Phthisis (Tye-sis) Diagnostics is a rapidly growing biotechnology company developing the Simply Molecular® product catalog, with a range of innovative molecular diagnostic products designed for speed, accuracy, & ease of use. The Simply Molecular® catalog offers solutions for Total Nucleic Acid Extraction and Molecular Standards for Quality Control.
Phthisis Diagnostics also offers custom, OEM manufacturing of reagents for use in molecular-based diagnostic assays, Point of Care tests, and environmental pathogen testing.
Cure Requires Diagnosis
The fourth leading cause of death globally is infectious disease. Early and proper diagnosis is key to delivering effective treatment, reducing risk of outbreaks, and improving patient care. Phthisis Diagnostics works with diagnostic partners around the world toward this goal. Specialties include:
- Complex nucleic acid extractions (DNA & RNA)
- Molecular standards
- Infectious disease diagnostics
Phthisis Technology to be Foundation for New Division
Last week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC included a case of fatal West Nile Virus transmission following a stem cell transplant to a man with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that took place in Colorado in August 2012. The patient was hospitalized for 4 weeks before illness onset, and received 6 units of red blood cells, 2 units of platelets, and 2 units of fresh frozen plasma.
Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis across all age groups. Although disease outbreaks have been widely studied, obtaining overall prevalence estimates has been difficult until now, since Dr. Aron Hall of the CDC and his colleagues analyzed previously published studies of US Norovirus disease burden.
The latest screening results from Florida show a total of fifty-five positive screening results for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV). Three birds, two humans, thirty-nine sentinals and 11 veterinary cases. The veterinary cases were clustered close to the Georgia border, which had three positive results as well. Sentinels are typically chickens, who are unaffected by the virus, but may include horses and birds as well. Most recently, a sentinel chicken tested positive in Hernando County, Fl., near State Road 50. Read more...
As we've officially entered the season of swimming pools and lake visits, it's important to remember that many bodies of water can contain parasites such as Cryptosporidium
that cause gastrointestinal diseases. Last year, startin