Acinetobacter baumannii is an aerobic, Gram-negative bacterium capable of forming biofilms. It colonizes moist tissues such as mucous membranes, breaks in the skin, and the respiratory tract, all of which can lead to infection of the bloodstream (bacteremia). A. baumannii 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. A. baumannii is primarily found in immunocompromised individuals and multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains pose an increased health risk.
TransPharm has validated this pathogen in the following models: