Volume 16 - Issue 2 - February 2008

FDA Approvals & News   Simplified MRSA Detection Test FDA Cleared Through its BD Diagnostics segment, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has received FDA 510(k) clearance of its simplified test for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The BBL CHROMagar MRSA product is a prepared plated medium that simplifies the process, decreases the time to result and offers high sensitivity and specificity for MRSA identification. This new test, which allows for the direct detection and identification of mo