Congratulations to OHEJP WORLDCOM scientists at the University of Surrey and the University of Galway! Their recent study on antimicrobial resistance diagnostic technology was published in Microbial Biotechnology.
Since environmental water is one of the main routes for the transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), it is crucial to improve the detection of AMR pathogens from contaminated water samples.
Five AMR markers of medical and veterinary relevance that contribute to the WHO pathogens priority list were targeted in the study. This study developed isothermal loop-mediated amplification (LAMP) assays and integrated them with a rapid culture-independent method to detect AMR markers from environmental water samples.
Hassan, M. M., van Vliet, A. H. M., Higgins, O., Burke, L. P., Chueiri, A., O’Connor, L., Morris, D., Smith, T. J., & La Ragione, R. M. (2023). Rapid culture-independent loop-mediated isothermal amplification detection of antimicrobial resistance markers from environmental water samples. Microbial biotechnology. 00, 1– 13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.14227
This novel diagnostic tool will improve AMR surveillance to benefit One Health applications in resource-limited locations.
Read this research article here.