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Building open lab hardware to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Bull, S. ORCID:, Needs, S. ORCID: and Edwards, A. ORCID:, (2020) Building open lab hardware to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Open Research Case Studies. Report. University of Reading

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Microbiological imaging can be lengthy and labour-intensive without expensive lab-automation. Using Open Source hardware and software, Dr Al Edwards’ Biomedical Technology Lab designed a robot to take high-resolution images of experiments capturing changes in colour and fluorescence due to bacterial growth. This affordable solution has increased the Lab’s capability to image and screen samples with higher throughput, accuracy, and more kinetic data. The system is fully customisable to suit any imaging experiment and costs only £600 to build from Open Source resources.

Item Type:Report (Report)
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy
ID Code:89600
Publisher:University of Reading


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