Latest Blood culture Stories

2014-06-26 23:09:26

Live webinar July 17 features leading experts in microbiology, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Sepsis is responsible for more than 1.6 million hospitalizations each year in the United States, resulting in nearly 200,000 deaths and over $20 billion in associated healthcare costs. Sepsis is frequently caused by bacterial infections in the bloodstream. Traditional diagnostics for bloodstream infections can take as many as 2 to 4 days,...

2014-05-30 23:07:28

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Automated and Rapid Microbiological Tests markets. Global market for Automated and Rapid Microbiological Tests is forecast to reach US$5.9 billion by 2020, driven by increase in outbreaks of new diseases caused by mutant microorganisms, rising healthcare expenditure, and growing need to speed up microbiological testing. San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Microbiology is one of the major segments of the diagnostic testing...

2014-04-08 12:31:11

WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx, Inc. today announced it has closed a $12 million financing led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) with participation from existing investors SLS Ventures AB and LD Pensions. The Series B-1 financing will be used to fund the expansion of AdvanDx's molecular diagnostic product offerings, as well as its sales and marketing presence in the U.S. and internationally. "We continue to see increased...

2013-11-19 13:02:22

A new method could cut hours off the time it takes to diagnose blood infections while also eliminating the need for complicated manual processing and expensive equipment, according to a report to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on November 19. The method combines a selective lysis step in which blood cells in the sample are destroyed, a centrifugation step to collect any bacteria or fungi in the sample, and a fluorescence step...

2013-09-09 11:35:52

Disease-causing bacteria stink — literally — and the odor released by some of the nastiest microbes has become the basis for a faster and simpler new way to diagnose blood infections and finger the specific microbe, scientists reported here today at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. The new test produces results in 24 hours, compared to as much as 72 hours required with the test hospitals now use,...

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