Check-Points appoints BD as partner for Check-Points' BD MAX CPE assays outside of the United States and the Netherlands

As of 1 August 2016 the two CE-IVD assays listed below will be available through BD outside of the United States.
Please note that Check-Direct ESBL Screen for BD MAXTM (Check-Points catalog number 18-0066) will be available directly through Check-Points as of 1 August 2016.

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Check-Points Health’s rapid “superbug” screening assay demonstrates high accuracy in Belgian multicenter evaluation

Wageningen, The Netherlands, March 16, 2015 – Check-Points Health B.V. today announced new data from a Belgian clinical multicenter study1 demonstrating that its Check-Direct CPE assay is 100% sensitive in identifying patients colonized with so called “superbugs”. Such rapidly emerging bacteria, named carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae or CPE, threaten to seriously u...

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Check-Points Health’s microarray assay finds more antibiotic resistance genes than conventional molecular techniques, recent study shows

Wageningen, The Netherlands, February 9, 2015 – Within a period of just three years carbapenem resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae has nearly doubled in the EU from 4.6% in 2010 to 8.3% in 2013 according to a press release issued last November by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)1. Check-Points Health B.V. today releases data demonstrating how one...

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Bergman Diagnostika AS new distributor in Norway

We are very pleased to announce that Bergman Diagnostika AS is our new distributor in Norway.

For more information, please contact:

Bergman Diagnostika AS
Phone: + 47 63 83 57 50

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New: Check-MDR CT103 XL

The Check-MDR CT103 XL is the most comprehensive CE-IVD assay for molecular beta-lactamase testing. Building on the Check-MDR CT103, the Check-MDR CT103 XL allows for an even broader analysis of beta-lactamases in Enterobacteriaceae as well as non-fermenters.

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Webinar: Laboratory Detection of Carbapenem-Resistant Organisms

Thursday April 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT / 18:00 - 19:00 CEST

Laboratory detection of carbapenem resistant organisms – the emerging role of molecular assaysto define carbapenemase producers

Presented by Prof. Neil Woodford, Head of Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections Reference Unit (AMRHAI), Public Health England

Acquired carba...

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Check-Direct CPE now for Rotor-Gene Q and LightCycler® 480 II

The Check-Direct CPE, our real-time PCR kit for detection of carbapenemases, is now compatible with two further real-time PCR systems.

The validated platforms currently include:

  • ABI 7500
  • CFX96TM
  • LightCycler® 480 I&II
  • Rotor-Gene Q


The assay can be performed directly from rectal or perianal ...

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New: Real-Time detection of carbapenemases and ESBLs

We are pleased to announce the launch of Check-MDR Carba and Check-MDR ESBL - our first products based on a Real-Time detection platform.

Features & Benefits:

  • One accurate test for all clinically prevalent types
  • Objective results in 4.5 hours
  • Use in your Real-Time labflow

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Symposium: Molecular detection of ESBL and carbapenemases

When: Tuesday 13 March 2012, 12:00-18:15 with closing dinner

Venue: Grand Hotel Karel V, Geertebolwerk 1, 3511XA Utrecht

 Symposium title: Molecular detection of ESBL and carbapenemases: now and in the future


Final program:

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Combat drug resistance - no action today, no cure tomorrow

Today the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the launch of a six point policy package with the aim of setting a global direction for the management of the growing antibiotic resistance threat.

The initiative is a part of the campaign “Combat Drug Resistance – no action today, no cure tomorrow” which is the theme of this year’s edition of World Health Day.

With the eme...

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Check-Points at the Scientific Spring Meeting of the Dutch Microbiological Societies,18-20 April

Meet us at booth 36 and learn more about our latest solutions for the detection of Gram-negative antibiotic resistance.

The scientific spring meeting is an annual event of the two Dutch Microbiological Societies, the NVvM and the NVMM. This year the NVvM will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Location: Papendal Hotel en Conference Centre, Arnhem, The Netherlands

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Is ESBL in poultry linked to ESBL in humans?

A team of Dutch researchers set out to investigate if there is a connection between the ESBL poultry and the ESBL observed in humans by analyzing human and poultry samples as well as raw chicken meat from a number of supermarkets. The Check-Points array was used to confirm suspected ESBLs. Based on the results from the microarray relevant genes could be further analyzed using PCR and sequencing...

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Evaluation of Check-MDR CT102 published in Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Detection of carbapenemases based on susceptibility testing is complicated by the fact that bacteria carrying carbapenemases sometimes do not appear to be resistant to carbapenemases. This is especially true for OXA-48. The consequences may be that the appropriate treatment is not administered and that proper infection control measures are not implemented.

Using a molecular test to pinp...

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