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BD Diagnostics Receives FDA Clearance for First Fully Automated Molecular Assays for HSV1 and HSV2 from Clinician-Collected External Anogenital Lesion Specimens
Date:3/28/2011

ults.  BD's new automated HSV assays also provide laboratories with the capability to read up to 96 positive or negative results in about two and a half hours.  Using the BD Viper System with XTR Technology, laboratories also will be able to test other samples for chlamydia and gonorrhea on the same automated run used for the BD ProbeTec HSV1 and HSV2 Qx Assays.  

The assays are not FDA cleared for use with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or any lesions other than anogenital lesions.  The assays are not intended to be used for prenatal screening or for individuals under the age of 17 years.

For more information on the BD Viper System with XTR Technology and the BD ProbeTec Qx Amplified DNA Assays, please visit: http://www.bd.com/ds/productCenter/MD-Viper.asp.

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 29,000 associates in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. For more information, please visit www.bd.com.

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(201) 847-5533
jeff_ezell@bd.com


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