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-- According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Companion Diagnostics Market is accounted for $2.62 billion in 2015 and is estimated to reach $9.27 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 19.78% during the forecast period. At present, increasing demand for personalized medicine is mostly contributing to the global companion diagnostics market growth. On the other hand, cost allied with developing drugs could hamper the market. Developing companion diagnostics for several central nervous system conditions and hereditary conditions provide ample of opportunities for players in the market.In terms of revenue, Breast cancer commanded the global companion diagnostics market. However, lung cancer is expected to lead the market in future growing at a significant CAGR owing to the discovery of biomarkers that are precise to lung cancer, and the discovery of myriad pertinent companion diagnostics. Molecular diagnostics is highest revenue generating segment and also expected to grow at a faster rate, mainly owing to the use of techniques such as real time PCR, In Situ Hybridization and next generation sequencing.North America represented the largest market for companion diagnostics, followed by the Europe. The Asia Pacific and Rest of the World regions are anticipated to witness substantial demand for companion diagnostics in the future. In these regions, enhancing healthcare infrastructure, rising disposable incomes, and unexploited potential for companion diagnostics are cited as the major reasons for the market growth.Some of the key players in the market include are Roche Diagnostics, Quest Diagnostics Inc.Qiagen N.V., Labcorp, Genomic Health Inc., Dako (Agilent Technologies), Celera, Biomerieux Sa, Abbott Laboratories, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Danaher Corporation, GE Healthcare, Biogenex Laboratories, Siemens and AstraZeneca.• Molecular diagnostics• In Situ Hybridization (ISH)o CISHo FISH• Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)• Next generation sequencing• Other Technologies• Immunohistochemistry• Colorectal Cancer• Gastric Cancer• Lung Cancer• Breast Cancer• Melanoma• Other Applications• Cardiovascular conditions• Inflammation• Virology• Oncology• Other Indications• Pharmaceutical Companies• Reference Lab• Physicians• Hospitals• Academic Medical Centers• North Americao USo Canadao Mexico• Europeo Germanyo Franceo Italyo UKo Spaino Rest of Europe• Asia Pacifico Japano Chinao Indiao Australiao New Zealando Rest of Asia Pacific• Rest of the Worldo Middle Easto Brazilo Argentinao South Africao Egypt- Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments- Market share analysis of the top industry players- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants- Market forecasts for a minimum of 7 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancementshttp://www.strategymrc.com/report/companion-diagnostics-market


Varadi L.,University of Sydney | Varadi L.,CSIRO | Luo J.L.,University of Sydney | Hibbs D.E.,University of Sydney | And 4 more authors.
Chemical Society Reviews | Year: 2017

In order to retard the rate of development of antibacterial resistance, the causative agent must be identified as rapidly as possible, so that directed patient treatment and/or contact precautions can be initiated. This review highlights the challenges associated with the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria, by providing an introduction to the techniques currently used, as well as newer techniques that are in development. Focusing on the chemical basis for these techniques, the review also provides a comparison of their advantages and disadvantages. © 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


Dwivedi H.P.,North Carolina State University | Dwivedi H.P.,Biomerieux Inc. | Smiley R.D.,North Carolina State University | Smiley R.D.,U.S. Food and Drug Administration | Jaykus L.-A.,North Carolina State University
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology | Year: 2010

The need for pre-analytical sample processing prior to the application of rapid molecular-based detection of pathogens in food and environmental samples is well established. Although immunocapture has been applied in this regard, alternative ligands such as nucleic acid aptamers have advantages over antibodies such as low cost, ease of production and modification, and comparable stability. To identify DNA aptamers demonstrating binding specificity to Campylobacter jejuni cells, a whole-cell Systemic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential enrichment (SELEX) method was applied to a combinatorial library of FAM-labeled single-stranded DNA molecules. FAM-labeled aptamer sequences with high binding affinity to C. jejuni A9a as determined by flow cytometric analysis were identified. Aptamer ONS-23, which showed particularly high binding affinity in preliminary studies, was chosen for further characterization. This aptamer displayed a dissociation constant (K d value) of 292.8∈±∈53.1 nM with 47.27∈±∈5.58% cells fluorescent (bound) in a 1.48-μM aptamer solution. Binding assays to assess the specificity of aptamer ONS-23 showed high binding affinity (25-36%) for all other C. jejuni strains screened (inclusivity) and low apparent binding affinity (1-5%) with non-C. jejuni strains (exclusivity). Whole-cell SELEX is a promising technique to design aptamer-based molecular probes for microbial pathogens without tedious isolation and purification of complex markers or targets. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.


Fothergill A.,Emory University | Kasinathan V.,Emory University | Hyman J.,Biomerieux Inc. | Walsh J.,Biomerieux Inc. | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology | Year: 2013

Rapid identification of microorganisms causing bloodstream infections directly from a positive blood culture would decrease the time to directed antimicrobial therapy and greatly improve patient care. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) is a fast and reliable method for identifying microorganisms from positive culture. This study evaluates the performance of a novel filtration-based method for processing positive-blood-culture broth for immediate identification of microorganisms by MALDI-TOF with a Vitek MS research-use-only system (VMS). BacT/Alert non-charcoal- based blood culture bottles that were flagged positive by the BacT/Alert 3D system were included. An aliquot of positiveblood- culture broth was incubated with lysis buffer for 2 to 4 min at room temperature, the resulting lysate was filtered through a membrane, and harvested microorganisms were identified by VMS. Of the 259 bottles included in the study, VMS identified the organisms in 189 (73%) cultures to the species level and 51 (19.7%) gave no identification (ID), while 6 (2.3%) gave identifications that were considered incorrect. Among 131 monomicrobic isolates from positive-blood-culture bottles with one spot having a score of 99.9%, the IDs for 131 (100%) were correct to the species level. In 202 bottles where VMS was able to generate an ID, the IDs for 189 (93.6%) were correct to the species level, whereas the IDs provided for 7 isolates (3.5%) were incorrect. In conclusion, this method does not require centrifugation and produces a clean spectrum for VMS analysis in less than 15 min. This study demonstrates the effectiveness of the new lysis-filtration method for identifying microorganisms directly from positive- blood-culture bottles in a clinical setting. Copyright © 2013, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.


Spinali S.,bioMerieux | Van Belkum A.,bioMerieux | Goering R.V.,Creighton University | Girard V.,bioMerieux | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology | Year: 2015

The integration of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) in clinical microbiology has revolutionized species identification of bacteria, yeasts, and molds. However, beyond straightforward identification, the method has also been suggested to have the potential for subspecies-level or even type-level epidemiological analyses. This minireview explores MALDI-TOF MS-based typing, which has already been performed on many clinically relevant species. We discuss the limits of the method's resolution and we suggest interpretative criteria allowing valid comparison of strain-specific data. We conclude that guidelines for MALDI-TOF MS-based typing can be developed along the same lines as those used for the interpretation of data from pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.


Marko D.C.,University of Iowa | Saffert R.T.,Mayo Medical School | Cunningham S.A.,Mayo Medical School | Hyman J.,Biomerieux Inc. | And 9 more authors.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology | Year: 2012

The Bruker Biotyper and Vitek MS matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) instruments were evaluated for the identification of nonfermenting Gram-negative bacilli (NFGNB) by a blinded comparison to conventional biochemical or molecular methods. Two hundred NFGNB that were recovered from cultures from cystic fibrosis patients in the University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) Microbiology Laboratory between 1 January 2006 and 31 October 2010 were sent to Mayo Clinic for analysis with the Bruker Biotyper (software version 3.0) and to bioMérieux for testing with Vitek MS (SARAMIS database version 3.62). If two attempts at direct colony testing failed to provide an acceptable MALDI-TOF identification, an extraction procedure was performed. The MS identifications from both of these systems were provided to UIHC for comparison to the biochemical or molecular identification that had been reported in the patient record. Isolates with discordant results were analyzed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing at UIHC. After discrepancy testing, the Bruker Biotyper result agreed with the biochemical or molecular method, with 72.5% of isolates to the species level, 5.5% to the complex level, and 19% to the genus level (3% not identified). The level of agreement for Vitek MS was 80% species, 3.5% complex, 6% genus, and 3.5% family (7% not identified). Both MS systems provided rapid (≤3 min per isolate) and reliable identifications. The agreement of combined species/complex/genus-level identification with the reference method was higher for the Bruker Biotyper (97% versus 89.5%, P=0.004) but required an extraction step more often. Species-level agreement with the reference method was similar for both MS systems (72.5% and 80%, P=0.099). Copyright © 2012, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.


The present invention is directed to a method for separating, characterizing and/or identifying microorganisms in a test sample. The method of the invention comprises an optional lysis step for lysing non-microorganism cells that may be present in a test sample, followed by a subsequent separation step. The method may be useful for the separation, characterization and/or identification of microorganisms from complex samples such as blood-containing culture media. The method may also be useful for the physical separation and/or enrichment of two or more different or individual microorganism species contained in a mixed test sample. The invention further provides for spectroscopic interrogation of the separated microorganism sample(s) to produce measurements of the microorganism and characterizing and/or identifying the microorganism(s) in the sample using said spectroscopic measurements.


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Biomerieux Inc. | Date: 2016-12-09

Chemical reagent, namely, calibration kits for use in the scientific, laboratory, agri-food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and industrial fields. Chemical reagent, namely, calibration kits for use in the medical and veterinary fields. Laboratory apparatus and instrument to measure the optical density of a microorganism suspension, not for medical purposes. Laboratory apparatus and instrument to measure the optical density of a microorganism suspension, for medical, pharmaceutical and veterinary purposes.


The present invention is directed to a method for separating, characterizing and/or identifying microorganisms in a test sample. The method of the invention comprises an optional lysis step for lysing non-microorganism cells that may be present in a test sample, followed by a subsequent separation step. The method may be useful for the separation, characterization and/or identification of microorganisms from complex samples such as blood-containing culture media. The invention further provides for spectroscopic interrogation of the separated microorganism sample to produce measurements of the microorganism and characterizing and/or identifying the microorganism in the sample using said spectroscopic measurements.


The present invention is directed to a method for inactivation and/or extraction of fungus samples (e.g., mold or yeast samples), the method comprising the following sequential steps: (a) acquiring a test sample known to contain or that may contain fungus and suspending the test sample in a container containing water and/or suspension medium; (b) adding ethanol to the suspension; (c) centrifuging the container to pellet the fungus and removing and discarding the supernatant; (d) resuspending the fungus in formic acid; (e) adding acetonitrile to the sample; (f) centrifuging the sample; and (g) recovering the supernatant. In accordance with the present invention, the recovered supernatant can be subjected to mass spectrometry analysis for characterization and/or identification of the unknown fungus.

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