Antimicrobial resistance - A global threat
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of the constantly increasing range of infections caused by bacteria. In fact, the spreading of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is a growing threat to public health, leading to 426,000 hospital contracted infections and 33,000 deaths per year in Europe at present.
This strongly correlates with
- the lack of rapid tests that could identify the type(s) of resistant bacteria within a short time frame and
- the lack of standardised strategies for developing eﬃcient diagnosis pathways to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria.
The AMR DetecTool project is an answer to this challenge: it evaluates and brings to market a new set of tests that ensure a quick response time in hospitals for identifying the best antibiotics for patients.
This website offers information about the AMR DetecTool project, key information about AMR and rapid tests.
You are welcome to learn more about our innovative process and join our efforts to bring this new solution to the everyday operation of hospitals across the world.