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2014-05-16 16:24:37

WOBURN, Mass., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx, Inc., a leading provider of molecular diagnostic tests for the rapid identification of bloodstream infections, announced today that data from thirteen studies will be presented at the 114(th) General Meeting for the American Society for Microbiology beginning on May 17 in Boston, Massachusetts. Four of the studies will present data on mecA XpressFISH(TM) (FDA clearance pending), a novel method for the rapid detection of...

2014-03-18 12:31:11

WOBURN, Mass., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 510(k) clearance its new mecA XpressFISH(TM) test for the rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from S. aureus positive blood cultures. This assay will provide physicians with a new way to rapidly identify MRSA enabling them to implement appropriate treatment for patients with bloodstream infections....

2014-01-13 08:27:46

BD MAX(TM) MRSA XT Assay with eXTended Detection Technology Receives FDA Clearance BALTIMORE, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today it has received FDA clearance to market the BD MAX(TM) MRSA XT Assay for use on the fully-automated BD MAX(TM) System. This is the second assay from BD Diagnostics capable of detecting newly emerging MRSA strains with the...

2011-04-18 09:54:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IOD Incorporated(TM), a leading provider of integrated HIM solutions to hospitals, healthcare systems and clinics, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Medical Executive Coding & Auditing (MECA) and their affiliated RAC consulting company, Health Sciences Institute (HSI). Through the acquisition, IOD now addresses the day-to-day issues of coding, audits and clinical abstraction; and moves closer to becoming a full-service...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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