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Molecular Detection's Detect-Ready™ MRSA Assay Demonstrates Strong Performance In Independent Comparative Study From Leading UK Hospital
Date:10/13/2010

stics.  For more information, visit www.launchdiagnostics.com/bacteriology/MDIDetectReady.php.

The Detect-Ready MRSA assay is also currently available in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria and Australia.

  1. Pope CF, Capaldi K.  Comparison of the analytical sensitivity of three commercial real time PCR assays for the detection of MRSA.  Poster session presented at: Seventh International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society; 2010 Oct 10-13; Liverpool, UK.

About MRSADrug-resistant, potentially deadly MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections are a growing problem in healthcare facilities around the world.  Patients in hospitals are at increased risk for MRSA infection, which can be spread by medical personnel, medical instruments, or from exposure to bacteria on furniture or other surfaces.  The routine invasive medical procedures performed in hospitals also create openings for MRSA to enter the bloodstream.  The incidence of MRSA infections has been rising, and some experts estimate that over 60% of hospital-acquired S. aureus infections are now antibiotic-resistant.  MRSA infections 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 HIS 2010The Seventh International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society (HIS 2010) is being held in Liverpool, England from October 10-13, 2010.  HIS is held every four years, and is internationally recognized as the most important infection prevention and control conference in Europe; it attracts leading world experts in healthcare-associated infections as speakers and delegates.  For more information, visit: www.his2010.com.

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