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FDA Clears Three Additional Antimicrobials for Use on TREK Sensititre(R) In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) MIC Susceptibility Plates: Minocycline and Telavancin Used to Treat MRSA and Other Infections; and Tigecycline, Now Cleared for Streptococcus Pneumoni
Date:3/23/2010

CLEVELAND, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, Inc., an emerging leader in clinical diagnostics products, announced that the company has become the first to offer minocycline and telavancin on IVD-labeled microbroth dilution susceptibility plates. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared TREK-brand Sensititre MIC plates for testing minocycline against Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial isolates, as well as telavancin against Gram positive bacterial isolates and fastidious Streptococcus sp. isolates. The FDA has also broadened the tigecycline clearance on the Sensititre platform to include Streptococcus pneumoniae testing.

"Easy, cost-effective susceptibility testing is key in the global effort to prevent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and other drug-resistant infections, and we are committed to growing our susceptibility product line with new reportable compounds that expand treatment options for clinicians," said Magellan President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroshi Uchida, Ph.D. "These new clearances demonstrate that Magellan continues to deliver on our successful development strategy – bringing products to market that make diagnostic testing easier, more cost-effective and less labor-intensive."

Minocycline and telavancin are available for immediate use on Sensititre custom IVD formats and the company plans to add the drugs to several of its standard IVD-lab
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