Sunday, April 23, 2017

GenMark Diagnostics Announces CE Mark for ePlex Blood Culture Identification Fungal Pathogen Panel

GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. announced it has achieved CE Mark under the European In‐Vitro Diagnostic Devices Directive (98/79/EC) for its ePlex Blood Culture Identification Fungal Pathogen (BCID-FP) Panel. BCID-FP is the first panel in the GenMark Sepsis Solution, which will also include BCID Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative panels.

“We are very pleased to bring the first of our three blood culture identification panels to the European market. Rapid diagnosis of blood stream infections can have significant impact on improving patient outcomes and reducing cost of therapy. GenMark’s approach will enable this by providing the broadest pathogen inclusivity and drug resistance markers of any multiplex molecular solution on the market today,” said Hany Massarany, President and Chief Executive Officer of GenMark.

“Fungal blood stream infections are some of the most critical conditions we face in the clinical laboratory and diagnosing them quickly and accurately has a significant positive impact on patient outcomes. The ePlex Fungal Pathogen Panel brings rapid and essential information regarding fungemia and its ease of use allows a perfect integration in the routine workflow,” stated Dr. Danièle Maubon, MD, PhD, of Grenoble Alpes University Hospital.

Information on the GenMark Sepsis Solution will be highlighted at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Meeting (ECCMID) in Vienna, Austria, from April 22-25, 2017, during conference poster sessions and a private customer symposium.

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