A huge problem
Every 3 seconds, someone dies of sepsis.
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputation, or death.*
Sepsis is the leading cause of death in hospitals.
Sepsis accounts for up to 49 million cases and 11 million deaths worldwide, annually.*
Blood culture contamination causes high false-positive rates.
Diagnosis through blood collection is the gold standard, but current collection devices do not divert contaminated blood. Current non-diversion techniques are proven to increase the chance of high false-positive rates, leading to misdiagnoses.
In the U.S., 40% of culture-positive cases are false-positives.
1.2M blood culture-positive cases are false-positives due to contamination*, resulting in $8.3 billion of wasted spending in the U.S. healthcare system.*
1 in 5 patients are re-admitted.
20% of patients are re-admitted within 30 days of sepsis discharge.*