From the beginning, the motivation to create diverse, yet sophisticated molecular pathogen and resistance panels for providers was driven by the need to establish a solution to thwart the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
We believe the antibiotic resistance crisis is fueled by providers not having a rapid and accurate diagnostic solution. Providers have had to overprescribe antibiotics prophylactically, while waiting on a diagnosis. Culture and sensitivity has been failing providers for years and yet there had been minimal advancement in commercial practice to replace it.
Molecular diagnostics was being tested in research and medical institutions and proving to be a rapid and accurate solution but the path to commercialization seemed grim.
The WHO (World Health Organization) published a prediction in 2012 that more people would die from infections in 2050 than cancer. This was the statistic that moved the co-Founders to find a solution.
We began researching the top MDROs (multi-drug resistant organisms) across the United States, along with the most common infections per area of medical discipline. We’re creating customized pathogen panels to answer a clinical need for data that could change patient outcomes if delivered in a timely manner.
Many times, it isn’t enough to only rule out viral pathogens when many patients are suffering from bacterial co-infections. Even after identifying pathogens, it can still be difficult to adequately treat patients if we are unaware of the resistance genes they carry that could prevent successful eradication of the infection.
At Vikor, we strive to give providers all of the pertinent data within a 24 hour time frame, so they can provide therapies that truly changes patient outcomes.
The only test that should be ordered is the one that will improve a patient outcome.
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