LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTOO), a leader in the rapid detection of sepsis-causing pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes, announced today that it has initiated studies to expand the number of pathogens detected on the FDA-cleared T2Bacteria® Panel to include the detection of Acinetobacter baumannii.
A. baumannii is a cause of bloodstream infections especially in critically ill patients, which can range from a benign transient bacteremia to fulminant septic shock. A. baumannii infections typically occur in people in healthcare settings and pose risk to those who are on ventilators; have devices such as catheters; have open wounds from surgery; are in intensive care units; or have prolonged hospital stays. In a large study of nosocomial bloodstream infections, A. baumannii was the tenth most common pathogen and has a crude ICU mortality rate of 34.0% to 43.4%.
“We are excited about the potential to expand the number of pathogens detected by our FDA-cleared T2Bacteria Panel. In the U.S., Acinetobacter infections rarely occur outside of healthcare settings and can disproportionally impact those with weakened immune systems, chronic lung disease, or diabetes,” stated John Sperzel, Chairman and CEO of T2 Biosystems. “Acinetobacter can be resistant to many antibiotics, including carbapenems, which highlights the importance of rapid detection and targeted antimicrobial treatment.”
The T2Bacteria Panel is the first and only FDA-cleared product able to detect sepsis-causing pathogens directly in whole blood, in 3 to 5 hours, without the need to wait days for a positive blood culture. The FDA-cleared T2Bacteria Panel currently detects E. faecium, S. aureus, K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, and E. coli, and the CE marked version detects the aforementioned pathogens plus A. baumannii.
About T2 Biosystems
T2 Biosystems, a leader in the rapid detection of sepsis-causing pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes, is dedicated to improving patient care and reducing the cost of care by helping clinicians effectively treat patients faster than ever before. T2 Biosystems’ products include the T2Dx® Instrument, T2Bacteria® Panel, T2Candida® Panel, T2Resistance® Panel, and T2SARS-CoV-2™ Panel and are powered by the Company’s proprietary T2 Magnetic Resonance (T2MR®) technology. T2 Biosystems has an active pipeline of future products, including the T2Biothreat Panel, T2Cauris™ Panel, T2Lyme™ Panel, as well as additional products for the detection of bacterial and fungal pathogens and associated antimicrobial resistance markers. For more information, please visit www.t2biosystems.com.
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Philip Trip Taylor, Gilmartin Group
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