ELISHA Systems Ltd to present results for MRSA detection at the World Congress on Biosensors 2014
Specific detection of MRSA using a novel phage lysin mediated biosensor has been successfully demonstrated and the TSB sponsored project PROMPT-Plus is proceeding to trial the biosensors
Rapid detection of MRSA has been proven to be possible using phage lysins and antibodies to the proteins released. This approach removes the need for ultra-clean approaches to samples and also largely removes pre-treatment of samples to deliver the protein analyte to the biosensors. Sensitivity has been shown to be in the picogram per ml levels of the target analyte, with a speed of assay in under 20 minutes.