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Dr. Michel G. Bergeron

Location: Quebec, QC

Award: Principal Award

Category: Molecular Biology

Year: 2016

Innovation:

Rapid <1h Molecular Diagnostics for Better Care

Dr. Michel G. Bergeron’s contribution to medical innovation has not only saved countless lives, but is helping battle one of the biggest threats facing modern medicine – antibiotic resistance. His Rapid <1hr Molecular Diagnostics for Better Care identifies microorganisms causing infections using their DNA instead of the slow Pasteur microbial culture which takes ≥48hr, allowing physicians to prescribe antibiotics with precision in real time.