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Pathogenica and Life Technologies EMEA Partner to Control Hospital Acquired Infections
Date:9/19/2012

 The Pathogenica/Life Technologies HAI solution quickly and cost-effectively identifies not only what species are present in a sample, but also provides high-resolution sequence data that includes strain identity and resistance genes, which is critical information for understanding and containing or preventing HAI outbreaks. Pathogenica's kit can detect more than 12 pathogenic bacteria and 15 resistance gene families in a single assay and up to 12 samples can be tested per sequencing run.  Dozens of samples can simultaneously be tested in one day with results in an impressive timeframe of less than 12 hours.

The companies are evaluating an opportunity to pursue CE marking together for use of the kit as an in-vitro diagnostic assay.

 "As we enter yet another market with Life Technologies as our partner, it is gratifying that together we are helping to make hospitals safer around the world," said Yemi Adesokan, co-founder and CEO of Pathogenica.  "The Ion Torrent[TM]PGM has continued to expand its installed base and is an excellent complement to our technology and our mission of making next-generation sequencing relevant and accessible to clinicians."

Each Pathogenica kit provides reagents for identification of the following pathogens and drug resistance markers per sample: Acinetobacter baumannii, Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Coagulase negative Staph (S.epidermidis, S.saprophyticus), Staphylococcus aureus, common beta-lactamase resistance genes, mecA, and the vanA gene family.  The technology allows for fast modification to incorporate the detection of emerging pathogenic fungi, viruses and resistances.

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