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Cepheid Launches New GeneXpert(R) Tests in Europe for Simultaneous, Rapid Detection of Staphylococcus Aureus and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Date:12/4/2007

Tests for Skin and Soft Tissue Infection and Blood Culture Extend European

Product Line for Healthcare Acquired Infections

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced the European release of Xpert(TM) MRSA/SA-Blood Cultures (BC) and Xpert(TM) MRSA/SA-Skin and Soft Tissue Infection (SSTI) tests as European CE IVD Mark products under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The tests are designed to enable simultaneous rapid detection of two leading causes of hospital and community acquired infections -- Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus (SA) -- directly from blood cultures and soft tissue infection samples respectively.

"The incidence of both hospital and community acquired MRSA and SA infections have been shown to be rapidly increasing. We believe that the unique ability of the GeneXpert System to provide test results on an on-demand basis in a short period of time may significantly aid in patient management," said Cepheid Chief Executive Officer John Bishop.

Both the Xpert MRSA/SA-SSTI and Xpert MRSA/SA-BC products deliver results in approximately 50 minutes, thereby enabling healthcare professionals to rapidly determine the presence or absence of MRSA and SA with a single test. In addition, both products employ a multiplex molecular protocol for potentially avoiding clinical false-positive MRSA results. While SA infections are generally treatable with common antibiotics, MRSA is resistant to numerous penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics.

"Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of bloodstream infection, associated with substantial mortality and healthcare cost. Its impact may be more severe in cases of infection caused by methicillin-resistant strains, which are more difficult to treat," said Professor Marc Struelens of the Catholic University Hospital, Brussels and Head of the Belgian Staphylococcal Ref
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