CARB-X awards Day Zero Diagnostics $6.2M
CARB-X will support US-based Day Zero Diagnostics with $6.2M. The company combines whole-genome sequencing and machine learning to identify a pathogen and its drug-resistance profile within hours, not days.
CARB-X is awarding Day Zero Diagnostics, based in Boston, up to US$6.2 million in non-dilutive funding to develop a diagnostic system that could diagnose bacterial infections more quickly – within hours rather than days – and show physicians which antibiotics are most likely to effectively treat the infection. The innovative technology combines whole-genome sequencing and machine learning to identify the species of a pathogen and its drug-resistance profile without the need for culture, providing physicians with vital information to speed the appropriate treatment of serious drug-resistant bacterial infections in hours rather than days.
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