Thermo Fisher Scientific 2020 Symposium

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Paris Convention Centre, Hall E

1 Place de la Porte de Versailles

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Join us at Hall E for our critically different symposium during the ECCMID 2020 Exhibition - Don’t forget to download your free ticket.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Enabling a critical difference: fully automated high-resolution mass spectrometry for microbial identification and resistance detection

Presenter: Mark Wilks

Clinical Scientist and Principal Microbiologist

Barts Health NHS Trust and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London- UK

"Improving accuracy in microbial identification whilst maintaining high throughput in the clinical laboratory"

Description: Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced a novel high-resolution mass spectrometry solution called Thermo Scientific™ Acrion™ System*, capable of differentiating microbes with a degree of accuracy not yet seen before. One example of this capability is proteomic differentiation of Escherichia coli from Shigella spp. As a fully automated platform the enhanced performance does not however compromise workflow, as throughput of one microbial identification in one minute can be achieved.

Presenter: Dr. Nathan Ledeboer

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Medical Director

Medical College of Wisconsin- US

"What do mecA, NDM, KPC, and VIM have in common? Detection of antimicrobial resistance factors using novel proteomic approaches"

Description: Acrion System introduces a completely new technology in antibiotic resistance detection, comprising of fully automated sample preparation station and high-resolution mass spectrometry. Whilst molecular methods detect resistance responsible genes, Acrion System jumps one step further and is capable of detecting the proteins expressed from these genes and thus the main players in resistance functionality.

Presenter: Jacques Meis, MD

Consultant Microbiologist

Canisius Wilhelmina hospital, Nijmegen- Netherlands

"A new page in yeast identifications"

Description: Fully automated Acrion System introduces an easy-to-use and fast clinical platform for microbial identifications, one of the analytes being yeast, an emerging pathogen class in increasing number of infections yearly. The high accuracy differentiation can be obtained not only from culture plates, but also directly from positive blood cultures.

Presenter: Harald Seifert, MD

Professor of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene

Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene

University of Cologne - Germany

"Direct species identification from positive blood cultures – impact on workflow in a routine diagnostic laboratory"

Description: Acrion System is capable of identifying both bacteria and yeast directly from positive blood cultures with significantly faster workflow than currently available in normal routine. This is achieved while retaining the high-quality performance and even introducing a novel layer of differentiating accuracy.


• Professor Hilpi Rautelin

Uppsala University

Dept Medical Sciences

• Professor François Vandenesch

Hopital de la Croix Rousse

Institut des Agents Infectieux

*Pending relevant regulatory approvals and clearances. Not yet for use in diagnostic procedures, and not for sale in the U.S.

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