Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

BD Diagnostics MRSA Assay Receives FDA Clearance

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Company receives FDA clearance to market the BD MAX™ MRSA XT Assay for use on the fully-automated BD MAX™ System.

This is the second assay from BD Diagnostics capable of detecting newly emerging MRSA strains with the novel mecC gene. Launched in 2013, the  BD MAX™ StaphSR Assay reports results for both Staphylococus aureus (SA) and methicillin-resistantStaphylococus aureus (MRSA) and was the first commercially available assay in the U.S. to detect mecCstrains of MRSA. Both assays use eXTended Detection Technology to identify a broad range of SA strains includingmecA and mecC dropout mutants and new strains of MRSA that may not be detected by other assays.

“Assay design is critical to detect MRSA accurately and ensure appropriate infection control interventions are applied,” said Dr. Patrick Murray, Worldwide Director of Scientific Affairs, BD Diagnostics – Diagnostic Systems. “The BD MAX MRSA XT Assay helps improve patient safety by providing hospitals with a new solution to detect the latest strains of this drug-resistant superbug.”

Molecular assays for MRSA are used in active surveillance programs to identify colonized patients rapidly. Active surveillance is a proven strategy to reduce transmission in healthcare settings and helps prevent infection in vulnerable patients.[i] Inaccurate detection may contribute to uncontrolled transmission of MRSA and inappropriate use of healthcare resources.With many commercial assays, SA strains carrying SCCmec where the mecA gene is absent (commonly called “dropout mutants”) may be incorrectly classified as MRSA. These false positive results can lead to unnecessary and expensive isolation and treatment of patients.[ii] MRSA strains with the newly emergingmecC gene account for nearly three percent of all new MRSA cases[iii] in some communities but cannot be detected by all assays.[iv] These false negative results can lead to uncontrolled transmission of undetected strains of MRSA.[v]

As a pioneer in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), BD has the insights and expertise to provide hospitals innovative solutions that can improve patient care. The BD MAX MRSA XT Assay is the latest milestone demonstrating BD’s commitment to providing advanced assays to detect and prevent HAIs. Other HAI assays available on the BD MAX System include BD MAX™ Cdiff for the detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficileDNA, and BD MAX StaphSR. BD MAX™ HAI Solutions combine efficiency through system automation with the flexibility to perform multiple HAI assays in the same run, allowing hospital laboratories to customize testing in response to current and future challenges in the fight against HAIs.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,400+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

BD Diagnostics Receive FDA Clearance for StaphSR Assay
BD has received FDA clearance to market the BD MAX™ StaphSR Assay for use on the fully-automated BD MAX™ System.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
BD announces award to NHS Supply Chain Framework Agreement
New award to the national framework agreement for Microbiology generates interest.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Nationwide Educational Tour Kicks Off on the Future of Molecular Diagnostics
BD Diagnostics convenes experts to address pressing topics for clinical laboratory professionals. Focus will be on the growing role of molecular diagnostics in women’s health, as well as advances in its implementation in the clinical laboratory.
Monday, March 05, 2012
BD Diagnostics Expands Portfolio with Automated Instrumentation Technologies
Company announced the expansion of its microbiology portfolio to include new automated instrumentation technologies that will enable the Company to offer innovative total lab automation solutions to hospitals and laboratories worldwide.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Scientific News
Releasing Cancer Cells for Better Analysis
A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.
Releasing Cancer Cells for Better Analysis
A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.
Apricot Kernels Pose Risk of Cyanide Poisoning
Eating more than three small raw apricot kernels, or less than half of one large kernel, in a serving can exceed safe levels. Toddlers consuming even one small apricot kernel risk being over the safe level.
Cell Transplant Treats Parkinson’s in Mice
A University of Wisconsin—Madison neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell.
Understanding Female HIV Transmission
Glowing virus maps points of entry through entire female reproductive tract for first time.
Genetic Markers Influence Addiction
Differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse linked to both inherited traits and epigenetics, U-M researchers find.
Lab-on-a-Chip for Detecting Glucose
By integrating microfluidic chips with fiber optic biosensors, researchers in China are creating ultrasensitive lab-on-a-chip devices to detect glucose levels.
A lncRNA Regulates Repair of DNA Breaks in Breast Cancer Cells
Findings give "new insight" into biology of tough-to-treat breast cancer.
COPD Linked to Increased Bacterial Invasion
Persistent inflammation in COPD may result from a defect in the immune system that allows airway bacteria to invade deeper into the lung.
Detection of HPV in First-Void Urine
Similar sensitivity of HPV test on first void urine sample compared to cervical smear.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,400+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!