LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- T2 Biosystems, Inc. (TTOO), a leader in the development of innovative diagnostic products for critical unmet needs in healthcare, announced today that it entered into an exclusive distribution agreement that allows the Company to introduce its rapid diagnostic technologies, including the T2Bacteria® and T2Candida® Panels, and enter into new markets in Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. In aggregate, these countries have approximately 1,150 hospitals that could benefit from T2’s products.
T2 Biosystems’ products are now available in 35 countries outside of the United States, in addition to a direct commercial team in the United Kingdom.
“This latest geographic expansion represents another step forward in our fight against sepsis and the negative consequences associated with it, including high mortality rates, rising hospital expenses, and growing antimicrobial resistance,” said John McDonough, chairman and chief executive officer at T2 Biosystems. “Through rapid detection of sepsis-causing pathogens in the bloodstream, the T2Bacteria Panel and T2Candida Panel have the potential to help clinicians make earlier and better informed therapy decisions that enable changes in patient outcomes. I look forward to seeing the impact our products can have on more people across the globe as a result of this new distribution agreement.”
The T2Bacteria Panel is the first and only FDA-cleared test to identify sepsis-causing bacterial pathogens directly from whole blood in 3 to 5 hours without the need to wait for blood culture, while the T2Candida Panel is the first and only FDA-cleared direct from whole blood diagnostic for detection of fungal pathogens that are associated with sepsis. The products are two of several panels that are approved or in development that are run on the Company’s T2Dx® Instrument, which is powered by miniaturized magnetic resonance (T2MR®) technology.
About T2 Biosystems
T2 Biosystems, a leader in the development and commercialization of innovative medical diagnostic products for critical unmet needs in healthcare, is dedicated to improving patient care and reducing the cost of care by helping clinicians effectively treat patients faster than ever before. T2 Biosystems’ products include the T2Dx® Instrument, T2Candida® Panel, and T2Bacteria® Panel and are powered by the proprietary T2 Magnetic Resonance (T2MR®) technology. T2 Biosystems has an active pipeline of future products, including products for the detection of additional species and antibiotic resistance markers of sepsis pathogens, and tests for Lyme disease.
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