If you are trying to diagnose a prosthesis infection in an orthopedic patient, InGen BioSciences thinks it might give you a helping hand. The company, out of Chilly-Mazarin, France, has just released the hematologic assay to test for presence of infections on prosthetic devices. Initially being made available in Europe, the BJI InoPlex system uses the firm’s own set of antigens to detect pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidis.
From the product page:
Adapted with the Luminex technology, it uses a combination of several recombinant protein antigens derived from our laboratories and allows for the search for IgG anti-Staphylococci (aureus and epidermidis).
The BJI InoPlex™ test is a non invasive and fast (2 hour) serology test that:
contributes to the biological diagnosis of the infection enables the biological monitoring of antibiotic treatment proposes serology monitoring for patients with a prosthesis in everyday practice
Luminex® technology is backed up by coloured polystyrene microspheres on which the antigens are fixed.
Product page: BJI InoPlex …