An electrochemical biosensor based on magnetically coupled LC sensors for the rapid detection of microbial growth and sensitivity to microbials. The engineered LC sensors can be placed in 96 well plates and communicate the reading remotely with a receiver coil for signal analysis. The sensors were validated by testing the growth of Escherichia. coli, Staphylococcus. aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the presence and absence of different antibiotics. Drug-resistant strains were used as controls. Bacterial growth was detected within 30 mins of culture inoculation, allowing rapid determination of antibiotic susceptibility at the phenotypic level. The pattern shown in the LC sensor AST is consistent with results collected with traditional optical density (OD) 600nm measurement, additional validation was also performed with lysogeny broth (LB) dosed with fetal bovine serum (FBS). With the compatibility with 96-well plates, this rapid AST may be used for low-cost, point-of-care applications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - May 4 2023|