HiberGene Diagnostics Awarded CE Mark for Meningococcus Test
Dublin, Ireland-based HiberGene Diagnostics has won CE marking for its HG Meningococcus test for Meningococcal disease, a severe form of bacterial meningitis.
While current testing methods of growing the bacteria in a culture medium can take several days, HG Meningococcus — featuring loop-mediated isothermal amplification — provides results in less than an hour, the company says.
The test can be performed using a sample of whole blood, cerebrospinal fluid or from a nasopharyngeal swab.
The test will be available through a number of national distributors. — Michael Cipriano