A rapid culture system uninfluenced by an inoculum effect increases reliability and convenience for TB DST

By Madhukar Pai Moderator | 09 Jun, 2018

This proof of concept study shows that a Disc Agarose Channel (DAC) system that utilizes microfluidics and imaging technologies and is fully automated is capable of tracking single cell growth to produce Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) drug susceptibility testing (DST) results within 3~7 days.

Free access: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-26419-z