T2 Biosystems Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for the T2Lyme Panel
“We are pleased with the FDA’s decision to grant Breakthrough Device Designation for the
Currently, there are no sensitive FDA-cleared diagnostic tests for the detection of early Lyme disease. Laboratory diagnosis of Lyme disease has traditionally used a two-tier process of enzyme immunoassay and western blot for detecting the presence of antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi in a patient’s blood. Antibodies are specific proteins produced by the body in response to an infection. In the case of Lyme disease, antibodies can take several weeks to develop, so patients may test negative using current FDA-cleared diagnostics if a patient has been recently infected.
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Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia pathogens and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. It is considered the most common vector borne illness in the Northern Hemisphere. Borrelia burgdorferi is most commonly associated with Lyme disease in
The FDA Breakthrough Devices Program is a voluntary program for certain medical devices and device-led combination products that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions. It is available for devices and device-led combination products which are subject to review under a premarket approval application (PMA), premarket notification (510(k)), or De Novo classification request (De Novo request). This program is intended to help patients have more timely access to these medical devices by expediting their development, assessment, and review, while preserving the statutory standards for PMA approval, 510(k) clearance, and De Novo marketing authorization, consistent with the FDA’s mission to protect and promote public health.
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Source: T2 Biosystems, Inc.