Translational Genomics Research Institute
Award Date: 2021
Duration: 18 months
Program Area: Bioscience
Support for a project to update a research-use-only antimicrobial resistance detection tool, N-GARD, which can detect hundreds of different causes of drug resistance in healthcare infections. The tool would then be validated for clinical use and adopted by TGen for use on patient specimens. The project is needed as personalized treatment requires that clinicians receive rapid, comprehensive information on a patient’s infection and likely response to therapy. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.