The Medical Device Approach to Preventing Hospital Acquired Superbugs

The prevention of hospital "Superbug" infections addressed at next annual industry summit on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - "Superbugs & Superdrugs USA 2017"
By: SMi Group
ISELIN, N.J. - June 29, 2017 - PRLog -- SMi Group are delighted to have N8 Medical present on methods in preventing hospital acquired infections (HAIs) at the next North American annual meeting on Superbugs & Superdrugs when it returns to New Jersey this fall.

The fungus, Candida Auris, is a deadly multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen which can be spread through humans and medical equipment. It is difficult to identify with standard laboratory technology which can cause a delay in detection and the potential of an outbreak.

N8 Medical is a development-stage company focused upon commercializing antimicrobial medical devices to address the multibillion dollar public health and economic burden associated with HAIs. According to N8 Medical, 1.7 million HAIs occur annually, 70% of which are related to the use of indwelling hospital equipment.

With recent reports on the rise of deadly superbugs slowly infiltrating U.S. hospitals, the talk by CEO, Carl Genberg, will discuss common breeding grounds and solutions in preventing bacterial and fungal colonization through the coating of medical devices with innate immune synthetic molecules.

Other notable speakers on the agenda will include representatives from: BARDA, CARB-X, Pfizer, MedImmune, Visterra, Contrafect and Merck.

The detailed program and full speaker line-up is available at

Superbugs & Superdrugs USA
13th & 14th Nov 2017
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey, USA
Sponsored by Merck and Soligenix, Inc.

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