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Opticul Diagnostics

9700 Great Seneca Highway
Rockville, MD 20850, US

Category: Diagnostic/Imaging

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An innovative Israeli company has just launched a new office in the Shady Grove Innovation Center in Montgomery County, with ties to the University of Maryland Department of Microbiology & Immunology. The company, OptiCul Diagnostics, a medical diagnostic device company established in early 2008, employs innovative spectroscopic methods to quickly and accurately identify bacteria in body samples in a point-of-care setting. The goal of their being in the States – to conduct clinical trials and get FDA approval for their first product, StrepSense, a rapid test for detecting Streptococcus A in patients suffering from a sore throat, and to complete work on a second product, a quick test to determine if patients entering a hospital are carrying Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).