Meridian Bioscience, a fully integrated life science company, has received the FDA clearance for a new test for Campylobacter. Launched as Premier Campy, the rapid enzyme immunoassay test provides for optimized detection of Campylobacter infection, the company said.

According to the company, there is a significant need for the Premier Campy test because it provides a solution to several concerns associated with culture testing, currently the most commonly practiced lab technique for detecting the campylobacter bacteria.

Premier Campy dramatically reduces these concerns with a consistent enzyme immunoassay method that measures the antigen instead of the fragile bacteria in an environment that is less inhibitory than current culturing procedures, the company claimed.

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