Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative bacterium in the Enterobacteriaceae family normally found in intestines and stool. Healthy people usually do not contract Klebsiella infections, but patients with other health conditions are at higher risk for pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis caused by the bacteria. Some strains of K. pneumoniae have developed antimicrobial resistance, specifically to a class of antibiotics called carbapenems (CRE). In fact, K. pneumoniae is one of six ESKAPE pathogens – a group of bacteria capable of escaping the actions of antibiotics, leading to higher rates of resistance and transmission
TransPharm has validated this pathogen in the following models:
Additional validations are available upon request.