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The FASTest is a microchip-based test to quickly determine antibiotic sensitivity for primarily urinary tract infections Baltekin et al. PNAS, 2017. “This project has a clear strategic focus in a world of ever increasing challenges caused by microbial resistance to antibiotic drugs and where the need for fast and sensitive diagnostic methods is high”, according to SSF’s motivation for the prize. The technique is patent-protected and is commercialized by the company Astrego Diagnostics AB.