The Firefly Dx system from PositiveID Corp, Delray Beach, Fla, is a point-of-need, handheld system designed to deliver molecular diagnostic results in less than 20 minutes using real-time polymerase chain reaction chemistry. Unlike lab devices, which may require 2 to 4 hours to generate results, the portable Firefly Dx system can quickly detect pathogens in patients and in the environment, leading to more rapid and effective treatment. The system has already demonstrated the ability to detect and identify common pathogens and diseases such as various strains of influenza, E. coli, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), human papilloma virus (HPV), and ebola. The system is suitable for use by hospitals, physicians, and military personnel. For more information, visit PositiveID Corp.
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