Hardy Diagnostics launches 15-minute resistance test

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Hardy Diagnostics has launched a multiplex immunoassay for detecting the five most common carbapenemase enzymes produced by Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa from bacterial cultures through a distribution deal with the assay's manufacturer, NG Biotech.

Image courtesy of Hardy Diagnostics.Image courtesy of Hardy Diagnostics.

NG-Test Carba 5 is designed to detect the following:

  • Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)
  • Oxacillinase (OXA)-48-like
  • Verona integron-encoded metallo-beta-lactamase (VIM)
  • Imipenemase (IMP)
  • New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM)

The companies said the test is more efficient than molecular methods, with results about resistance in 15 minutes.

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