Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has partnered with Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (GOCC), a non-governmental non-profit organisation, to combat sepsis in Poland.

Under the partnership, BD and the Poland-based GOCC will broaden access to advanced testing for bloodstream infections (BSIs).

Both entities will also support sepsis management at over 150 hospitals and clinics in the country.

As per the GOCC programme, modern BD microbiology equipment like the BD Bruker MALDI Biotyper sirius IVD System for microorganism identification will be installed across Poland.

The initiative also includes the BD Phoenix M50 Systems for automated bacterial identification and drug-susceptibility testing of microorganisms.

BD said that the tools will enable clinicians to quickly and accurately make important decisions on patient care.

BD vice president and integrated diagnostic solutions Europe/Middle East/Africa general manager Davide Visentin said: “This broad deployment aligns with BD’s commitment to help advance access and health equity and it also supports the mission of GOCC to improve health care in Poland by making medical services more modern and accessible.

“Advanced microbial detection in more locations enables quicker diagnosis of bloodstream infections. We can identify the bug and the drug to help inform appropriate antimicrobial treatment. For patients with sepsis, every hour is critical.”

The BD Phoenix M50 and the BD Bruker MALDI Biotyper equipment are key parts of the integrated BD BSI Solution.

Both offerings are designed to provide a sample collection to results reporting process to assist in the identification and management of BSIs and sepsis.

The BD Bruker MALDI IVD System uses matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry to identify microorganisms.

On the other hand, the BD Phoenix M50 System gives clinicians fast and precise findings for the identification and susceptibility of clinically relevant organisms.

Registered under Polish law, GOCC is a public benefit organisation which aims to enhance public healthcare in Poland by purchasing advanced equipment for hospitals and clinics.

The group currently runs eight nationwide medical programmes to transform medicine and raise awareness among young citizens.