Search Tag: Sepsis

ICU Management

BioFire Obtains CE IVD Mark for FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification Panel

2013 07 Jun

BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. announced today that it obtained the CE IVD Mark under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices for its FilmArray Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel. The BCID Panel tests positive blood cultures and can identify more than 100 blood pathogens known to cause sepsis. Sepsis, a serious medical condition,... Read more

ICU Management

New Research Identifies Infection & Sepsis-Related Mortality Hotspots Across the U.S.

2013 16 May

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have created the first U.S. map that pinpoints hotspots for infection and severe sepsis related-deaths. (Credit: Penn Medicine) First Map of Its Kind Reveals Key Areas for Additional Research and Support Services In the past, researchers have sought to determine... Read more

ICU Management

Thermo Scientific at ISICEM 2013

2013 14 Mar

Thermo Scientific will be exhibiting at the 33 rd ISICEM in Brussels and will be presenting its procalcitonin (PCT) biomarker. Early identification of sepsis is crucial to improving patient outcomes. Yet sepsis can be difficult to differentiate from nonbacterial infections. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker that exhibits a rapid, clinically... Read more