Nanosphere reports encouraging study data for Verigene gram-positive blood culture test.
M2 PHARMA-July 3, 2013-Nanosphere reports encouraging study data for Verigene gram-positive blood culture test(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
3 July 2013 - US molecular diagnostics system developer Nanosphere Inc (NASDAQ:NSPH) reported Tuesday encouraging results for the diagnostic accuracy and potential clinical impact of its FDA-approved Verigene Gram-Positive Blood Culture (BC-GP) Test.
The findings from a prospective, multi-centre study showed that the test can simultaneously detect and identify Staphylococcus aureus and 11 other gram-positive bacterial gene targets that cause bloodstream infections and three genetic resistance determinants, namely the mecA, vanA and vanB genes, directly from positive blood culture media.
Furthermore, a retrospective analysis of turn-around time demonstrated that the assay managed to identify methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) species about 42 hours earlier compared with similar methods.
The study results were included in the journal PLOS Medicine, published by the Public Library of Science.
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