Deep Sequencing Clinical Analysis Tool for Infectious Disease

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Investigator: Steven A. Miller, MD, PhD
Sponsor: UC Proof of Concept Program

Location(s): United States

Description

Deep sequencing technologies are promising new diagnostic tools in clinical microbiology. These tools enable the detection of pathogens in clinical samples on a comprehensive scale not previously possible by routine laboratory testing. The applications are myriad and include clinical diagnostics, outbreak investigation, and novel pathogen discovery. With recent improvements in throughput, cost, turnaround time, and computational analysis, we can soon envision deep sequencing as a practical front-line diagnostic for unknown pathogens in clinical samples.