Portable tool IDs Candida infection in blood samples

04/26/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study in Science Translational Medicine found that a portable, magnetic resonance-based diagnostic tool can identify fungal bloodstream infections involving five Candida species in less than three hours. Researchers documented 98% positive agreement and 100% negative agreement between the device and diagnoses based on blood cultures. "This study shows that the nanoparticle- and T2MR-based detection method is rapid and amenable to automation and offers clinicians the opportunity to detect and identify multiple human pathogens within hours of sample collection," researchers wrote.

View Full Article in:

PhysiciansBriefing.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Product Development Manager, Disposable Medical Products
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA
Neurovascular Intervention Product Sales Rep, North East
ASAHI INTECC
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Pentec Health
Boothwyn, PA
Sr Coordinator Clinical Research (US/TA/00/0073/SL) - 1400000AQX
Abbott
Santa Clara, CA
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA