Project: Novel materials and methods for the detection, traceable monitoring and evaluation of antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections. Driven by the misuse of antimicrobial drugs, a key and achievable goal in the fight against antimicrobial resistance is the advancement of clinical test methods to enable doctors to determine the correct antimicrobial therapy to use. Reproducible, accurate and specific diagnostic test methods will enable a coordinated global approach which targets existing treatments effectively and supports the rollout of emerging antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs. This project will develop the metrology needed to reliably evaluate new and existing clinical test methods used in the detection and monitoring of antimicrobial resistance, including reference materials for calibrating instruments and test systems. In addition, validated methods will also enable laboratories to benchmark their procedures, ensuring high accuracy, comparable measurements across Europe. Achieving these objectives will increase the efficacy of clinical testing, allowing clinicians to better target existing and novel treatments and mitigating the key driver of antimicrobial resistance.

Acronym 15HLT07 AntiMicroResist (Reference Number: 15HLT07)
Duration 01/06/2016 - 01/06/2019
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2015

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 LGC Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
3 Nacionalni Institut za Biologijo Partner Slovenia
4 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
5 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
6 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
7 British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Partner United Kingdom
8 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust Partner United Kingdom
9 Bolnisnica Golnik Klinicni oddelek za pljucne bolezni in alergijo Partner Slovenia
10 University College London Partner United Kingdom
11 Private Universitaet Witten/Herdecke gGmbH Partner Germany