U of S Grand Challenges Canada Award - Bold Innovations to Improve Global Health
Dr. Jo-Anne Dillon (Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization - VIDO) was awarded $113,000 for her innovative health research project:
A Rapid Test for Simultaneous Identification and Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance at Point of Care for Bacterial Infections: Neisseria gonorrhoeae as a Prototype
Often, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Ng is unknown as diagnostic costs are too high. Our test will permit a simple, noninvasive diagnosis of gonorrhea and its antibiotic susceptibility allowing unique individualized testing and treatment.