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2012-10-09 07:27:51

CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA activists are demanding that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declare MRSA an ongoing epidemic in U.S. Healthcare facilities, in the community and inform U.S. Congress. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121009/DC88730) MRSA is spreading at alarming rates in the community and within healthcare facilities worldwide. MRSA colonization and infections are occurring in pets, farm and zoo animals. MRSA has been...

2012-09-12 02:30:46

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "More than 285 Americans die every single day from a health-associated infection (HAI) that is mostly preventable and MRSA infections are at the top of the list," states Jeanine Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and World MRSA Day, October 2. Over two million Americans acquire an infection every year and many suffer greatly, become disabled and lose their quality of life - an infection is a dehumanizing experience. (Logo:...

2012-08-21 02:27:29

CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Help us in the fight against MRSA. MRSA activists and survivors along with their families are uniting in the global fight against MRSA, healthcare-acquired infections (HAI's) and antimicrobial resistance. World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October are designated annual awareness dates. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO) "The continued human suffering, disabling and loss of life from this...

2012-07-24 02:28:51

CHICAGO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join us in the fight against MRSA at the Fourth Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff event and Global MRSA Summit on September 29, 2012 in Chicago. The annual event is organized by MRSA Survivors Network, the global leader in the fight against MRSA, healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance. The 2012 global theme for World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October is 'The MRSA Epidemic - A Call to Action'. (Logo:...

2012-03-30 02:23:23

LONDON and WAYNE, Pa., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Detection Inc. (MDI), a company developing Detect-Ready® tests designed to increase the speed and accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis, today announced it will release a new version of its Detect-Ready MRSA Panel at the 22nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). The superior performance of the Detect-Ready MRSA Panel has been further enhanced by increasing the number of MRSA strains...

2012-03-07 06:30:00

WAYNE, Pa., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Detection Inc. (MDI), a company developing Detect-Ready® tests designed to increase the speed and accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis, today announced that it has completed a $1.5 million financing. The funds are primarily being used to advance MDI's new molecular diagnostic panels for the detection of sepsis and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Separately, MDI announced allowance of a new European patent for its stabilization...

2011-11-03 07:00:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals will be presenting data demonstrating Taksta's activity against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains isolated from cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and demonstrating solithromycin's anti-inflammatory activity in a human lung epithelial in vitro model at the 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Anaheim, California. Both studies will be presented during poster abstract sessions at...

2011-08-17 13:23:27

Skin-infection admissions are now the seventh-most-common reason for hospitalizations, study finds. The number of children hospitalized for skin and soft-tissue infections, most due to community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), has more than doubled since 2000, a study by researchers at UC Davis and elsewhere has found. "Often parents don't recognize that their kid's abscess or other soft-tissue infections might be MRSA because the child hasn't been in nursing...

2011-07-20 05:00:00

WAYNE, Pa. and PETACH TIKVA, Israel, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Detection Inc. (MDI), a company developing Detect-Ready® tests designed to increase the speed and accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis, and life sciences and diagnostics distributor Eldan, a part on the Neopharm Group, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive agreement for distribution of MDI's Detect-Ready MRSA Panel in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The...

2011-07-12 06:30:00

WAYNE, Pa., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Detection Inc. (MDI), a company developing Detect-Ready® assays designed to increase the speed and accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis, today announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a patent application titled "Methods, Compositions and Kits for Detection and Analysis of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria." The allowed claims cover a key aspect of MDI's...