AR Solutions in Action
Pilot Program with HP Accelerates Antibiotic Testing
In 2018, CDC and Hewlett-Packard (HP) launched a pilot program, installing HP printers as part of CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (AR Lab Network). The inkjet printing technology, adapted for printing antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) panels, will help clinicians decide if a new-to-market drug could effectively treat a highly drug-resistant infection.
Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Lab Network Established as New Fungal Threat Emerges
CDC is committed to supporting vital laboratory capacity in every state to rapidly detect new forms of antibiotic resistance through its Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (AR Lab Network). The new network was established in 2016 with support from Congress. As new or rare forms of antibiotic resistance emerge, CDC’s AR Lab Network supports nationwide capacity to rapidly detect these threats in health care, food, and the community, and inform local responses to prevent spread and protect people. Read about one example of the AR Lab Network’s importance and early success, highlighted in its response to the emerging resistant fungus, Candida auris (C. auris).
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