WAYNE, Pa. and SYDNEY, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Detection Inc. (MDI), a company developing Detect-Ready™ assays designed to increase the speed and accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis, and Integrated Sciences Pty. Ltd. today announced that they have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for MDI's Detect-Ready MRSA assay in Australia. The Detect-Ready MRSA assay offers healthcare providers a high-performance MRSA screening test with an unmatched combination of accuracy, speed, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Integrated Sciences recently launched the Detect-Ready MRSA assay into the Australian market.
"This latest agreement continues our strategy of partnering our Detect-Ready MRSA assay with leading distributors worldwide," said Todd Wallach, CEO of MDI. "The Detect-Ready MRSA assay offers important advantages, and we believe that Integrated Sciences' focus on top-quality customer service and expert technical support, along with its national reach, will help our Detect-Ready assay achieve strong acceptance in the growing Australian market for MRSA screening."
Drug-resistant, potentially deadly MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections are a growing problem in healthcare facilities around the world. The Detect-Ready MRSA kit is a qualitative real-time PCR (rt-PCR) in vitro diagnostic test for the direct detection of MRSA nasal colonization to aid in the prevention and control of MRSA infections in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The proprietary technology in the Detect-Ready kits provides a unique differential diagnosis engine that produces highly accurate results, minimizing the false positives and false negatives experienced with other MRSA screening kits. Samples for testing are simple to obtain using nasal swabs and the assay's ready-to-use pre-mixed reagents require only the addition of patient sample to run the test, which provides r