T2 Biosystems to Participate in Sepsis Alliance Summit
LEXINGTON, Mass., Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTOO), a leader in the rapid detection of sepsis-causing pathogens, today announced that it is participating in the virtual, inaugural Sepsis Alliance Summit taking place September 16-17, 2020, through a sponsorship and virtual booth in honor of Sepsis Awareness Month (September).
The Summit was designed by the Sepsis Alliance, the leading sepsis organization in the U.S. and working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis, to explore an array of sepsis-related topics in health care as well as highlight the needs for more sensitive and rapid diagnostics tests for COVID-19. T2 Biosystems’ virtual booth will feature information on the Company’s products for the rapid detection of sepsis-causing pathogens – directly from whole blood and without the need to wait for blood culture – as well as for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infections.
“Sepsis Awareness Month helps to save lives by raising awareness of sepsis, the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. Sepsis costs the U.S. healthcare system nearly $41 billion annually and results in the death of approximately 270,000 Americans each year,” said John Sperzel, President and Chief Executive Officer of T2 Biosystems. “We are proud to join the Sepsis Alliance and industry members in critical discussions about the importance of rapid diagnostic technology, which holds the key to improving outcomes for patients with bloodstream infections, sepsis, and the COVID-19 virus which can lead to sepsis.”
Weeks prior, T2 Biosystems received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test, the T2SARS-CoV-2™ Panel. The panel runs on the Company’s FDA-cleared and fully-automated T2Dx® Instrument, which is capable of performing seven tests simultaneously.
The T2Dx Instrument can also run the Company’s FDA-cleared T2Bacteria® Panel and T2Candida® Panel. These panels are the only FDA-cleared assays for the detection of sepsis-causing bacterial and fungalpathogens directly from whole blood in three to five hours, without the need to wait days for blood culture results. By providing quicker results, the panels enable clinicians to target therapy faster for their patients suspected of sepsis, often before the second dose of antimicrobial is administered, leading to better patient outcomes, improved antimicrobial stewardship, and reductions in length of stay in the hospital.
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