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AdvanDx announces that at the recent American Society for Microbiology (ASM) meeting in Orlando, Florida, EVIGENE™ kits for detecting specific antibiotic resistance, virulence, and toxicity markers such as methicillin-resistance, vancomycin-resistance, PVL and TSST-1 in Staphylococcus aureus and enterococci, were launched for research use only in the United States. EVIGENE was officially launched for clinical use in Europe in April, 2006 at the 16th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) conference in Nice, France. EVIGENETM kits can be used for epidemiological purposes and help guide infection control measures to prevent serious infections with antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant S. aureus), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant enterococci) and VRSA (Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus). The tools will also help US researchers develop the means by which to combat the high-profile, community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) “superbug” (link to USA Today article) that is causing serious infections in otherwise healthy adults and children (See PVL EVIGENE below). Increasing antibiotic use, especially the widespread overuse of methicillin and vancomycin, has led to the evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA, VRE and VRSA that are more virulent and cause more severe infections. This has led the CDC to issue specific warnings about the problem (Click here to see CDC warning) and is forcing hospital infection control and physicians to better understand the infectious bacteria they encounter and develop new strategies for combating them.
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SummaryAdvanDx Inc AdvanDx, a subsidiary of OpGen Inc is a healthcare solution provider that offers rapid and accurate molecular diagnostic tests for identification of pathogens causing critical infec...
AdvanDx is a leading provider of rapid and accurate molecular diagnostic tests for identification of pathogens that cause critical infections in hospitalized patients. Our mission...
AdvanDx announces that at the recent American Society for Microbiology (ASM) meeting in Orlando, Florida, EVIGENE™ kits for detecting specific antibiotic resistance, virulence, and toxicity markers ...
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MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
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