Cory Renauer
Value, research analyst, biotech, small-cap

Nanosphere: There's Gold In Its Diagnostic Tools

Nanosphere (NASDAQ:NSPH) is a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of a multiplex molecular diagnostic platform based on gold nanoparticles. The Verigene System is small enough to fit on a benchtop, yet it is able to quickly perform a wide variety of tests simultaneously with a single sample. Hospital staff only need a few minutes to feed it a patient sample, and within about two and a half hours it generates the results physicians need to make critical decisions.

The quick and the dead

Sepsis, or septicemia, refers to life-threatening bloodstream infections that are caused by more than a variety of microorganisms. According to the CDC, in 2008, about 1.14 million patients were diagnosed with septicemia, up 84% from...

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