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TREK to Introduce New In Vitro Diagnostic and Research-Use-Only Susceptibility Products at American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Booth 1301
Date:5/14/2009

- Company receives clearance to add voriconazole to its YeastOne(R) susceptibility plate for in vitro diagnostics; plate now includes four FDA-cleared antifungal agents

- New Research-Use-Only Sensititre(R) Xtra Gram Negative MIC Plate incorporates 21 antimicrobics, including colistin and polymixin B

CLEVELAND, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- TREK Diagnostic Systems, a Magellan Biosciences company and premier provider of diagnostic systems and susceptibility products for microbiology labs, will introduce two new susceptibility plates next week at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) general meeting. TREK's YeastOne susceptibility plate for in vitro diagnostics and research-use-only Sensititre Xtra Gram Negative MIC plate both build on the company's leading platform of Sensititre susceptibility products, which are used widely by physicians and researchers as they work to address the serious and growing problem of drug-resistant infections, and by pharmaceutical companies in their new drug development.

"Susceptibility testing is a critical tool in combating drug resistance," explained James Whelan, president of Magellan's Clinical Diagnostics business. "It is now well known that the widespread and inappropriate use of antibiotics contributes to the creation of 'superbugs' that have become immune to many existing drugs. There has also been a documented increase in recent years of drug-resistant fungal infections, particularly in severely immuno-compromised and/or critically ill patients. The latter is the target of our new YeastOne dried microbroth dilution plate (Part No. YO-2V), which increases reportable compounds and treatment options for clinicians."

Mr. Whelan continued, "Increasingly, clinicians and researchers are relying on combinations of drugs. At TREK, we provide microbiology labs with both the latest FDA-cleared drugs and the widest range of formulations in a platform t
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