NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson today announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance to market its new assay for detection of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus DNA directly from nasal swabs.

The BD Max StaphSR Assay is for use on the BD Max System, a fully automated molecular diagnostic platform, and can detect mecA dropout mutants and other new strains of MRSA that may not be detected by other assays, said BD.

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