LexaGene Holdings Inc (CVE:LXG) (OTCQB:LXXGF) (FRA:5XS2), the molecular diagnostics group, is set to deploy its MiQLab systems into two specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals, which will allow for rapid testing of animals.
The point-of-care technology will be available at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and at Denver Animal Emergency (Denver) in Denver, North Carolina.
“I am very pleased that VSH will be able to evaluate LexaGene’s MiQLab system," said Dr. Jorg Bucheler, the practice owner of VSH.
"We pride ourselves on using the very latest technology and techniques in specialty and critical care to deliver the highest level of service we can provide our patients. Having access to rapid PCR in-clinic testing will allow us to triage critical and complicated infections more effectively.”
Lexagene CEO and founder Dr Jack Regan added: "We expect these systems to demonstrate the advantage of having in-house automated rapid testing for pathogens and antibiotic resistance markers, which is expected to improve patient care and clinical outcomes.
"The feedback we receive from these industry leading practices will help us in our efforts to gain wide adoption in this market."
The MiQLab-generated data will be evaluated against traditional culture and sensitivity testing that typically takes three to five days for results.
By contrast, MiQLab provides results fast enough to allow care providers to make knowledge-based decisions for timely patient care," noted Lexagene.
The company expects to place systems for these evaluations shortly after the new year.
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