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LGC explains the importance of measurement accuracy in the fight against anti-microbial resistance

19 May 2015
Jim Huggett, Principal Scientist in molecular biology, will discuss how measurement research can assist in the battle against microbial resistance during a conference tomorrow.
Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR) is of growing global concern, with England’s Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies recently describing it as a 'ticking time bomb'. 
The UK Government’s National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies has recently published a report indicating that the number of infections complicated by AMR will rise significantly over the next 20 years, with even routine minor surgery and routine operations becoming high risk.
The conference, ‘Life Science Leadership Series: Anti-microbial Resistance’, will outline perspectives on the challenges associated with AMR and how emerging technologies are leading to innovative intervention strategies.   

Jim’s lecture will outline work carried out by LGC in its role as UK designated National Measurement Institute for chemical and bio-measurement and will include an overview of research conducted to determine the accuracy of methods for AMR analysis.
He will explain how research to better detect drug resistance to guide treatment, or to better guide use of the ones we have, can be maximised if measurement considerations, such as ensuring adequate reproducibility of results, are taken into account from the outset.
The conference will take place on 20 May 2015 and is organised by One Nucleus – an international membership organisation for life science and healthcare companies.
For more information about the conference, visit the One Nucleus website