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2008-11-04 09:00:30

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today announced the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) categorized Cepheid's Xpert(TM) MRSA/SA Blood Culture (BC) test as "Moderate Complexity" under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). The new test is designed for on-demand detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus (SA), (typically Methicillin-sensitive) in positive patient blood culture bottles. Cleared...

2008-10-07 09:00:55

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today announced the release of Xpert(TM) vanA/vanB as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test delivers rapid detection of vanA and/or vanB genes, the genes most commonly associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) -- one of the more serious healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) worldwide. The 45-minute test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert(R) System, the...

2008-09-26 21:00:31

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today announced that the new California Medical Facility Infection Control and Prevention Act, aimed at reducing healthcare acquired infections (HAIs), calls attention to the need for a comprehensive menu of surveillance and diagnostic products in the growing HAI market. HAIs continue to be a national healthcare concern. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 1974 Methicillin-resistant...

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2008-09-22 08:00:00

Pulsating stars enable a new precise determination of the rotation of our Galaxy New, very precise measurements have shown that the rotation of the Milky Way is simpler than previously thought. A remarkable result from the most successful ESO instrument HARPS, shows that a much debated, apparent 'fall' of neighborhood Cepheid stars towards our Sun stems from an intrinsic property of the Cepheids themselves. The result, obtained by a group of astrophysicists led by Nicolas Nardetto, will soon...

2008-07-29 09:01:15

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today introduced its GeneXpert(R) Infinity-48 high-throughput system at the 2008 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The newest addition to Cepheid's GeneXpert family of molecular diagnostic testing systems delivers the world's first and only fully-automated random access system designed for management of the entire molecular testing workflow. After a sample is loaded into a GeneXpert...

2008-07-28 09:01:47

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today announced that the State of Victoria has selected Cepheid's GeneXpert(R) System and Xpert(TM) MRSA test for screening of high risk patients in up to 11 hospitals. Selection of these systems is part of ongoing efforts to comply with the rollout of the 5-year 'Start Clean' Victorian Infection Control Strategy, introduced by the Victorian Department of Human Services in 2007. To maintain compliance, all 76 Victorian public...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today announced the appointment of leading molecular epidemiologist and expert on Healthcare Associated Infections, Fred Tenover, Ph.D., as Senior Director of Scientific Affairs. Dr. Tenover will serve as a liaison with the Infection Control community and will lead Cepheid's Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Consortium program. "The objective of the Cepheid HAI Consortium is to establish global connections between hospital...

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2008-02-11 08:30:00

Astronomers calibrate the distance scale of the Universe Taking advantage of the presence of light echoes, a team of astronomers have used an ESO telescope to measure, at the 1% precision level, the distance of a Cepheid - a class of variable stars that constitutes one of the first steps in the cosmic distance "Our measurements with ESO's New Technology Telescope at La Silla allow us to obtain the most accurate distance to a Cepheid," says Pierre Kervella, lead-author of the paper reporting...

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2006-01-09 08:40:00

NASA -- We tend to think of the North Star, Polaris, as a steady, solitary point of light that guided sailors in ages past. But there is more to the North Star than meets the eye. The North Star is actually a triple star system. And while one companion can be seen easily through small telescopes, the other hugs Polaris so tightly that it has never been seen "“ until now. By stretching the capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to the limit, astronomers have photographed the...

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2005-08-02 12:57:30

VLT Enables Most Accurate Distance Measurement to Spiral Galaxy NGC 300 ESO -- An international team of astronomers from Chile, Europe and North America [1] is announcing the most accurate distance yet measured to a galaxy beyond our Milky Way's close neighbours. The distance was determined using the brightness variation of a type of stars known as "Cepheid variables". The team used the ISAAC near-infrared camera and spectrometer on ESO's 8.2-m VLT Antu telescope to obtain deep images in...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Andromeda Galaxy -- The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31, or the object 31 on the catalog of Messier, is the other giant spiral galaxy in the Local Group, together with our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is at a distance of approximately 2.36 million light years or 725 kpc, in the direction of the constellation Andromeda, and it will probably merge in the future with our galaxy, to form a giant elliptical. With a mass of about 1.5 times more than the Milky Way, it is the dominant galaxy...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.