Superbugs Detection

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Since the introduction of antibiotics, the bacteria they treat have been adapting and changing to become more resistant. These antibiotic-resistant bacteria are called superbugs, and they cause serious bacterial infections that are extremely difficult to treat. One of the key challenges in the fight against superbugs is the detection of drug-resistant bacteria. We offer low-cost, rapid detection tools and services for currently known or unknown drug-resistant pathogens.

Different Types of Superbugs

Some of the antibiotic-resistant pathogens that we currently face are classified into different threat levels. Some superbugs are considered to be an urgent threat to us, including Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), Clostridioides difficile, etc. Pathogens of serious threat level include Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, etc. Pathogens of concern level include some drug-resistant Streptococcus.

Some superbugs that are common in clinical practice include Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), which can cause a variety of serious infections.

Different types of common superbugs.Fig. 1 Different types of common superbugs.

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