Drug resistance is a complex, fast-changing, global health crisis. To fight it, we need collaboration between antimicrobial resistance surveillance networks and centers to learn which pathogens are adapting and where. We need to track each outbreak and work fast to prevent another.1 Surveillance is key—knowledge is power.
Without urgent, coordinated action, the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades, can once again kill.”
—World Health Organization, Global Report on Antimicrobial Resistance (2014)
Cepheid provides on-demand testing solutions to help track, manage and reduce the spread of infection.
On-demand PCR tests delivering results in about an hour or less enable real-time monitoring and reporting of pathogens that are critical to infection control and antimicrobial resistance:
1. World Health Organization. “Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance.” June, 2014.