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'We continue to expand the BD MAX System menu and open system capabilities. Full automation and standardized workflow will enable laboratories to consolidate a broad range of molecular tests to meet their current and future clinical needs,' said
Globally, there are approximately 1.7 billion cases of diarrhea accounting for more than 2 million deaths annually. Children less than 5 years of age are particularly at risk with around 760,000 deaths each year. These infections may be caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites and often take two to three days or more to identify in the clinical laboratory using conventional methods. Infections caused by the parasites Giardia and Cryptosporidia, while relatively common, may be subject to under diagnosis and reporting in
The BD MAX System offers a highly efficient path to improved clinical outcomes through flexible molecular solutions. In the laboratory, the BD MAX System automates sample preparation, extraction, amplification and detection on a single system, saving time and improving lab efficiency. Molecular testing on the BD MAX System is simplified and standardized, eliminating variability in results. Menu options include both CE marked assays and Open System Reagents that are used for user defined protocols.
In addition to panels detecting enteric parasite, viral and bacterial pathogens, other BD MAX enteric panels are in development for the qualitative detection of additional viral and bacterial pathogens directly from stool specimens in patients with signs and symptoms of gastroenteritis and/or colitis.
BD is a leading medical technology company that partners with customers and stakeholders to address many of the world's most pressing and evolving health needs. Our innovative solutions are focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, supporting the management of diabetes and advancing cellular research. We are nearly 30,000 associates in 50 countries who strive to fulfill our purpose of 'Helping all people live healthy lives' by advancing the quality, accessibility, safety and affordability of healthcare around the world.
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