Day Zero Diagnostics reduces infectious disease identification time to mere hours to ensure the correct antibiotic course

Day Zero Diagnostics has a process that identifies what's ailing you quickly and efficiently, so doctors know exactly which type of antibiotic to put you on. The startup developed a test that can identify the specific bacterial strain causing an illness in a matter of hours.

The issue of antibiotic resistance isn't just how strong the resistance of microbes are but also a factor of time—sometimes in life or death terms. Imagine you're really sick and you go to urgent care for treatment. The first course of broad-spectrum antibiotics doesn't work, so you're put on a more targeted course, and that doesn't work. As the clock is ticking and your condition goes from worse to life-threatening, there's still another course you get put on. It's a process of elimination that can prove deadly.

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