Academic Venture Fund - 2017
Small Device, Big Results
A pocket-sized device promises health workers around the world an easy, inexpensive way to detect antibiotic resistance and manage infections--right in the doctor's office or clinic. Partnering with Weill Cornell Medicine, the researchers will develop Rapid Identification of Antibiotic Resistance (RIDAR), a handheld diagnostic tool that delivers near-instant information about a patient's infection type to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use. If the infection is bacterial, RIDAR will check its antibiotic susceptibility and suggest the most effective drug for treatment.