NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BD today announced a development and global distribution agreement with Netherlands-based Check-Points that will integrate a Check-Points screen with a BD assay within a real time PCR kit that detects carbapenem-resistant organisms (CRO), a healthcare-associated infection, from rectal swabs.

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