Millions of people contract sepsis every year, and the mortality rate from sepsis is very high. Therefore, time to correct diagnosis is critical, and every hour counts. Current standard methods for pathogen identification and susceptibility profiling require days from sampling to analysis result. Given a mortality rate of 7% per hour for untreated severe sepsis, a faster diagnostic method would save lives.
Q-linea is developing a fast, fully automated system for sepsis diagnostics. The system will give pathogen identity and susceptibility profile within hours from initial sampling, giving the physician information needed for early adaptation of the treatment depending on the nature of the infection.