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Momentum Bioscience Ltd secures CE marking for the first of its range of innovative diagnostic products

Momentum Bioscience Ltd is pleased to announce that it has CE marked Cognitor® Minus, the first in a range of products for the hospital microbiology laboratory utilising ETGA®. ETGA® is a novel technology for the rapid, universal detection of viable bacteria & fungi.

Cognitor® products are designed for the rapid detection/exclusion of infection, assisting clinicians with antibiotic stewardship, improved patient outcomes and treatment costs.

Patients at risk of sepsis are routinely placed on broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics until definitive information is available from blood culture samples sent to the hospital laboratory. Up to 90% of blood cultures are negative but take 5 days to be confirmed as such. Cognitor® Minus gives a confirmed negative result, direct from blood culture, the day following sample receipt by the laboratory with a negative predictive value (NPV) of 99.5%.

Cognitor® Minus will have its formal launch at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) being held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 25th - 28th April 2015.

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