About MRSA and MSSADrug-resistant MRSA and MSSA infections are a growing problem in healthcare facilities around the world. Patients in hospitals are at increased risk for these infections, which can be spread by medical personnel and instruments, or from exposure to bacteria on furniture or other surfaces. The incidence of these infections has been rising, and some experts estimate that over 60% of hospital-acquired S. aureus infections are now antibiotic-resistant. MSSA strains are of particular concern for surgery patients where bloodstream infection can lead to life threatening illness. Screening programs are increasingly being used to prevent the spread of these infections, which lead to increased disability and death among hospital patients and also generate high costs for healthcare providers and for the healthcare system as a whole.
About Molecular DetectionMolecular Detection Inc. (MDI), a US-based company with offices in Wayne, PA, Tunbridge Wells, UK and Jerusalem, Israel, is developing and commercializing a portfolio of sample-to-answer Detect-Ready® molecular diagnostic tests for the detection of infectious diseases. The company's first product, a ready-to-use, rapid detection panel for hospital-based MRSA screening, is currently commercially available in the EU and Australia. MRSA infections represent a growing problem to the healthcare system, and successful MRSA control efforts include the screening of individuals who may be potential carriers to prevent the spread of the disease. The Detect-Ready MRSA Panel provides increased accuracy, faster time to results and more efficient utilization of hospital resources compared to other MRSA diagnostic products. MDI's real-time PCR tests are based on novel patent-pending technologies for differential diagnosis and room-temperature stabilization. For more information, visit
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