MicroPhage Staph Test Wins FDA Approval | May 16, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 20 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 20 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 16, 2011

MicroPhage Staph Test Wins FDA Approval

Department: Business
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: staph, diagnostics
A MicroPhage blood culture test kit.
Credit: Colorado School of Mines
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A MicroPhage blood culture test kit.
Credit: Colorado School of Mines

FDA has granted clearance to a blood culture test from MicroPhage that detects methicillin-antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The test technology was developed by Kent J. Voorhees, a chemistry professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and former Ph.D. student Angelo Madonna. The test delivers results in five hours, compared with up to three days for other methods, according to MicroPhage. Voorhees and partner Jack Wheeler launched MicroPhage in 2002.

 
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