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MinION for rapid identification of Urinary Tract Infections

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Date: 18th September 2015 | Source: University of East Anglia

Authors: Oxford Nanopore Technologies, UEA.

A team at UEA has unveiled research showing nanopore sequencing on a MinION being used to characterise bacteria from urine samples four times more quickly than using traditional methods of culturing bacteria. The research was shown at an international four-day medical conference in San Diego, run jointly by the American Society for Microbiology’s Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) and the International Society of Chemotherapy (ICC).

Read more at the UEA website, the BBC website, Die Welt (German) and watch Justin O’Grady’s talk on rapid pathogen identification at London Calling:  Nanopore Sequencing: Disruptive Technology in Clinical Microbiology?

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