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UMC partners to test a staph bacteria detector

November 09, 2010
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JACKSON, MS — The state''s largest medical facility and research center entered a partnership with a California company to test new technology that would speed up the detection of the deadly bacteria, according to WLBT-TV.
University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) researchers have entered a partnership to do clinical testing of new technology that developers QuantaLife say will cut down on the time it takes to identify the strain and treat the patient, the article stated.
"This is really important for Mississippi and really important for our medical center," said UMC Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. John Hall.
According to the article, QuantaLife entered a five year $1.2 million dollar agreement with UMC to test the bio tech company''s prototype device.
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