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The BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia panel will be used to optimize clinical trial enrollment for an antibiotic to treat combat carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii infections.
Despite a recent positive economic modeling study, the debate over appropriate use of the ME panel seems likely to continue until more outcomes studies are conducted.
The research highlighted particular challenges for gram-negative organisms among a population of higher-risk patients.
The test is the second of three panels intended to detect pathogens that cause the bloodstream infections that can lead to sepsis.
The CDC is leading the way to discover what causes the polio-like syndrome, as hospital labs also continue testing patient samples.
The BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia Panel was cleared by the FDA while the BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia Panel Plus was CE marked.
Clinicians identifying and treating S. aureus bloodstream infections reduced the median length of stay by 5.6 days and hospital cost by $13,341 per patient after using Luminex's assay.
The firm attributed growth to a diversified geographic footprint and comprehensive offerings based on three key in vitro diagnostics technologies.
The 20-gene assay, which BioMérieux will develop on the BioFire FilmArray platform, distinguishes active TB from latent TB, viral, and bacterial infections.
Sales were driven by a strong flu season and growth in Asia-Pacific business.