NanoLogix makes the cover of Medical Design!
Client NanoLogix was recently featured on the cover of this leading medical technology journal. The article, by CEO Bret Barnhizer features an overview of this cutting edge diagnostic technology that is proving to be 400% faster than traditional bacterial diagnostics.
Nanodiagnostics: Revolutionizing viable microorganism detection
Oct 1, 2011 12:00 PM, Bret Barnhizer, CEO, NanoLogix
Single-use and rapid diagnostic products continue to become more easily accessible thanks in part to continued advances in new materials and technology. A nonomembrane-based technology could change the future of testing for deadly microorganisms.
The next generation of Petri culture technology is providing the opportunity to revolutionize the world of medical device diagnostics. By sandwiching a permeable, polymeric nanopore membrane in between two layers of agar, deadly microorganisms such as E.coli, Salmonella, Anthrax, Group B-Strep, and others can be successfully detected in a few hours. By contrast, it takes many hours or days to detect such organisms by conventional Petri and DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The technology enables viable microorganism detection, identification, and antibiotic sensitivity results at speeds up to 4–12× faster. By eliminating the need to wait longer for results, this technology slows the growth of antibiotic resistance by giving physicians the information they need faster, which allows them to make specific treatment decisions quickly. [more]