Dielectrophoretic assay of bacterial resistance to antibiotics

Juliana Johari, Yvonne Hübner, Judith C. Hull, Jeremy W. Dale, Michael P. Hughes

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The dielectrophoretic collection spectra of antibiotic-sensitive and antibiotic-resistant strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis have been determined. These indicate that in the absence of antibiotic treatment there is a strong similarity between the dielectric properties of sensitive and resistant strains, and that there is a significant difference between the sensitive strains before and after treatment with the antibiotic streptomycin after 24 h exposure. This method offers possibilities for the assessment of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)N193-N198
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Issue number14
StatePublished - 21 Jul 2003


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