On Tuesday April 12th, InBiome opened the Molecular Culture Concept Lab at Amsterdam Science Park. By using the innovative Dutch “Molecular Culture” technology, the new laboratory can provide test results within 4 hours for all bacterial infections, even for bacterial species that could not be found with current tests. This is 20 times faster than traditional hospital laboratories, which use culture for these analyses. The festive opening took place with a large number of (international) guests from the medical world in Matrix Innovation Center.
With this rapid diagnosis, doctors can start the right treatment much faster, so that patients recover faster, hospital stays shorten and the risk of medical complications is reduced. The Molecular Culture technology has been developed in collaboration with academic hospitals.
The Molecular Culture Concept Lab is built on a surface of only 30 m2 and is made entirely of glass, so that the innovative process can be shown completely transparently to guests from all over the world. Despite the small size of the laboratory, the processing capacity is large: 1000 samples per day can be analyzed with only 2 laboratory technicians. By way of comparison: in a traditional culture lab, a lab technician processes around 50 samples per day.
By combining machine learning with advanced chemistry, inBiome enables microbiology labs over the world to rapidly and easily identify bacteria in a wide range of clinical sample types, including complex microbiota. Even uncultivable- and antibiotics treated species are detected. Current applications include replacing traditional culture in ICU’s for more accurate, same day results, infection control, gut flora analysis and various r&d applications for healthcare, pharmacy and food industies. Promising new applications currently undergoing clinical trials include IBD and Sepsis dagnostics and preventive screening.
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