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Thermo Scientific Enters into a Long-Term Agreement with Fujirebio

Published: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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Combination of Thermo Scientific B•R•A•H•M•S PCT assay and Lumipulse platforms to test patients suspected of having sepsis.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced that it has signed a long-term license agreement with Fujirebio Inc. to make its biomarker assay Procalcitonin (PCT) available on the Lumipulse™ family of laboratory instruments, using the chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) technology.

The agreement focuses on Japan, where Fujirebio’s Lumipulse product line is placed in a significant number of hospitals and clinical reference labs and will be extended with future placements of Lumipulse platforms in other markets worldwide.

The PCT assay is available worldwide on several different laboratory instruments from strategic license partners.

In Europe, the PCT test, which has been the gold standard for the early detection of sepsis in critically ill patients, helps doctors to make an early determination whether an infection is bacterial or viral and quickly provides information on the severity of a patient’s condition for appropriate treatment and therapy monitoring.

In Japan, the PCT assay is used in patients suspected of having sepsis. Broader availability of PCT testing for diagnosing sepsis will lead to improved hospital management.

“This agreement with Fujirebio ensures that PCT testing will be available to a much broader patient base, helping to improve patient’s outcome,” said Marc Tremblay, president of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Clinical Diagnostics business.

Tremblay continued, “Through the earlier detection of sepsis, healthcare providers can offer much better treatment to their patients and also achieve dramatic cost-savings.”

Sepsis causes more deaths per year than prostate cancer, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS combined and claims 10,000 lives worldwide every day.

Prevalence has increased dramatically over the last decade, increasing in the developed world by 8 to 13 percent annually, making it one of the most pressing healthcare challenges faced by the world.

Severe sepsis strikes more than 750,000 Americans each year, and between 28 and 50 percent patients affected die within the first month of diagnosis.

Hospital costs to treat severe sepsis in the U.S. are estimated at $16 billion dollars annually.

Much of this cost is attributed to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, making rapid, more reliable detection a national, if not global, imperative.

Research published in the journal Critical Care Medicine showed that each hour of delay in therapy can decrease chances of patient survival by 7.6 percent.


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