sepsis

The company's Life Sciences segment was up 17 percent year over year, while its Diagnostics business grew 8 percent.

The firm attributed growth to a diversified geographic footprint and comprehensive offerings based on three key in vitro diagnostics technologies.

Formerly known as SlipChip Corp, the firm has recently won nearly $10 million in funding to hone its approaches to sepsis and CT/NG testing.

The FDA cleared Roche's Elecsys BRAHMS PCT electrochemiluminescence immunoassay for an expanded use to aid in antibiotic therapy decision-making.

Collaborators said that the test is accurate and reliable for the rapid detection of the most common gram-positive bacteria responsible for bloodstream infections.

It is the first of three ePlex molecular multiplex panels for the diagnosis and management of bloodstream infections that can lead to sepsis.

The Early Sepsis Indicator is intended to provide clinicians information about sepsis and the risk of developing sepsis in patients in acute care settings.

Clinicians were surprised by a recent NEJM study that found that using procalcitonin assays did not reduce the use of antibiotics.

The assay detects a mutation that can confer hearing loss in patients, particularly neonates, who have taken gentamicin, an antibiotic prescribed for certain bacterial infections.

The funding totals up to $5.6 million over five years and will incorporate Talis' proprietary SlipChip technology.

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