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2009-01-30 07:00:00

First Diagnostic Test for Identifying E. coli and P. aeruginosa Directly from Positive Blood Cultures PNA FISH to Provide Critical Results 24-48 Hours Sooner Than Conventional Methods Helping Clinicians to Improve Care and Outcomes for 100,000 Patients with Bloodstream Infections WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for E. coli/P. aeruginosa PNA FISH(R) to identify Escherichia coli and/or Pseudomonas aeruginosa...

2008-10-30 09:00:40

Finnish biotechnology company Mobidiag launches its first CE-marked product for In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) of sepsis. The microarray-based Prove-it(TM) Sepsis is invincible in both the coverage and the rate of detecting dangerous bacteria including the superbug MRSA from positive blood culture samples in a single test. The test enables simultaneous identification of 50 species in less than three hours. Based on the excellent performance of 3300 patient samples in the University College London...

2008-10-01 09:00:49

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Xpert(TM) MRSA/SA Blood Culture (BC) test, which runs on the GeneXpert(R) System, for the detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus (SA, typically methicillin susceptible) in blood culture bottles showing gram-positive cocci -- in less than one hour. Cepheid's Xpert MRSA/SA BC...

2008-08-18 09:01:01

Maximus, a business unit of leading infusion therapy firm Medegen Inc., today announced that as a result of a Co-Marketing Agreement between C.R. Bard and Medegen Inc., the MaxPlus(R) Clear(TM) needleless access connector will now be included in peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) kits sold by Bard Access Systems. The agreement provides the extra benefits of the MaxPlus Clear product to users of Bard PowerPICC SOLO*, the newly launched PICC designed to provide the efficiency of...

2008-07-29 09:00:24

AACC Annual Meeting - Seegene's Seeplex(R) Sepsis multi-pathogen screening test introduced today at the 2008 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) brings a novel and fast-acting diagnostic technique for hospitals to simultaneously verify a complex range of targets that indicate sepsis, the leading cause of death in non-coronary intensive care units worldwide. This killing disease leaves a muddy footprint providing no clear track back...

2008-07-15 09:01:35

WOBURN, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that a new study shows use of AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) test was associated with an 82% reduction in mortality rates from S. aureus bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit (ICU), a 53% reduction in overall mortality from staphylococcal bloodstream infections, and a significant reduction in antibiotic use. The study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, the study was...

2007-06-14 12:15:20

The prompt and accurate detection of bacteremia and fungemia is one of the most important functions of clinical microbiology laboratories. Guidelines for the collection, processing, and interpretation of blood cultures are needed so that laboratories and providers use optimal laboratory methods for recovering specific pathogens, interpret the results correctly, and help control healthcare costs. In response to this need, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, formerly...

2004-11-25 03:00:18

Jaydin was a 7-month-old female who was transferred to our facility from an outside hospital by ambulance after her father brought her into the emergency department (ED) for fever of 105, irritability, and epistaxis. At the outlying hospital blood cultures and a complete blood count (CBC) were obtained. She was ashen and having some difficulty breathing and the decision was made to admit her to the pediatrie intensive care unit (PlCCJ) for observation. Her initial labs were significant with a...