2019-04-11

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. Copyright holder: Janice Haney Carr. Link: https://phil.cdc.gov/Details.aspx?pid=10043.

Digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. Copyright holder: Janice Haney Carr. Link: https://phil.cdc.gov/Details.aspx?pid=10043.

P. aeruginosa is responsible for an estimated 51,000 hospital acquired infections each year in the US alone. With a growing number being multidrug-resistant, P. aeruginosa has entered WHO’s list of bacteria for which we are in urgent need of new antibiotics. Commonly affecting the immunocompromised or hospitalized patients with serious infections P. aeruginosa accounts for roughly 10% of all hospital acquired infections. It spreads through poorly sanitized equipment and surfaces, and by human interactions. 1928 can help you analyze your WGS data to inform about the antibiotic resistance profile as well as support outbreak tracing. 1928 offers the following in its P. aeruginosa pipeline:

1928 offers the following analyses of P. aeruginosa:

  • MLST (Multilocus sequence typing).
  • cgMLST (core genome MLST), typing with finer resolution than traditional MLST with our own schema built from 3950 genes.
  • Genotypic prediction of resistance genes.