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T2MR Technology

Revolutionary diagnostics with detection of molecular targets directly from whole blood

T2MR® technology powers all of the diagnostic innovations at T2 Biosystems. T2MR is a diagnostic detection method utilizing miniaturized magnetic resonance technology which measures how water molecules react in the presence of magnetic fields. Over 200 studies published in peer-reviewed journals have featured T2MR in a breadth of applications, including direct detection and measurement in targets such as whole blood, plasma, serum, saliva, sputum, and urine.

Time and labor savings in the lab

T2MR is the first and only detection technology that can quickly and accurately identify molecular targets within patient samples without the need for purification or extraction of target molecules from the sample. T2MR eliminates these time- and labor-intensive steps. The T2MR diagnostic signal is not compromised or disrupted by the sample background, even for highly complex sample backgrounds present in blood from patients suspected of having sepsis.

Thousandfold increase in detection sensitivity

The number of cells required for blood culture positivity is typically in the range of 10,000 to 1,000,000 CFUs/mL. This is more than a thousandfold increase in the number of cells required for T2MR detection direct from whole blood. The T2MR-powered T2Dx® Instrument can detect organisms as low as 1 CFU/mL, enabling it to be the only FDA-cleared technology that can detect low levels of pathogens in whole blood.

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The Journal of the American Medical Association highlights the impact of T2MR technology in diagnosing infections.