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About Verigene® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Test
The Verigene® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Nucleic Acid (BC-GP) Test performed using the sample-to-result Verigene System is a qualitative, multiplexed in vitro diagnostic test for the simultaneous detection and identification of potentially pathogenic gram-positive bacteria which may cause bloodstream infection. These include the following organisms and antibiotic resistance markers:
Streptococcus anginosus group
mecA gene, conferring methicillin resistance
vanA and vanB genes, conferring vancomycin resistance
The Verigene BC-GP Test is performed directly on blood culture bottles identified as positive by a continuous monitoring blood culture system and which contain gram-positive bacteria. The Verigene BC-GP Test is indicated for use in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings to aid in the diagnosis of bacterial bloodstream infections; however, it is not to be used to monitor these infections. Sub-culturing of positive blood cultures is necessary to recover organisms for susceptibility testing, identify organisms not detected by the Verigene BC-GP Test, differentiate mixed growth, associate antimicrobial resistance marker genes to a specific organism, or for epidemiological typing.
About Nanosphere, Inc.
Nanosphere develops, manufactures and markets an advanced molecular diagnostics platform, the Verigene® System, for multiplexed infectious disease, genetic, and ultra-sensitive protein testing. This easy-to-use platform offers laboratories a convenient, simple, and cost-effective solution for highly sensitive nucleic acid and protein testing. Nanosphere is based in Northbrook, IL.
For additional information regarding Nanosphere's infectious disease products, please contact Nanosphere at IDtesting@nanosphere.us or visit www.nanosphere.us.
1 Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America,
2 North Shore-LIJ Health System, New York, New York, United States of America,
3 Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York, United States of America,
4 med fusion LLC, Lewisville, Texas, United States of America,
5 Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America,
6 Department of Pathology; NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements" and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) Nanosphere's ability to develop commercially viable products; (ii) Nanosphere's ability to achieve profitability; (iii) Nanosphere's ability to produce and market its products; (iv) Nanosphere's ability to obtain regulatory approval of its products; (v) Nanosphere's ability to protect its intellectual property; (vi) competition and alternative technologies; and (vii) Nanosphere's ability to obtain additional financing to support its operations. Additional risks are discussed in the Company's current filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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