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Monitoring today enables impactful action for human, animal, and environmental health of tomorrow

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Take a One Health approach for public and planetary health

How it works


Screen the genetic composition of antibiotic resistance in your environmental samples. Visualise and compare antibiotic resistance index between locations.

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Benchmark your results against latest scientific baselines, and compare them to a global database of antibiotic resistance in similar environments.

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Identify problematic sites and point sources. Get alerted to changes in genetic resistance levels and stay ahead of emerging issues.

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There is growing evidence that the environment plays a key role in the development, transmission and spread of AMR. Its proliferation is linked to the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, pollution and waste.

The United Nations Environment Program
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AMR is a complex problem that requires both sector-specific actions in the human health, food production, animal and environmental sectors, and a coordinated approach across these sectors.

World Health Organisation
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The old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to AMR. Preventative measures, such as improving water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as putting in place strong international and national regulatory frameworks to enforce controls on the sale and distribution of antibiotics, will go a long way in reducing AMR.

The United Nations Environment Program
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Antimicrobial resistance has been identified in all regions of the world and can rapidly spread. The amount of resistance and number of infections is different worldwide, along with the use of antibiotics and antifungals, access to clean water and adequate sanitation, vaccination coverage, and access to quality healthcare.

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) reduce contaminants in wastewater before discharging the treated water into waterways. However, some antibiotic and antifungal residues and resistant germs and genes can survive treatment because wastewater treatment systems are not specifically designed to kill or remove them.

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Some bacteria are naturally resistant to certain antibiotics (intrinsic or inherent resistance). A more worrying problem is when some bacteria, that are normally susceptible to antibiotics, become resistant as a result of genetic changes (acquired resistance).

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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Find answers to the most common questions about our monitoring service process, gene selection, DNA concentrations and other important information.

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Which genes do you measure? Can we choose the target genes?

In each chip analysis, we can measure up to 384 genes, including 16S rRNA gene (positive control); antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) targeting aminoglycoside, amphenicol, beta lactam, florphenicol, multidrug efflux-pump, macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B (MLSB), trimethoprim, tetracycline, vancomycin; genes targeting other antibacterials such as nisin, bacitracin, antiseptic, mercury; and genes that are associated with mobile genetic elements (MGEs) and integrons.

Yes, you can customise the target genes with an extra customisation fee. The customisation options for chip analysis are: 296 Genes: 5 Samples; 248 Genes: 6 Samples; 216 Genes: 8 Samples; 144 Genes: 12 Samples; 120 Genes: 14 Samples; 96 Genes: 18 Samples; 80 Genes: 21 Samples; 72 Genes: 24 Samples; 54 Genes: 32 Samples; 48 Genes: 36 Samples; 36 Genes: 48 Samples; 24 Genes: 72 Samples; and 12 Genes: 128 Samples. You can choose the target genes based on over 600 previously validated primer sets that are available in our database from the the ARG selection sheet that we will send you separately.

What services do you offer?

In Resistomap we provide antibiotic resistance monitoring services starting from sampling to the final analysis of the SmartChip qPCR results.

How long is the analysis process?

We deliver analysis results within 10 working days. For three or more chips, the analysis process may take longer.

Do you detect pathogens?

Yes, at the moment we have 18 primer sets available to target certain taxonomy group of bacteria and pathogens.

Which sample types do you accept?

We accept all types of samples, e.g., soil, sediment, sludge, manure, stool, meat, tissue, swabs, river, lake, wastewater, and seawater.