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New device detects bacteria and tests for antibiotic resistance

(University of Alberta) Engineering and pharmaceutical science researchers at the University of Alberta are hoping a new device they've designed will curtail the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. The lab-on-a-chip device virtually eliminates the potential of false test results and is faster and more accurate than current testing techniques. It is ideal for situations where only very small samples can be used, such as neonatal ICUs.
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