After almost 30 years the first new antibiotic has been discovered! it has been branded a ‘paradigm shift’ in the development of new and more advanced drugs. The drug in question goes by the name of Teixobactin. It has been found to successfully treat common bacterial infections such as septicaemia, tuberculosis and C.diff. Hopefully available within the next five years this revolutionary drug is set to take the world by storm due to the fact that it could potentially lead the way to developing new antibiotics, simply because of the way it was discovered. It has always been believed by scientists that the soil, yes the soil! is packed full of new antibiotics as bacteria has developed ways in which it is able to fight off other microbes. Around 99% of microbes are unable to successfully grow in laboratory conditions. This has proved difficult for scientists to reach the drugs they require. So until now they have been unable to make such a breakthrough. Researchers from Boston have now discovered a way of using an electronic chip in order to develop the microbes within the soil and then isolate the antibiotic compounds. It is safe to say that this prodigious breakthrough will change future studies forever.