Deadline: 2022-09-29 Award: 8 000 000£ Open to: Businesses, Other, Researchers, Start-Ups, Students, Subject Matter Experts*
Longitude prize is looking to create an inexpensive, easy-to-use point of care test kit for bacterial infections, which can provide reliable results, and permit a better use of antibiotics, less misdiagnosis, and prescription.
Antibiotics have been a key for our survival, but their effectiveness is in jeopardy due to the rise of antimicrobial resistance. WHO estimates that antibiotics adds twenty years to our life expectency. But, our overuse of antibiotics has led to bacteria's evolving to be more resistant to them, and the possible evolution into untreatable suberbugs.
To counter this problem, prevent an uncontrollable evolution of bacteria's, and our antibiotics losing their effectiveness, we need to rethink our use of antibiotics, by promoting targeted treatments and smart clinical decision systems.
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