Navigation Links
Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Test for Simultaneous Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Resistance to Rifampicin
Date:4/27/2009

Unique GeneXpert(R) System Capabilities Enable Powerful New TB Diagnostic Tool

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(R) MTB/RIF as a CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. For the first time, European clinicians will have access to a rapid test that can simultaneously identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and resistance to rifampicin (RIF), a common first-line drug for treatment of the disease and a reliable surrogate marker of strains that are multidrug-resistant (MDR-TB).

Xpert MTB/RIF is expected to enable clinicians to dramatically improve patient outcomes -- a situation possible only through on-demand, actionable test results that can help guide therapy decisions during an initial patient visit. The new test, developed in partnership with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and funded by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), will leverage the power of Cepheid's GeneXpert(R) System to deliver a highly accurate diagnosis of the disease in less than two hours.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately two billion people are currently infected with MTB. An estimated nine million people develop active TB each year, and two million people lose their lives to the illness. This equates to one life every 20 seconds.

"With the documented re-emergence of TB and the development of drug-resistant strains, the need for accurate and rapid detection of tuberculosis is becoming increasingly acute," said John Bishop, Cepheid's Chief Executive Officer. "The GeneXpert System has a unique level of technical capability never be
'/>"/>

SOURCE Cepheid
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine technology :

1. Cepheid Molecular Diagnostic Test for Positive Blood Culture Bottles Categorized Moderate Complexity by FDA
2. Cepheid Announces CE IVD Release of First On-Demand Test for van A/van B Genes Most Associated With Hospital-Acquired VRE Infection
3. Cepheid GeneXpert(R) System and Xpert(TM) MRSA Selected for up to 11 Victoria, Australia Hospitals in Rollout of Start Clean Strategy
4. Cepheid Launches New GeneXpert(R) Tests in Europe for Simultaneous, Rapid Detection of Staphylococcus Aureus and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
5. Cepheid Announces Termination of Contract With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Develop Rapid Point of Care Test for Avian Influenza
6. Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Completion of Enrollment of ITCA 650 Phase 1b Study for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
7. Medarex Announces Preclinical Data from Multiple Research Programs Demonstrating Anti-Tumor Activity in Cancer
8. Pharmacyclics announces Global Strategic Alliance with Les Laboratoires Servier
9. Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Upcoming Presentation at the 2009 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting
10. Premier Research Announces Milestone Investigational New Drug Application
11. PEAK Surgical Announces Completion of First PRECISE Clinical Study, Receipt of Medical Design Excellence Award for PEAK(R) Surgery System and Achievement of Over 1,000 Surgeries Using PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. , Aug. 22, 2014 ... Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and ... of UFCM iCare,s third international medical cannabis conference ... Strasbourg, France , on October ... experts with other stakeholders, such as researchers, health ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  Aptuit LLC announces that ... Indiana , has enhanced its capabilities in ... small and large molecules, including biologic drugs, metabolites, ... maXisPlus Q-TOF mass spectrometer. In making ... Aptuit, said, "The expanded large molecule capability enhances ...
(Date:8/21/2014)...  eRelevance Corporation ( www.erelevancecorp.com ), a progressive ... has completed integration with Nextech, a popular Electronic ... Dermatology practices. "Integration allows our service ... using Nextech," stated Bob Fabbio , co-founder ... the EMR we are able to automatically target ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) to Sponsor 3rd International Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine in October 2014 in Strasbourg, France 2Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) to Sponsor 3rd International Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine in October 2014 in Strasbourg, France 3Aptuit SSCI Adds Ultra High Resolution Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer for Large & Small Molecule Analyses 2eRelevance Corporation Integrates with Nextech Electronic Medical Records 2
... March 29, 2011 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... and events schedule at the 60th Annual Scientific Session ... 2011 in New Orleans. "Twelve-month results from ... on our next-generation PROMUS Element™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium (PtCr) ...
... Calif., March 29, 2011 CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: ... cardiovascular tissue processing company, and Cardiogenesis Corporation (OTCQB: CGCP), ... treatment of patients with refractory angina resulting from diffuse ... directors of both companies have approved a definitive agreement ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific Announces Its ACC 2011 Schedule 2Boston Scientific Announces Its ACC 2011 Schedule 3Boston Scientific Announces Its ACC 2011 Schedule 4Boston Scientific Announces Its ACC 2011 Schedule 5Boston Scientific Announces Its ACC 2011 Schedule 6CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 2CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 3CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 4CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 5CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 6CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 7CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 8CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 9CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 10CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 11CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 12CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 13CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 14CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 15CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 16CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 17CryoLife Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cardiogenesis 18
(Date:8/22/2014)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... post-production. Luciana Lagana , aka Dr. Luciana, is finding ... a limited budget and while taking care of hundreds of ... The 10-minute trailer for the show is completed, and she ... with other fun projects including those of her husband, actor/screenwriter ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 Until now, those with ... crutches or walkers to keep mobile. Thanks to an inventor ... much more effective. , He developed a prototype for the ... injured leg or foot but provide comfort and reduce pain ... different heights, it is also convenient and easy to install ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Braverman Eye ... in Fort Lauderdale at the most affordable fee. They ... eyesight through their advanced Lasik treatments. LASIK is a ... the Braverman Eye Center has been delivering successful LASIK ... live a glasses-free and contact lenses-free life with the ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... breathing difficulties, fainting. Each year approx. 265,000 Danes are ... illness. New research from Aarhus University and Aarhus University ... many as every fourth patient are sent home ... that led to the acute hospitalisation., "Naturally, there is ... the hospital disprove that there is a serious illness. ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... provides insight on how the brain processes external input ... and sides of the body, in order to select ... in the journal Neuron , show that the ... of sensory information, with specialised functional roles for the ... input structure in the basal ganglia, and is typically ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Professor Luciana Lagana Dedicates to Her CSUN Students the “Dr. Luciana Show-Aging and Falling” AOF Festival Nomination (Screening at Krikorian Monrovia Cinema on 08/25) 2Health News:Professor Luciana Lagana Dedicates to Her CSUN Students the “Dr. Luciana Show-Aging and Falling” AOF Festival Nomination (Screening at Krikorian Monrovia Cinema on 08/25) 3Health News:Professor Luciana Lagana Dedicates to Her CSUN Students the “Dr. Luciana Show-Aging and Falling” AOF Festival Nomination (Screening at Krikorian Monrovia Cinema on 08/25) 4Health News:Assistive Device for Walking Invented by InventHelp Client (VBL-501) 2Health News:Braverman Eye Center Now Offers Lasik Treatment in Fort Lauderdale at the Most Affordable Fee 2Health News:Many patients are discharged without a diagnosis 2Health News:The striatum acts as hub for multisensory integration 2
... have discovered a protein called TAT-5 that affects the ... from the surface of cells, capable of sending signals ... tumor spread, blood clotting and inflammation. Their discovery gives ... new potential strategies to manipulate diseases such as cancer. ...
... such in the workplace are more likely to have ... who do not, according to a new study from ... in the Workplace: How the Experiences of Transsexual Employees ... of the Journal of Vocational Behavior. ,For the ...
... The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the ... issued a new white paper on the potential role ... obesity-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes. The ... appears online in both GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ...
... new national plan of action provides a roadmap for improving ... often unrecognized brain condition that affects approximately seven million hospitalized ... Bring an Ancient Disease into the 21st Century," written on ... to the Nov. 2011 issue of the Journal of ...
... GUELPH, ONTARIO -- Marketable yields of organic horticultural crops ... other factors restrict widespread adoption of organic production. Researchers ... grown in organic substrates amended with vermicompost and compared ... medium. "More research in this area is needed to ...
... is different than the metabolism of healthy people. And ... breath are different too. A new device pioneered at ... University in Haifa, Israel uses gold nanoparticles to trap ... these molecular signatures to control groups, the device can ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Trans-parency' in the workplace 2Health News:ASMBS and ASGE issue white paper on endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) 2Health News:ASMBS and ASGE issue white paper on endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) 3Health News:Protecting our brains: Tackling delirium 2Health News:Protecting our brains: Tackling delirium 3Health News:New device uses gold nanoparticles to test for lung cancer 2Health News:New device uses gold nanoparticles to test for lung cancer 3
Nature's Remarkable Skin Protector -- Karaya 5 is a natural skin barrier that is particularly well suited for skin problems or for sensitive skin where reactions may have occurred to other types of s...
Protects skin from corrosive drainage with the standard wear, FlexWear skin barrier. Security and confidence assured with porous tape, internal non-reflux valves, convenient drain valve....
Inquire...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: