Unprecedented sepsis diagnostic accuracy

Reading the immune system to diagnose infections

Actionable information with a rapid turnaround

Sepsis: Time Matters

Sepsis (a complication of some infections) is associated with half of all in-hospital deaths, and is the single most expensive diagnosis nationally ($24 billion). Medicare compliance requires hospitals to treat sepsis within 3 hours of onset, but there is no rapid gold standard diagnostic, so physicians largely guess at presence and severity of infection. Blood cultures, which may take 24-48 hours to return, only turn positive in ~30% of all patients with infections, and so are not effective for ruling out infections.

Inflammatix: A New Type of Diagnostic

Inflammatix (pronounced in-flah-MATT-iks) has a breakthrough solution: we ‘read’ the immune system to determine the presence, type (bacterial/viral) and severity of infection. The technique works by measuring the expression levels of several host immune genes, and then applying proprietary Inflammatix algorithms to produce clinically actionable results. The test will provide results much faster than standard measures (<60 minutes). The Inflammatix gene sets have been extensively validated (24 validation cohorts, >1000 patients) and published in top-tier medical journals.

Press Coverage

Do You Really Need Antibiotics? This Test Can Tell

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Interview with Tim Sweeney, MD, PhD, Co-Founder of Inflammatix

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“For someone with an infectious disease, the ability to distinguish between a viral and a bacterial cause would be game-changing.”

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