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, …

The Key Component that Sepsis Protocol and Antibiotic Stewardship Have in Common

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Sepsis is a silent killer that the majority of Americans have never heard of. According to a survey conducted in 2011 by Sepsis Alliance, nearly 60% of those surveyed said they had never heard the term, “Sepsis.” Sepsis is what our grandparents commonly referred to as a, “blood infection.” It …

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 …