dvm360 product report: Patient-side UTI test, franchise opportunity, sterilizer improvements
Heres our regular rundown of new and noteworthy veterinary products.
Test & Treat
Point-of-care UTI test
Test & Treat's U-Treat diagnostic product is designed to change how veterinarians approach suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) in dogs and cats. This patient-side test identifies the presence of UTI and the best antibiotics to treat the condition, with results available in minutes. This means veterinarians will no longer have to treat empirically while the urine sample is sent to an external laboratory or risk delaying treatment until results are received. With increasing concern over antimicrobial resistance, the test can also help vets deliver treatment in line with best practices. In clinical evaluations, U-Treat demonstrated high levels of sensitivity (97.1%) and specificity (92%) compared with reference lab results. The first part of the two-part test detects the presence of a urinary infection. The second part looks at antibiotic susceptibility, rapidly showing the best choice of antibiotic, as well as identifying those that won't work due to antimicrobial resistance. The tests can be run independently of each other and are simple to carry out. The product is being distributed in the U.S. by MicroVet Diagnostics.
To learn more, visit microvetdiagnostics.com.
Franchise opportunity featuring new clinic concept
PetWellClinic has launched a veterinary franchise system focused on delivering its veterinary service model to cities across the country. Currently operating multiple company affiliates in East Tennessee, PetWellClinic plans to disrupt the veterinary industry fundamentally by reconfiguring how essential veterinary care is provided. This market-tested formula provides essential preventive and wellness care along with treatment for minor ailments. PetWellClinic also equips veterinarians-its target franchisees-with the tools and resources to develop into successful, independent business owners. PetWellClinic focuses on addressing the needs of both pet owners and veterinarians who are hungry to grow through its company values of community, kindness, growth, openness and service.
To learn more, call (865) 696-5381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates to steam sterilizers
Midmark has updated the Midmark M9 and M11 Steam Sterilizers, a line of tabletop sterilizers designed to be safe and dependable. The stainless-steel construction and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certification of these sterilizers help ensure control of infection and long-lasting reliability. The sterilizers feature improved drying capabilities and an on-edge pouch rack. They are easier to service and available in a new modern color. The optional printer accessory has been updated for simpler, immediate documentation.
To learn more, visit midmark.com.