Free press releases distribution network?

Agency / Source: Becton, Dickinson and Company

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!



Menu of Partner Assays for the BD MAX™ System Continues to Expand in Europe - New, Fully Automated Diagenode Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis Assay Validated for use on the BD MAX™ System - DiagenodeDiagnostics.com / BD.com
Menu of Partner Assays for the BD MAX™ System Continues to Expand in Europe

 

PRZOOM - /newswire/ - Baltimore, MD, United States, 2013/06/24 - New, Fully Automated Diagenode Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis Assay Validated for use on the BD MAX™ System - DiagenodeDiagnostics.com / BD.com. NYSE: BDX

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Pharma/BioTech/Nutrition Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

BD Diagnostics, a segment of global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), and Diagenode SA, an international biotech company based in Belgium, announced today the European-only launch of the Diagenode Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit for use on the BD MAX™ System. The Diagenode Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis real-time PCR kit has been CE-marked and validated to run on the BD MAX™ System using the BD MAX™ ExK™ DNA-1 Extraction Kit, an open system reagent. The BD MAX™ System is a fully automated system that standardizes the extraction process and offers ease-of-use and improved laboratory workflow for customers.

Bordetella pertussis is responsible for 30-50 million cases yearly of the highly contagious respiratory disease commonly referred to as pertussis or “whooping cough.”[i] Timely detection through PCR is essential in preventing the spread of disease and reducing the risk of widespread outbreaks. PCR testing is ideal in enabling the prompt differential diagnosis of pertussis from other respiratory diseases such as atypical pneumonia, bronchitis or respiratory viruses.

“There is a need to rapidly address the outbreak issues associated with whooping cough in both pediatric and adult cases,” said Gregory Meehan, Vice President, Product Planning, BD Diagnostics Diagnostic Systems. “The Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis real-time PCR kit expands the syndrome-specific menu offering through our partner assays with a test that is timely and highly relevant in meeting the market need.”

The disease most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal especially in infants less than one year of age; adults may also be affected. Older children and adults with waning natural or vaccine-induced immunity, in contrast, present with a more diverse spectrum of symptoms that necessitate testing to establish a definitive diagnosis.

Bordetella parapertussisinfection is similar to, but milder and of shorter duration than, infection associated with B. pertussis.[ii] Approximately 40 percent of persons with B. parapertussis infection are asymptomatic.[iii] Persons in all age groups can be infected by B. parapertussis and experience illness; however, parapertussis occurs most frequently among children under 10 years of age.[iv]

Through collaborations with leading in vitro diagnostic (IVD) developers such as Diagenode, BD is rapidly expanding the molecular testing menu by offering syndrome specific and clinically relevantIVD assays across a number of disease syndromes. “The Diagenode Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis real-time PCR kit adds a significant assay to the BD MAX™ System that truly builds on the flexibility and versatility of the platform, which when coupled with the open system reagents, facilitates the rapid development of molecular testing assays,” stated Didier Allaer, CEO of Diagenode.

The expanding BD MAX™ System menu and open capability, full automation and standardized workflow, will enable laboratories to consolidate and standardize a broad range of molecular tests to build programs that meet both their current and future clinical needs.

About BD
BD (bd.com) is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs nearly 30,000 associates in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.

About Diagenode
Diagenode (diagenodediagnostics.com) is a leading developer and marketer of innovative life-science tools and systems for epigenetics and molecular diagnostics. Diagenode is developing novel products for the infectious disease diagnostic market, but is also providing a complete solution for epigenetics research. Diagenode’s customers include leading epigenetics researchers, academic institutions, molecular diagnostics, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Diagenode’s products provide customers with the best quality and performance and allow scientists to produce consistent, cost-effective and robust results.

[i]itc.nl/library/papers_2012/msc/gfm/netsanet.pdf
[ii]cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6128a1.htm
[iii]medscape.com/viewarticle/482815_3
[iv]dhs.wisconsin.gov/immunization/pdf/parapertussis.pdf

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Pharma/BioTech/Nutrition Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Agency / Source: Becton, Dickinson and Company

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick PRZOOM - Press & Newswire Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 

 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Pharma/BioTech/Nutrition articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Menu of Partner Assays for the BD MAX™ System Continues to Expand in Europe

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name PRZOOM - Press & Newswire and LINK as the source.
 
  For more information, please visit:
Is this your article? Activate ALL web links by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!
BD | Diagenode
Contact: Jamie Yacco - BD.com 
201-847-4796 Jamie_Yacco[.]bd.com
 
PRZOOM / PRTODAY - Newswire Today disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Becton, Dickinson and Company securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Pharma/BioTech/Nutrition via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!




Read Latest Press Releases From Becton, Dickinson and Company / Company Profile


Read Pharma/BioTech/Nutrition Most Recent Related Press Releases:

BD Announces Adoption of Windows 10 ‘Internet of Things’ for the Pyxis™ ES System
Greenphire Named to Deloitte 2016 Technology Fast 500™
Genentech Showcases New Clinical Data Across a Variety of Blood Diseases at American Society of Hematology 2016 Annual Meeting
BD Collaborates with JDRF to Focus on Extended Wear Innovations for Insulin Infusion Delivery
BD Launches First Syringe Designed for Use with Humulin® R U-500 Insulin
MDxHealth Announces Unique CPT Code Awarded for ConfirmMDx from the American Medical Association
BD MAX™ Vaginal Panel Receives FDA Market Authorization to Detect Most Common Causes of Vaginal Infections
Greenphire Receives EU-US Privacy Shield Certification
The 2016 Georges Mathé Prize Recognizes Research on the Immunological Determinants of the Response to Breast Cancer Treatment
MDxHealth Announces Agreement with HIFU CLINIC Prostate Cancer Center for Distribution of SelectMDx in Poland

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
 
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business
Find business coaching, life coaching, executive coaching and corporate coaching, best selling coaching books, ...



PREMIUM Members


Visit  Triggr & Bloom

Visit  NAKIVO, Inc.

Visit  BizJobs.com







 
  ©2016 PRZOOM — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About PRZOOM | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneur newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today