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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).
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.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept.
New, very precise measurements have shown that the rotation of the Milky Way is simpler than previously thought.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 â€“ until now.
An international team of astronomers from Chile, Europe and North America  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".
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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