NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – OpGen is preparing to launch an initiative involving a number of yet-to-be-named hospitals in the US that will see its testing suite used to screen vulnerable patients for the presence of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), giving physicians advance notice of the possibility of infection and the chance to take appropriate measures to forestall the spread of disease within hospital systems.

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Feb
26
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Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease. 

Mar
19
Sponsored by
BD

In this webinar, Dr. Matthew Faron, a pathologist from the Medical College of Wisconsin, will share results of a comparison study of three rapid influenza assays.

 

Mar
20
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how a new multiplexed testing system can help physicians rapidly diagnose acute respiratory infections in the near-patient setting.

Mar
27
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

Sequencing workflows require library quantification and normalization to ensure data quality and reduce cost.