The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response yesterday announced a $9.3 million contract to develop a test that could help hospital and commercial laboratories speed diagnosis of bacterial infections and determine the best antibiotics to treat them. ASPR’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will sponsor advanced development of the testing technology under an 18-month contract with SeLux Diagnostic Inc. The agency said the technology aims to reduce the time needed to diagnose bacterial infections from days to hours and curb antibiotic-resistant infections.

Related News Articles

Headline
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved a new antibiotic to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.
Headline
The number of U.S. hospitals with an antibiotic stewardship program that meets all core elements recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Headline
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the first in a new series of free online training courses to help health care organizations prevent…
Headline
In a commentary published in Academic Medicine, experts outline how academic medicine, medical education, public health agencies, hospital associations and…
Headline
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday issued updated recommendations to prevent measles transmission in health care settings.
Headline
HHS and the Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency will provide funding to VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals to develop a novel antibiotic to treat…