Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

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

With the new clearance, DiaSorin's test can be run on genital swabs, and all cutaneous and mucocutaneous swab samples, as well as CSF samples.

The partners will further develop a test to guide clinical care of patients with Plasmodium vivax malaria who may also have G6PD deficiency.

The £550,000 award is part of a larger multi-partner grant to develop and implement a point-of-care test to avoid antibiotic-related hearing loss in newborns.

The platform counts single target molecules in stool samples within 30 minutes and without sample preparation to detect C. diff. toxins.

Jul
19
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will discuss how ultra-highly sensitive and customizable targeted next-generation sequencing panels are applied in inherited disease research. 

Jul
25
Sponsored by
Streck

This online seminar will discuss the advantages of incorporating molecular testing into the microbiology laboratory to aid in the identification of relevant antibiotic resistance mechanisms.