Navigation Links
Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Diagnostic Test for Life-Threatening MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus From Patient Positive Blood Cultures
Date:10/1/2008

One Hour Test is Cepheid's Second FDA Cleared Diagnostic Test in 2008; Test Improves Time-to-Result by More Than Twenty-Four Hours Over Conventional

Methods

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Xpert(TM) MRSA/SA Blood Culture (BC) test, which runs on the GeneXpert(R) System, for the detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus (SA, typically methicillin susceptible) in blood culture bottles showing gram-positive cocci -- in less than one hour.

Cepheid's Xpert MRSA/SA BC test processes positive blood culture specimens to determine if a patient's blood is infected with MRSA or SA, which are frequent causes of sepsis in hospitalized patients. This may enable physicians to quickly de-escalate from broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment to a more effective targeted therapy, thus reducing risk of resistance and improving patient outcomes. If the gram-positive cocci are neither MRSA nor SA, the physician may be able to stop antibiotics altogether.

"With the addition of our Xpert MRSA/SA Blood Culture diagnostic test, Cepheid is providing institutions with the most comprehensive product portfolio for rapid detection of MRSA and SA," said John Bishop, Cepheid's Chief Executive Officer. "The GeneXpert System is unique in its ability to combine the benefits of molecular testing with on-demand availability. In the case of sepsis, one of the ten leading causes of death in the United States, test results must be available quickly in order to have maximum impact."

According to a 22-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the incidence of sepsis is growing at 8.7 percent annually in the U.S., expected to reach more than one million by 2010, while cases of severe sepsis account for up to 11 percent of ICU admission
'/>"/>

SOURCE Cepheid
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Cepheid Enters Into Five-Year Agreement With Northrop Grumman for the Purchase of Anthrax Test Cartridges for Use in United States Postal Service Biohazard Detection Systems
2. Cepheid to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
3. Cepheid Enters Agreement To Exclusively License HPV Portfolio Developed by Quantovir AB
4. Cepheid to Present at William Blair Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference
5. Cepheid to Present at the Piper Jaffray 19th Annual Healthcare Conference
6. Cepheid Receives Health Canada Medical Device License for Xpert MRSA(TM) Test and GeneXpert(R) System
7. Cepheid Schedules Teleconference and Webcast for 2007 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
8. Cepheid Appoints Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer to Management Team
9. Cepheid and Instrumentation Laboratory Introduce Xpert(TM) HemosIL(R) FII & FV Assay to European Clinical Testing Market
10. Cepheid Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results
11. Cepheid to Present at Cowen and Companys 28th Annual Healthcare Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... over 60,000 customers across the globe, ISN improves the efficiency and effectiveness of contractor ... 60,000 safe and reliable contractors in over 80 countries. ... ... Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers In More Than ... Headquartered in Dallas, TX , ISN has additional offices in ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... applications and designed for continuous operation up to 1500 bar. The sanitary design ... efficiency, and preventing toxic contamination. , The Pony™ NS2006L homogenizer is an ideal ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Japan (Q2 2015: +14% CER / 20% of sales) ... in China , as well as solid contributions from Korea, ... Europe / Middle East / ... in Germany , Turkey and the ... 49% of sales) grew 11%, excluding U.S. HPV sales, on demand across all ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 29, 2015 Research ... addition of the "Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 ... The Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 - 2025, ... growing biosimilars market. With the blockbuster biologics losing ... costs, biosimilars are being viewed as viable substitutes ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 2ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 3GEA Announces the Pony™ NS2006L… a Self-contained, High Pressure Lab Homogenizer for Product Development Ensuring Maximum Efficiency and Safety 2QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 2QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 3QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 4QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 5QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 6QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 7QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 8QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 9QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 10Global Biosimilars Market to 2025: Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs), Insulin, Interferons, G-CSF/ GM-CSF, Erythropoietins and Others 2Global Biosimilars Market to 2025: Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs), Insulin, Interferons, G-CSF/ GM-CSF, Erythropoietins and Others 3
... ... Protection Agency will allow farmers the ability to improve upon the environmental benefits from biotechnology ... weed control platform in corn, to 5 percent in the northern Corn Belt and 20 ... ...
... , NEWARK, N.J., July 21 ... specialty chemical technology based Life Science Company announced today ... testing, BioNeutral,s Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Antimicrobial passed the difficult ... 5.4 million spores of Clostridium difficile (C.diff) ...
... Calif., July 21, Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI) plans to release its financial ... p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. A live webcast ... results is scheduled to follow at 2:00 p.m. PT that same day. ... accessed from Varian, Inc.,s Web site at www.varianinc.com . ...
Cached Biology Technology:EPA Refuge Determination Positive for the Environment 2BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves a 100% Total Kill (Pass) Against the Life Threatening Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) Spores in Independent EPA Required Protocol Testing. 2BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves a 100% Total Kill (Pass) Against the Life Threatening Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) Spores in Independent EPA Required Protocol Testing. 3
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31 de julio de 2015 La 10 th ... celebrará por medio de BGI del 22 al 25 de octubre ... Este año, la conferencia celebra su décimo aniversario. ... convertido en una de las reuniones anuales más influyentes del ... las reuniones más dinámicas, entusiastas y mejores a nivel científico. ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... 27, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ... today announced that Huawei has selected the Synaptics ... its stylish smartwatch. Huawei chose the state-of-the-art ClearPad ... power and highly responsive human interface qualities such ... also required a classic round watch face and ...
(Date:7/21/2015)... , July 21, 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... smart wallet, announces that it has filed provisional ... and Method. This invention highlights ... only authorizes an account, but also the user ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 2La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 3Synaptics Touchscreen Solution Powers New Huawei Watch 2Synaptics Touchscreen Solution Powers New Huawei Watch 3NXT-ID Patents Personalized Tokenized Payments for Next Generation Secure Payment Technology 2NXT-ID Patents Personalized Tokenized Payments for Next Generation Secure Payment Technology 3NXT-ID Patents Personalized Tokenized Payments for Next Generation Secure Payment Technology 4
... OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2008 -- Oak ... work for the automotive supplier industry initiated through ... Technologies, or USAutoPARTs collaborative announced today at the ... Made up of a consortium of federal and ...
... Troy, N.Y. - Two theoretical physicists at Rensselaer ... the long-sought-after pathway that an HIV peptide takes ... years of biocomputation and simulation to uncover a ... penetrates the cell membrane. The discovery could help ...
... federal fishery agencies, regional management councils, universities, conservation groups, ... the Cocoanut Grove conference center in Santa Cruz, Calif., ... Groundfish Conference. The Western Groundfish Conference is ... Mary Yoklavich, research biologist with NOAA Fisheries Service. It ...
Cached Biology News:Oak Ridge to lead auto supplier R&D partnership 2Oak Ridge to lead auto supplier R&D partnership 3Researchers reveal HIV peptide's possible pathway into the cell 2Researchers reveal HIV peptide's possible pathway into the cell 3
Improve inventory management with stainless steel red cell canisters; ensure product safety with CO2 or LN2 backup systems. A complete solution for your blood banking needs....
The mini vertical flow workbench is designed to perform PCR protocols in a particle-free environment. The built-in UV light ensures the elimination of any nucleic acid to avoid cross-contamination....
Request Info...
... Electroporator is a simple, easy to ... in bacterial and yeast applications. ... two voltages and either one mm, ... On pressing the pulse button the ...
Biology Products: