Specific Detection of Microbes in Patient Specimens
Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii, Ph.D.
Professor – Biomedical Engineering
Boston University – College of Engineering
Nancy S. Miller, M.D.
Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Boston University – School of Medicine
OBJECTIVE: To develop a method of detecting genetic material of a bacterial cells in clinical specimens (e.g. blood, tissue, or enrichment culture) in order to identify various microbes, including infectious agents, as well as food and waterborne pathogenic bacteria, with extremely high specificity.