Navigation Links
MultiVu Video Feed: New Rapid Test to Diagnose Flu May Help With Upcoming Flu Season

3M(TM) Rapid Detection Flu A+B Test Differentiates Flu Strains A & B In 15 Minutes

Each year up to 20 percent of the U.S. population becomes ill with "the flu." Misdiagnosis of the flu is common as some bacterial infections present similarly to influenza. Because of this, overuse and unnecessary use of antibiotics may be a major contributor to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

This flu season, a new rapid flu test can help hospital laboratories quickly and reliably detect the A & B strains of the flu. The 3M(TM) Rapid Detection Flu A+B Test detects and differentiates influenza A and influenza B in 15 minutes, and takes 3 minutes or less hands-on time. The automated 3M(TM) Rapid Detection Reader makes the test easy to perform and helps eliminate the potential for human error in misreading or misinterpreting the results.

A recent study from North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System showed that the 3M(TM) Rapid Detection Flu A + B Test for influenza demonstrated better clinical and analytical sensitivity when compared to the leading hospital competitor. For more information visit


Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM ET



Transponder 3

Downlink Freq. 3760 Horizontal

NEWS: New Rapid Flu Test Can Give Fast & Reliable Results in 15 minutes this Flu Season

FORMAT: B-roll and Soundbites

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Video, contact information and more available at:


* Christine Ginocchio, Ph.D., Dir. of Microbiology, Virology and

Molecular Diagnostics, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine at the North

Shore-LIJ Health System Core Laboratory

* Jeanne Pfeiffer, RN, MPH, CIC, Clinical Assistant Professor, University

of Minnesota School of Nursing and past president, Association for

Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

* Anita Chandra, MD, Pediatrician, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

* Patrick Parks, MD, Ph.D., Advanced Division Scientist, 3M Health Care


* Product Footage of 3M Rapid Detection Flu A+B Test

* 3M Exteriors

* Doctor/Patient Footage

* Hospital & Laboratory footage, prep for flu test


Contact: FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: MultiVu Media Relations, 1-800-653-5313 EXT. 3

SOURCE 3M Health Care
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. MultiVu Video Feed: Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, LLC Launches New Training Center to Improve Community-Based Diabetes Care
2. MultiVu Video Feed: Easypod(R), Award-Winning Electronic Device
3. MultiVu Video Feed: Hard Rocks 2007 Ambassadors of Rock Tour Is "On the Road Again" With Music Legend Willie Nelson
4. MultiVu Video Feed: Allergan, Inc. Partners With "Project Runway" Designer Kara Saun and Gen Art Fresh Faces In Fashion to Raise Awareness About Excessive Underarm Sweating
5. [video] Wall St. Networks 3-Minute Press Show Features Executive Interviews and Highlights Recent Press for the Following: GTHR, BHRT, AGO
6. Video: OneTouch(R) Teams With Online Diabetes Community to Launch Global Diabetes Handprint Project
7. [video] Wall St. Networks 3-Minute Press Show Features Executive Interviews and Highlights Recent Press for the Following: IMMU, KYUS
8. Video: Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval of Second-Generation TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Drug-Eluting Stent
9. [video] Dr. Tony Milici, Chairman and CEO of GeneThera, Inc., Discusses Worldwide Rights to E.Coli Vaccine on WallSt.nets 3-Minute Press Show
10. [video] Ronald Andrews, CEO of Clarient, Inc. Discusses Agreement With University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine on WallSt.nets 3-Minute Press Show
11. Video: Women Unsatisfied With Body and Breasts, Less Likely to Comply With Screenings, Including Mammography
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 25, 2015 ... Report is a professional and in-depth study on ...      (Logo: ) , ... the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ... for the international markets including development trends, competitive ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... in New York on Wednesday, December 2 ... Torley , president and CEO, will provide a corporate overview. ... York at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT . ... relations, will provide a corporate overview. --> th ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- Clintrax Global, Inc., a worldwide provider of clinical research services headquartered ... the company has set a new quarterly earnings record in Q3 ... posted for Q3 of 2014 to Q3 of 2015.   ... , with the establishment of an Asia-Pacific ... United Kingdom and Mexico , with ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 --> ... released by Transparency Market Research, the global non-invasive prenatal ... of 17.5% during the period between 2014 and 2022. ... Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast ... market to reach a valuation of US$2.38 bn by ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/9/2015)... 2015 ... "Global Law Enforcement Biometrics Market 2015-2019" ... ) has announced the addition ... Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... ) has announced the addition of ...
(Date:11/2/2015)... Calif. , Nov. 2, 2015  SRI International ... million to provide preclinical development services to the National ... contract, SRI will provide scientific expertise, modern testing and ... variety of preclinical pharmacology and toxicology studies to evaluate ... --> The PREVENT Cancer Drug Development Program ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... 2015 Daon, a global leader in mobile ... a new version of its IdentityX Platform , ... America have already installed IdentityX v4.0 and ... FIDO UAF certified server component as an ... FIDO features. These customers include some of the largest ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):