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bioMérieux Announces U.S. FDA Clearance for VITEK® MS, a Revolutionary Technology Which Reduces Microbial Identification from Days to Minutes
Date:8/21/2013

ton University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of Microbiology at Barnes Jewish Hospital. "So, we pulled these samples from the freezer and the answer was very exciting. Nearly all of the isolates were able to be identified with high accuracy in a matter of moments using a single method: MALDI-TOF MS."

"Hackensack University Medical Center remains committed to staying at the forefront of new technology and treatment methods to better care for our patients, and the VITEK® MS is another example of this commitment," said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network. "We’re conducting a study to see what benefits accrue from diagnosing and treating patients with infectious disease faster and more accurately. Mistreatment and antibiotic overuse are major problems in our healthcare system. They cause prolonged suffering and are very costly. We think VITEK® MS, by diagnosing patients faster and allowing for more rapid treatment, should help our bottom line by reducing our expenditures on medication and reducing the length of stay of patients with serious infections."

The VITEK® MS database represents the vast majority of bacterial and fungal infections that afflict humans. As the world leader in clinical microbiology, bioMérieux, holds the largest private strain collection in the world.

For microbiologists who choose mass spectrometry for microbial identification, bioMérieux offers integrated workflow solutions with its VITEK® 2 system to ensure optimal user convenience, full sample traceability and quality of results. All of bioMérieux’s systems will be managed with Myla® web-based laboratory informatics solution. The fully integrated system will provide the rich connectivity between identification with VITEK® MS and antibiotic sensitivity testing with VITEK® 2, enhanced information and workflow manageme
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