Techli TV’s Ed Domain sits down with Tom Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Nanopore Diagnostics on this week’s Domain Tech Report. Cohen, a post-doctoral research scholar at Washington University and Benjamin Borgo, PhD, MBA, won the 2014 Olin Cup with their plan for Nanopore Diagnostics.
Nanopore is developing a microbial diagnostic test to fight the spread of antibiotic resistance by taking the guess work out of prescribing antibiotics. The test will determine if a patient has an infection, and then provide comprehensive details on the infection, all in only 20 minutes. This will allow a physician, during the initial examination, to prescribe the ideal antibiotic needed for a particular patient.