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2011-10-13 09:46:09

Replacing conventional laboratory tests with a new DNA sequence-based technology to identify pathogens causing bloodstream infections dramatically lowered mortality and health-care costs, a clinical study conducted by an interdisciplinary UA research team found. Unlike conventional laboratory tests, a new technology called PNA-FISH is designed to rapidly identify bloodstream pathogens by their genetic code. Results are available within hours instead of days providing pharmacists and...

2011-05-07 21:15:00

ONTARIO, Calif., May 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California Watch's most recent article regarding the preliminary findings of California Department of Public Health (CDPH) pertaining to the diagnosis of septicemia at Prime Healthcare's hospitals is yet another example of its failure to gather all of the facts before publicizing baseless allegations fed by the union, SEIU. As demonstrated by Prime Healthcare's responses, CDPH's findings are erroneous and are the result of surveys performed by...

2011-04-04 11:45:00

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) today announced that three different clinical studies presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) April 1-4 in Dallas showed that the MicroCLAVE neutral displacement needleless connector helps significantly reduce the risk of bacterial contamination and limit the incidence of hospital-acquired bloodstream infection when used in connection with an...

2011-01-17 07:00:00

WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its GNR Traffic Light(TM) PNA FISH(R) test. GNR Traffic Light PNA FISH is the first test capable of simultaneously identifying Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa directly from positive blood cultures containing Gram-negative rods in less than 90 minutes. The test is the latest addition to AdvanDx's easy-to-use,...

2009-12-10 07:00:00

WOBURN, Mass., and VEDBAEK, Denmark, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a fast, 90 minutes protocol for its S. aureus PNA FISH® and S. aureus/CNS PNA FISH® tests. The faster protocol reduces the PNA FISH turn-around time from the original 2.5 hours to 90 minutes by reducing PNA probe hybridization from 90 minutes to 30 minutes. Clinical validation studies performed at hospitals in the United...

2009-07-21 07:00:00

WOBURN, Mass. and DURHAM, N.C., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx and bioMerieux, Inc. today announced Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), which is part of Orlando Health, has implemented the PNA FISH(R) tests from AdvanDx to identify bloodstream pathogens 1 to 2 days earlier to help their physicians, pharmacists and nurses improve care and outcomes for patients with bloodstream infections. Every year, 350,000 patients contract bloodstream infections in the United States causing over...

2009-06-02 07:00:00

First hospital in Georgia to use a new, cutting edge diagnostic technology to fight serious infections and improve patient care and outcomes. WOBURN, Mass., and VEDBAEK, Denmark, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia has implemented AdvanDx's PNA FISH(R) tests to identify bloodstream pathogens 1 to 3 days earlier than conventional methods to help their physicians, pharmacists and nurses improve care and outcomes for patients...

2009-05-07 01:00:00

LONDON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frost & Sullivan "2009 European Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases Product Line Strategy of the Year Award", is presented to SIRS-Lab GmbH. The company's exceptional product line for sepsis diagnosis and monitoring make it a worthy recipient of this award. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Sepsis is the second commonest cause of death in industrialised countries. The major challenge for intensive care physicians is...


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