Perfectus Biomed are delighted to announce that we, in collaboration with the University of Warwick, have been awarded funding from the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) for a ‘Biofilm Fluorescent Antibiotics Assay’ project.
About the NBIC funding
The NBIC have awarded funding to 26 biofilm-related projects from the first Proof of Concept (PoC) earlier this year. The projects relate to a variety of sectors, including health, food hygiene, industrial processing, marine and water. They focus on the major strategic NBIC themes to prevent, detect, manage and engineer biofilms. The aim is to understand biofilms and produce innovative solutions to the challenges they present on a global scale.
The ‘Biofilm Fluorescent Antibiotics Assay’ project
The ability of antibiotics to penetrate the biofilm matrix is key to their clinical success, but hard to measure. Perfectus Biomed, in collaboration with the University of Warwick, will be assessing a novel method to detect how well antibiotics penetrate biofilms in chronic lung infections. Fluorescently-tagged antibiotics will be used within clinically relevant and UKAS accredited biofilm methods.