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Currently, labs require at least eight hours to determine the most efficient antibiotic treatment for a given infection. SUPPLY, a new research project at CEA-Leti, hopes to revolutionize this process thanks to a novel method of analysis based on "optical tweezers". The project aims to create a prototype that could enable labs to confirm a treatment in only two hours.
When a patient suffers from a serious infection, doctors are in a race against time to find the best antibiotic treatment. The traditional Petri dish method requires at least 8 hours for analysis, and sometimes takes up to 24 hours.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.