Skip to main content
| News

Resistell seeking to further develop test to combat antibiotic resistance

26.04.2022

The startup Resistell has launched a study looking into the applicability of a test against antibiotic resistances that is being funded by an independent grant from Pfizer. In so doing, the company from Muttenz in the canton of Basel-Landschaft is seeking to facilitate the continued use of antibiotics in a targeted, precise manner.

The biotech firm Resistell from Muttenz in the canton of Basel-Landschaft has received a grant from the Zurich-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer AG for a research project. For this, the spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) is seeking to assess the applicability of its antibiotic susceptibility test (AST) against a novel antibiotic, further details of which can be found in a press release. The study aims to provide a proof of concept for the AST developed by Resistell.

According to information from the company itself, a positive outcome in connection with this research project could help to generate a paradigm shift in the management of infectious diseases and open the door to informed, diagnostics-based treatment decisions. “Targeted and precise use of antibiotics is ever more important in the light of constantly increasing multidrug-resistant infections. Resistell’s rapid phenotypic AST enables adequate antibiotic therapy for critically ill patients, which not only saves lives but also extends the lifetime of novel antibiotics that are so scarce nowadays”, explains Danuta Cichocka, CEO of Resistell, in the press release.

Reduction of the test duration

Founded in 2018, Resistell claims to have developed the world’s fastest antibiotic susceptibility test. It is based on the analysis of nano-scale vibrations of living cells. The AST developed by Resistell reduces the duration of a test from what previously took many hours or even days to just a couple of hours. It is hoped that it could help to solve one of the greatest challenges facing the healthcare sector, namely the increasing resistance of pathogens to antibiotics.

You may also be interested in

Basel Area achieves milestone with settling of LifeMine
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Basel Area achieves milestone with settling of LifeMine

Life sciences company LifeMine Therapeutics from the USA has established its European headquarters in the Basel Area. With this, Basel...

Read More
Space Pharmaceuticals establishes presence in Basel
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Space Pharmaceuticals establishes presence in Basel

Space Pharmaceuticals AG is strengthening the life sciences cluster in the Basel Area. At its research lab, the cheminformatics company...

Read More
NextImmune to benefit from Venture Kick financing
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Life Sciences / biotech

NextImmune to benefit from Venture Kick financing

The startup accelerator Venture Kick is supporting NextImmune with financing in the amount of 150,000 Swiss francs. The spin-off from...

Read More
OECD impressed by the canton of Jura’s innovation system
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Medtech, Switzerland Innovation Park

OECD impressed by the canton of Jura’s innovation system

The OECD has examined the innovation systems in place in rural areas of its member states, including the canton of...

Read More
ti&m opens branch in Basel
Basel Area Business & Innovation, ICT, Innovation, Invest

ti&m opens branch in Basel

ti&m now has an office in Basel. With this action, the company specializing in digitization, security and innovation projects is...

Read More
What can artificial intelligence do for health?
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Digital Health, Innovation, Life Sciences / biotech, Medtech

What can artificial intelligence do for health?

Algorithms help diagnose and treat diseases, discover new drugs and personalize prevention. Thus, the potential of artificial intelligence has been...

Read More
1 2 3 37