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Streck will sponsor an industry & science showcase presented by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research at American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2017 in New Orleans.

Capt. Amanda Lee Roth, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM, will give a presentation titled, “Characterizing antibiotic-resistant infections: Molecular diagnostic solutions to improve soldier and world health.” Dr. Roth is the Chief of Integrated Diagnostics, Multidrug-resistant organism Repository and Surveillance Network, Bacterial Diseases Branch, at Walter Reed. Her presentation will be held on Sunday, June 4, from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the Industry & Science Showcase Theater A at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in the Exhibit Hall.

This presentation will focus on the medical decision-making challenges that multidrug-resistant organisms present to Department of Defense personnel. Dr. Roth will also discuss the capability of the Multidrug-resistant organism Repository and Surveillance Network at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to respond to these infections and the utility of the Streck ARM-D® Kits for identification of these organisms at clinical institutions. Data collected during this ampC surveillance project, funded by the Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, will demonstrate the utility of the ARM-D Kits for improved identification of ampC ?-Lactamases.

Matthew Sobansky, Ph.D., Streck R&D Senior Scientist, will also present a poster at ASM Microbe 2017 titled, “Development of accurate and reliable full-process controls that mimic patient samples for molecular diagnostic testing,” on Saturday, June 3, from 12:15-2:15 p.m. at poster board number 76.

Visit Streck booth #2217 June 2-4 at ASM Microbe 2017. Find more information about the conference at www.asm.org.

About Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is the largest and most diverse biomedical research laboratory in the Department of Defense. The main facility, the Daniel K. Inouye building, is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Other laboratory and clinical facilities carry out research in Asia, Africa, and Europe through cooperative partnerships with host governments and militaries through the US State Department. Their greatest resources are the dedicated scientists, technicians, and support personnel who make up the core of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research today. For more information, visit
www.wrair.army.mil/.

About Streck, Inc.
Established in 1971, Streck develops and manufactures products for clinical and research laboratories. Streck’s passion for innovation, quality and service has allowed the organization to become a world leader in the development of quality control and diagnostic products that help laboratories ensure accurate and timely results for patients. Streck offers the industry’s leading automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate instrument and is a worldwide supplier of blood collection tubes that standardize methods for sample collection, stabilization and transportation. Expanding product lines include flow cytometry, body fluids and urinalysis with emerging products being developed for the burgeoning field of molecular diagnostics. For more information, visit www.streck.com.

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