Navigation Links
Global biotech firm partners with CHEO researcher to address a technology gap in infectious disease
Date:10/3/2011

OTTAWA, ON October 3, 2011 The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute is pleased to announce that one of its principal investigators in infectious disease has signed a contract with Life Technologies, an internationally renowned biotech tools company headquartered in Carlsbad, California, to share information that will help to develop tests that uniquely amplify and detect the DNA coding for infectious diseases. Dr. Robert Slinger will focus on bacteria that cause severe infectious diseases.

"I believe Life Technologies to be a leader in its field, so it was an honor to be approached about contributing to this project," said Dr. Slinger, a CHEO Medical Microbiologist and Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician. "Life Technologies is one of the only companies in the world that has the full suite of technology to look at detection of infectious disease agents from extracting DNA and RNA from a sample to amplifying and detecting the results. I think they're ahead of the curve yet again, by bringing microbial testing to their innovation roadmap."

Dr. Slinger and Life Technologies are partnering with the objective to co-develop microbial detection tests. In short, they will identify the unique DNA sequence of targeted infectious disease pathogens which will ultimately be used to create tests that will rapidly and clearly indicate when a targeted infectious agent has been identified in a patient sample. Samples will be tested with "all-inclusive" panels that include tests for large numbers (e.g. 30-50) of infectious agents. This approach will ensure that all possible causes of the patient's infection are looked for at the same time, which Dr. Slinger believes will ultimately lead to better antibiotic treatment for patients.

"Dr. Slinger is well known as one of the first to use molecular panel technology to test for infectious disease in humans," said Astrid Ferlinz, Life Technologies' Global Market Development Manager, Darmstadt, Germany. "We're now embarking on a strategic partnership with Dr. Slinger that will one day alter how we look for infectious disease to help patients; but also to protect the public from contracting serious infections that can't be detected by current lab methods (for instance, consider the E. coli outbreak in Germany this spring)."


'/>"/>

Contact: Adrienne Vienneau
avienneau@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 x4144
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Embedded Mobile & M2M Device revenues to Rise to Almost $19 Billion Globally by 2014, Says Juniper Research
2. International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to 9 global diabetes research projects
3. Virtual Global Highlights Top Ten Misconceptions about Cloud Computing
4. Global Health Defined as Public Health in a New Lancet Commentary by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
5. Dr Yaghouti of Global Laser Vision Receives Patient's Choice Award for 2009
6. Bioniche Achieves Two Additional Milestones Under Licensing Agreement; Endo Takes up Global Rights
7. Now Serving 9 Billion: A Global Town Hall
8. The Global Leaders' Inaugural Meeting a Resounding Success
9. Language Service Leader Expands to Meet Booming, Global Industry Demand.
10. GenomeQuest Hosts Seminar Focused On Web-based Searching for Patent Information Across Global Sequence Databases
11. Global Nutrition Firm Takes Dose of SonicWALL to Boost Network Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/9/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... therapy products, announced today the introduction of the newly designed, innovative shoulder wrap. ... and better cold therapy coverage for the injured arm and shoulder to promote ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 , ... i2i Systems, ... of the highest preliminary data vendors in the latest KLAS report, Population Health Management ... has led the developing market for population health management (PHM). The latest KLAS ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... The Federal Laboratory ... federallabs.org . The site houses a wealth of federal resources that businesses can ... process called technology transfer (T2). As a network of over 300 federal laboratories, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... The Valentine’s Season is famous for gift giving ... significant others that they are loved. This year, for more than 5.6 million Americans ... - just won't be enough to remind them of the lives they’ve led and the ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... and clothing, announced expansion into Canada to provide its range of unique and ... sales office in Quebec City that will provide bilingual customer service and marketing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... 2016  The Parenteral Drug Association, Inc. (PDA), ... manufacturing sterile drug products, today announced the publication ... – With link to Comparison Spreadsheet. The ... U.S. FDA, the EU, the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention/Scheme ... --> --> PDA,s Global Sterile ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... LONDON , Feb.8, 2016 Cardiovascular ... Summary GlobalData,s Medical Devices sector report, ... 2015" provides an overview of Cardiovascular Surgery Devices ... --> The report provides comprehensive ... of the products at various stages of development. ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... and FAIRFIELD, N.J. , Feb. 8, ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Medimetriks) today announced that they have entered ... commercialization rights for OPA-15406 in the U.S. and ... manufacturing rights.  OPA-15406 is a topical, non-steroidal phosphodiesterase IV ... --> --> In ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: