DENVER, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accelr8 Technology Corporation
(Amex: AXK) announced today that the editorial reviewers for two annual
scientific meetings have accepted Accelr8 scientists' submissions for
technical poster presentations. These events represent the company's first
disclosures to the scientific community of the technical principles used in
its BACcelr8r(TM) rapid pathogen diagnostic development program. The posters
will present data on fundamental scientific elements of the company's methods
for bacterial analysis (identification, counting, growth measurement, and
antibiotic resistance testing).
According to David Howson, Accelr8's president, "these presentations will
mark Accelr8's first exposure to the scientific community of our unique
Quantum Microbiology(TM) methods for rapid pathogen analysis. They reflect
our progress in eliminating bacterial cultures along our path toward rapid,
improved measurement of antibiotic resistance in life-threatening hospital
The 38th annual Oak Ridge Conference, entitled "Pushing the Technology
Envelope III: The Next Generations of Diagnostic Testing" will be held on
April 20-21 in San Jose, Calif. It is sponsored by the American Association
for Clinical Chemistry (AACC, www.aacc.org). The AACC is a large, US-based
international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals,
physicians, research scientists and other individuals engaged in
science-related clinical laboratory disciplines. The Oak Ridge Conference is
the AACC venue for new science and technology in emerging diagnostics.
At this conference, Accelr8 scientists will present two technical posters.
The first will present data derived from novel methods for rapid bacterial
concentration and rapid species identification in a fluidic device. The
second will report growth rate measurements of individual bacteria and their
descendant clones in the same type of fluidic device.
The second meeting will be the 106th General Meeting of the American
Society for Microbiology (ASM, www.asm.org), being held May 21-25 in Orlando,
Fla. The ASM is the leading American professional society for
microbiologists. At this annual meeting, Accelr8 scientists will present data
derived from a rapid, clinically-relevant test for an important type of
antibiotic resistance that has proven difficult to accurately test with
automated commercial instruments.
"We look forward to engaging the microbiology community in applying our
technology for rapid bacterial analysis without culturing," said Howson.
"These presentations are the first in what we plan to become a growing
pipeline of peer-reviewed publications that are subjected to independent
scientific scrutiny. In this early phase we will report the results of basic
studies using our innovative scientific principles. We then intend to
progress to demonstrations of increasingly practical clinical application. We
intend ultimately to validate the BACcelr8r as an important new diagnostic
advance in managing critically ill patients who contract a drug-resistant
hospital acquired infection (HAI)."
Accelr8 Technology Corporation (www.accelr8.com) is a developer of
innovative materials and instrumentation for advanced applications in medical
diagnostics, basic research, drug discovery, and bio-detection. Accelr8 is
developing a new diagnostic platform, the BACcelr8r(TM), based on its
proprietary surface coatings, assay processing, and detection technologies.
The company intends the BACcelr8r(TM) to become the world's first diagnostic
system to provide bacterial identification and quantitation in 2 hours or
less, and complete antibiotic resistance strain identification in 8 hours or
less. Standard culturing typically delays lab results from one to three days,
which is far beyond the short time window that physicians have available to
assure adequate initial therapy for a life-threatening hospital acquired
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SOURCE Accelr8 Technology Corporation