A new bloodstream infection test created by UC Irvine researchers can speed up diagnosis times with unprecedented accuracy, allowing physicians to treat patients with potentially deadly ailments more promptly and effectively.
UCI project scientist Don-Ku Kang observes the IC 3D technology, which can rapidly detect bacteria in blood samples.
Credit: Steve Zylius / UC Irvine
Dong-Ku Kang, M. Monsur Ali, Kaixiang Zhang, Dr. Susan Huang, Ellena Peterson and Michelle Digman of UCI contributed to the work, which received startup funding from UCI’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, and Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The National Institutes of Health (grants UL1 TR000153, P41 GM103540 and P50-GM076516) also provided support.