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BD Diagnostics et Bruker Collabore afin d’Améliorer l’Identification et les Tests de Susceptibilité aux Antibiotiques


 

BD Diagnostics et Bruker Collabore afin d’Améliorer l’Identification et les Tests de Susceptibilité aux Antibiotiques

Cette Collaboration doit permettre d’améliorer les délais de rendus des résultats, leur fiabilité et l’efficience des laboratoires de microbiologie.

Contact: Jamie Yacco
Public Relations
(201) 847-4796
Email: Jamie_Yacco@bd.com
 

FranklinLakes, NJ and Billerica, MA (29 September 2010) --

BD Diagnostics, une unité de BD  (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), et  Bruker Daltonics Inc., filiale de Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR), ont annoncé aujourd’hui la mise en place d’une collaboration internationale pour le développement et la commercialisation d’une approche intégrée pour l’identification bactérienne et les tests de susceptibilité aux antibiotiques. Cette nouvelle approche sera amenée à transformer la manière dont les analyses de microbiologies sont réalisées depuis des dizaines d’années.

Grâce à cette collaboration, l’identification des micro-organismes sera réalisée avec un automate Bruker MALDI Biotyper,  automate de spectrométrie de masse dédié à l’identification des bactéries, des levures et des champignons. L’automate MALDI Biotype est commercialisé en Europe dans une version marquée CE pour une utilisation  de routine en clinique et dans une version pour utilisation en recherche aux Etats-Unis, où Bruker à l’intention d’obtenir un enregistrement FDA.

BD and Bruker combineront le système d’identification MALDI Biotyper avec l’automate BD Phoenix™ pour la réalisation des tests de susceptibilité aux antibiotiques. Les données des deux systèmes seront gérées grâce à BD EpiCenter™, ce qui permettra une optimisation de l’utilisation de cette première plateforme intégrée.

L’intégration du système MALDI Biotyper avec le logiciel BD EpiCenter fera l’objet d’un développement afin d’optimiser la réalisation des identifications directes des micro-organismes à partir des flacons d’hémocultures BD Bactec™ positifs. Ce processus d’identification directe est rendu possible grâce au nouveau kit Bruker MALDI Sepsityper™, qui est pour l’instant réservé à une utilisation de recherche. L’utilisation de cette technique directe deviendra de plus en plus importante dans le futur afin de réduire le délai nécessaire pour l’identification des pathogènes dans les cas de sepsis ou d’infections bactériennes sérieuses.

“Cette collaboration est idéale car les compétences des 2 organisations se complètent et permettent de fournir à nos clients d’excellentes solutions », déclare Jamie Condie, Vice Président et Manager Général, Infectious Disease, BD Diagnostics – Diagnostic Systems. « Nous avons choisi de collaborer avec Bruker, parce que nous sommes convaincus que leur solution de spectrométrie de masse représente le futur de la microbiologie et que MALDI Biotyper est la meilleure technologie sur le marché. Nous pensons que cette collaboration nous permettra de renforcer encore la pertinence clinique des résultats de microbiologie tout en améliorant l’efficience au laboratoire »

“Bruker est très motivé par cette collaboration stratégique avec BD, car nous pensons qu’elle permet d’offrir une avancée significative dans le domaine de la microbiologie clinique” déclare Frank Laukien, Ph.D., Président et CEO de Bruker Corporation. « Travailler en collaboration avec un des leaders mondiaux de la microbiologie et des maladies infectieuses va nous permettre de donner tout son potentiel d’expansion de la méthode MALDI Biotyper »

 

L’identification des pathogènes et les tests de susceptibilité aux antibiotiques représentent l’aboutissement du travail quotidien des laboratoires de microbiologie. Après avoir été mis en culture puis isolées, les bactéries et les levures issues des échantillons patients doivent être identifiées puis testées pour déterminer quel médicament permet de ralentir ou stopper leur développement. Bruker MALDI Biotyper permet une identification précise, rapide et économique grâce au processus basé sur l’identification du spectre unique des principales protéines et peptides constituant les micro-organismes. La fiabilité des résultats obtenus et l’intérêt du système MALDI Biotyper a été documentée par plus de 30 études publiées. Les tests de susceptibilité aux antibiotiques sont réalisés par des automates tels que BD Phoenix. La combinaison des  2 systèmes, BD Phoenix et MALDI Biotyper,, associé au système BD EpiCenter va permettre au laboratoire de microbiologie de disposer d’une solution unique et innovante pour la réalisation des identifications et tests de sensibilité aux antibiotiques, répondant à leurs impératifs de réduction du temps de rendu des résultats, d’efficience au laboratoire et de réduction des coût de fonctionnement.

 


 

 


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BD Diagnostics and Bruker Collaborate to Improve Microbial Identification and Antimicrobial

Susceptibility Testing

 

Collaboration Aims to Improve Speed, Accuracy and Efficiency in the Microbiology Laboratory

Contact: Jamie Yacco
Public Relations
(201) 847-4796
Email: Jamie_Yacco@bd.com
 

FranklinLakes, NJ and Billerica, MA (September 29, 2010) --

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), and Bruker Daltonics Inc., a subsidiary of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR), announced today an international co-development and co-marketing collaboration that will promote an emerging, integrated approach to bacterial and fungal identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.  This new approach has the potential to transform how traditional microbiology has been performed for decades.

Through this collaboration, identification of microorganisms will be performed with the Bruker MALDI Biotyper, a mass spectrometry-based proteomic “fingerprinting” system specifically configured for rapid identification of bacteria, yeast and fungi.  The MALDI Biotyper is available in a clinical version with IVD-CE mark in Europe and is for research use only (RUO) in the United States, where Bruker intends to seek FDA clearance. 

BD and Bruker intend to combine the MALDI Biotyper microbial ID system with automated antimicrobial susceptibility testing on the BD Phoenix™ Microbiology System.  The BD EpiCenter™ Microbiology Data Management System, which will manage patient data from both the identification and the susceptibility test systems, will facilitate this industry-first integrated approach.

The MALDI Biotyper – BD EpiCenter software integration will be further developed to optimize workflows for rapid MALDI Biotyper pathogen identification directly on positive blood cultures from the leading BD BACTECTM blood culture system.  This rapid blood culture-to-ID workflow is supported by Bruker’s new MALDI Sepsityper™ consumables kit, which today is for RUO.  It is expected to become clinically important in the future, as time-to-result for pathogen identification is critical to management of patients having potentially serious bloodstream infections or sepsis.

“This collaboration is ideal because the competencies of the two organizations will complement each other by providing excellent microbiology solutions for the customer,” said Jamie Condie, Vice President and General Manager, Infectious Disease, BD Diagnostics – Diagnostic Systems. “We have chosen to collaborate with Bruker because we believe that its mass spectrometry technologies are the future of microbial identification, and that the MALDI Biotyper is the first and best solution to the market.  We expect this collaboration will result in enhanced clinical responsiveness while improving lab efficiency.”

“At Bruker, we are excited about this new strategic collaboration with BD because of the potential it holds to significantly advance clinical microbiology,” said Frank Laukien, Ph.D., President and CEO of Bruker Corporation.  “Working with a worldwide leader in microbiology and infectious disease will enable us to further expand the groundbreaking MALDI Biotyper molecular method for microbial ID to its full extent.”

Microbial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing is the end-point of the major work a microbiology lab performs on a daily basis.  After culturing and isolating bacteria and fungi from patient specimens, organisms need to be identified and tested to determine which drugs will inhibit or stop their growth.  The Bruker MALDI Biotyper allows highly accurate, rapid and cost-effective identification through a process in which organisms are identified by the unique spectrum of the major proteins and peptides that constitute their makeup.  The accuracy and benefits of the MALDI Biotyper have been well documented in over 30 peer-reviewed articles.  

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing is conducted via traditional automated systems such as the BD Phoenix System.  The combination of the two leading technologies, the BD Phoenix System and the MALDI Biotyper, and the data management through the BD EpiCenter System, will provide laboratorians with a groundbreaking new approach to identification and susceptibility testing, which will reduce the turnaround time for critical diagnostic results, while also improving laboratory efficiency and costs. 

About BD

BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 29,000 associates in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. For more information, please visit www.bd.com.

About Bruker Daltonics

Bruker Daltonics is a leading manufacturer of mass spectrometry (MS) instruments and accessories for life science, pharmaceutical, biochemical and chemical research as well as for more routine analytical tasks in forensics and food safety.  Technical solutions are based on a comprehensive range of MALDI-TOF/TOF, ESI-Qq-TOF, ESI-ITMS, ESI/MALDI-FTMS mass spectrometry systems, as well as automated sample handling systems and productivity enhancing software designed to answer customers’ needs. For more information about Bruker Daltonics and Bruker Corporation, please visit www.bdal.comand www.bruker.com.  

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