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Winter 2019 Newsletter

The new year is off to a chilly start in Michigan! Polar Vortex 2019 brought record low temperatures, several inches of snow, and lots of slippery ice. Schools, businesses, and even the state government closed due to the weather, but TransPharm only shut down for 4 hours during the two weeks of Arctic conditions. We are committed to being available for our clients regardless of Mother Nature’s plans!

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Fall 2018 Newsletter

TransPharm hit a major milestone in September! We have now performed over one thousand preclinical studies since opening in 2008. The team will be celebrating by going out to lunch at a local restaurant.

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

We’re not mousing around…TransPharm now has a blog! Stay up-to-date on the latest in microbiology, infectious disease, and antimicrobial resistance with original posts from our in-house scientific writer.

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Although TransPharm is best known for our animal models of infectious disease, we have recently had more requests for our in vitro services. We’d like to take this chance to remind you of what we have to offer outside the vivarium. Our team has experience performing a range of antimicrobial susceptibility testing, including time-kill kinetics assays, checkerboard analyses, minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) testing, and multiple methods of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) testing. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation or to request a free, no-obligation quote!

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

The Super Bowl may be over, but our team is always training to compete against Super Bugs! Super bugs, or multi-drug resistant bacteria, are bacteria that cannot be killed using two or more antibiotics. Any species of bacteria can become a super bug, and misusing antibiotics is the leading factor contributing to this growing problem. A 2015 White House Report identified several super bug threats, many of which we use in our research here at TransPharm. We have validated studies using carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Acinetobacter, and many other super bugs. Have a question about which pathogens and models we specialize in? Contact us at your convenience. There are no half-time shows here; we work around the clock to complete studies for our fans. We don’t have turf or a stadium, but we pride ourselves on being champions in our field for the past 10 years. Several of our clients have published data on novel therapeutics to combat super bugs, and we think that’s something worth cheering for.

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