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ICAAC 2013 to Highlight T2MR® Direct Detection Technology for Sepsis Diagnostics

T2 Biosystems, a company developing direct detection products enabling superior diagnostics, today announced that its T2MR® technology will be highlighted through several activities at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Denver, CO, September 10-13, 2013. T2 Bio's presence at ICAAC will focus on T2MR's applications for the rapid and sensitive identification of sepsis pathogens, including its flagship fungal panel, T2Candida®, which can identify species-specific pathogens directly from whole blood in approximately three hours.

Highlights of T2 Biosystems events at ICAAC include poster presentations for rapid species-specific identification of Candida and multiple bacterial species. T2 Biosystems will also host a symposium featuring infectious disease experts discussing the rapid detection of pathogens with the T2MR platform. In addition, T2 Biosystems will co-sponsor a CME credit course and booth exhibition.

Details of T2 Bio events at ICAAC are as follows:

Poster Presentations

Title: T2Candida Assay Shortens the Time to Speciation of Candidemia Compared to Blood Culture
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00pm MDT
Session: 023. Clinical Mycology
Abstract Number: M-236
Authors: C. Clancy, P. Pappas, J. Vazquez, K. Garey, G. Thompson and A. Wu

Title: Rapid and Highly Sensitive Direct Detection and Identification of Bacterial Species in Blood Specimens with T2MR
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00pm MDT
Session: 013. Detection of Bacteremia
Abstract Number: D-117
Authors: U.H. Thomann, H. Giese, L. Neely, C.W. Rittershaus, T. Lowery


Symposium Title: T2MR Direct Detection of Pathogens in Whole Blood: Rapid, Species-Specific Identification of Candida and Bacterial Infections
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00pm MDT
Location: Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th St., Denver, CO
Speakers: Peter Pappas, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Louis Rice, MD, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Cornelius Clancy, MD, University of Pittsburgh, and Tom Lowery, PhD, and John McDonough, T2 Biosystems

CME Credit Course

Program Title: Invasive Mycoses: Consider the Source, Consider the Host
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 5:00-7:00pm MDT
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th St., Denver, CO
Course Director: Peter G. Pappas, MD, FACP, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Faculty: Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA, Duke University School of Medicine, Andrew J. Ullman, MD, FIDSA, Julius Maximilians University Würzburg, and Theoklis Zaoutis, MC, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

T2 Bio Exhibition Hall Booth

T2 Biosystems will have its fully-automated bench-top T2Dx instrument, which is capable of running all assay types from sample input to result, on display at booth #801. The exhibition hall is open September 10-12, 2013.

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