Addressing One of Healthcare’s Largest Problems

The rapid emergence of resistant bacteria is endangering the efficacy of antibiotics, thus causing a serious threat to global health care.

Each year in the US alone, at least 2 million people become infected with drug-resistant bacteria, and 23,000 people die as a direct result.

ArcDia’s mariAST® is the most promising diagnostic platform to tackle antibiotic resistance. It is rapid, easy-to-use and cost-effective. mariAST allows near-patient analysis directly from clinical samples without isolation of the bacteria strain.

ArcDia’s mariAST® is based on ArcDia’s mariPOC® field-proven test system. The mariPOC® product line for multianalyte testing of acute infections covers viruses and bacteria for the most common respiratory infections and for gastroenteritis.

Watch mariAST video at Youtube, Tudou

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“The automated test system mariPOC® enables the detection of 8 respiratory viruses in 2 hours with minimal sample processing and covers viruses for which there are little or no other rapid antigen test available.”


The true solution for rapid diagnostics of acute infections