SAS® Viya® Compliments BIOMÉRIEUX’S CLARION™ in Strategic Partnership for Data-Driven AMR Solutions

13 August, 2021

SAS, a leader in global analytics, announced a collaboration with bioMérieux (9 August, 2021) that cultivates a data-driven solution to track and minimize the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria.

August 13, 2021 –– Antibiotic resistance, a serious global health threat, impacts an estimated 2.8 million people per year in the United States and results in 35,000 deaths annually1. The rapid growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria across the globe can largely be attributed to the misuse and overuse of antibiotics. An uptick in unnecessary antibiotic prescribing since the COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated the issue2.

Healthcare professionals rely on accurate and timely diagnostic data to help guide patient treatment and fight AMR on the frontlines. Historically, hospital staff members have utilized antibiograms published annually to guide decision making. With new technologies and the evolution of CLARION™, the creation of antibiograms is accessible in just a few clicks.

CLARION seamlessly integrates infectious disease data into one centralized location where it is quickly translated into dashboards driven by the SAS® Viya® platform. SAS VIYA, an AI, analytic and data management platform, converts data into operational insights to help guide decision making. The ease of reliable data transmission between systems, “revolutionizes antimicrobial stewardship and transforms the antibiogram to be automated and dynamic,” said John Hurst, PharmD, BCIDP, Senior Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship for the US at bioMérieux.

The seamless integration of these two platforms modernizes efforts to combat the growth of antibiotic resistance and preserve the efficacy of antibiotics for future generations.

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1. Antibiotic Resistance Threatens Everyone. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published 2021. Accessed August 10, 2021.


2. Hyun D, Zetts R. Too many hospitalized Covid-19 patients are given antibiotics. STAT. Published 2021. Accessed August 10, 2021.

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