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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:

This novel diagnostic tool will improve AMR surveillance to benefit One Health applications in resource-limited locations.​

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