Poster: Everyone Matters in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Understanding your role in detecting, reducing and preventing the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is key to combating this growing threat. Once we realize how our actions can impact AMR, we can then take appropriate actions to stop and reduce its development and spread. Acknowledging that certain current clinical, industrial, …

Watch Regular Bacteria Evolve into Superbugs

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors World health leaders have described superbugs as “nightmare bacteria” that “pose a catastrophic threat” to people in every country in the world. Understanding how superbugs develop, what their resistance mechanisms are, and the impact they have on human health is key to combatting the threat. How do Superbugs Evolve? Superbugs …

Balancing the Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics and Patient Health

By Chris Cook, PharmD, Ph.D. Good antibiotic stewardship means treating each patient with the precise antibiotic for their infection and discontinuing their exposure to antibiotics that will not help them, as rapidly as possible. So, there should not be a conflict between using powerful antibiotics when they are needed and avoiding them when another drug …

Fighting Superbugs, Monsters of Our Own Creation Faster medical tests are essential to combating antibiotic resistance

As a molecular microbiologist, I have studied antibiotic resistance for more than two decades and have witnessed the acceleration of this public health crisis at a pace that few would have predicted. Already, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conservatively estimates that each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people …