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Goluch Awarded Patent for Rapid Bacterial Infection Diagnosis System

June 20, 2019

ChE Associate Professor Edgar Goluch was awarded a patent for creating a "Diagnostic system and process for rapid bacterial infection diagnosis".

Abstract Source: USPTO

Methods and devices for monitoring the viability of a biofilm comprising Pseudomonas Aeruginosa bacteria are provided by detecting pyocyanin. The invention relates to electrochemical methods and devices that offer a simple and inexpensive alternative for immediate identification of bacterial infection due to the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In some embodiments, an inexpensive, disposable electrochemical sensor can be used to rapidly screen for the presence of P. aeruginosa in clinical wound effluent samples.