Bacterial and Fungal DNA Isolation from Blood
DNA-Free PCR Reagents
PCR Assays for Pathogen Detection
Research Products and CE IVD Products
Molecular Sepsis Diagnostics

Sepsis is an inflammatory response to infection by bacteria or fungi, the estimated incidence of
sepsis reaching approx. 0.3% [1]. The mortality of sepsis or, even more, septic shock is still very
high (40% [1]). This places sepsis/septic shock to a major cause of death in the ICU worldwide.
Accordingly, there is an urgent need to reduce the uncertainty and time of today’s blood culture
diagnosis for pathogens to reduce morbidity and mortality of patients. Generally, the positivity rate of blood culturing is only 15 to 25% and its timeto- first-results 8 to 48 hours [2], for slow growing bacteria and fungi even longer.