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ACM Global Laboratories Unveils New Testing Services for Infectious Disease Trials at IDWEEK 2018

Clinical Trials Testing for Sponsors and CROs Involved in Infectious Disease Research

ACM Global Laboratories, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health and one of the largest independent central labs in the industry specializing in high-quality central laboratory testing, toxicology and diagnostic lab services, today announced a new therapeutic service offering to support the specific testing needs of infectious disease clinical trials. ACM’s Smarter Testing™ for ID (Infectious Disease) brings together key elements to optimize clinical trial outcomes for infectious disease research, including a full-service central microbiology laboratory, an in-house staff of microbiologists and molecular diagnostic experts and a consultative approach to designing and developing solutions for virtually any clinical trial involving infectious diseases.

ACM has developed Smarter Testing for ID to deliver a unique service offering for clients conducting infectious disease research. Smarter Testing for ID is an extension of the company’s Smarter Testing consultative approach, which advocates working with sponsors and CROs to identify their endpoints and collaborate to find the optimal laboratory testing for their study.

The Smarter Testing for ID includes four key elements:

  • A full-service central microbiology laboratory with the capacity and capabilities of a large, independent global central laboratory. ACM optimizes the yield of microbiologic cultures at every stage, from pre-analytical sample collection and handling to lab analysis and post-analytical reporting. Our team is able to design and develop solutions for virtually any clinical trial involving infectious diseases, aided by our microbiology laboratory.
  • Access to microbiology experts with decades of experience. We have more than 40 years of experience and 550 laboratory professionals, enabling us to efficiently manage and provide expert analysis for your clinical trial research programs. Our expert staff includes an American Board of Medical Microbiology-certified Director of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics; a staff of flow cytometry specialists; and a team of board-certified pathologists and dedicated project managers. Our longstanding affiliation with Rochester Regional Health means we are also a sizeable diagnostic lab, with outstanding knowledge of the complete analytical cycle of clinical microbiology.
  • Continuous commitment to state-of-the-art microbiology and molecular diagnostic services. ACM is at the forefront of many technological advances, offering state-of-the-art microbiology and molecular diagnostic services worldwide. We perform bacterial and yeast identifications using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry, which can shorten the identification process of hundreds of different bacteria and yeast to mere hours. This is a dramatic improvement compared to the multiple days required with more traditional biochemical techniques. We also set up customized susceptibility testing for the sponsor’s antibiotic, and any other comparator antibiotics, as required. Our laboratory can also perform molecular analysis of isolates.
  • A Smarter Testing approach. Clients choose ACM for the knowledge and experience in not only selecting the right tests, but also for our capacity to move their specimens through the process quickly and efficiently without impacting the data. Working with an American Board of Medical Microbiology-certified Director of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, ACM’s microbiological service experts help tailor the testing according to the study endpoints, ensuring the most appropriate and cost-effective tests are chosen for the desired outcome and that critical trial milestones are feasible.

For more information on ACM's Smarter Testing for ID services schedule a meeting with us at IDWeek - Meet Us at the Show, or stop by Booth #439 at the conference or connect with us - Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About ACM Global Laboratories

ACM Global Laboratories, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health, is one of the largest global independent central labs in the industry. ACM is CAP and SAMHSA certified. The company delivers high-quality laboratory testing and diagnostic lab services in support of both clinical trials research, toxicology and individual patient care. ACM provides a powerful combination of operational excellence, scientific expertise, and unsurpassed global service to customers in more than 65 countries. ACM performs more than 30 million laboratory tests each year—spanning all medical disciplines including pathology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, toxicology, and more. For more information, visit or call +1 866 405 0400.

About Rochester Regional Health

Rochester Regional Health is an integrated health services organization serving the people of Western New York, the Finger Lakes and beyond. The system includes five hospitals; primary and specialty practices, rehabilitation centers, ambulatory campuses and immediate care facilities; innovative senior services, facilities and independent housing; a wide range of behavioral health services; and Rochester Regional Health Laboratories and ACM Global Laboratories, a global leader in patient and clinical trials. Rochester Regional Health is the region’s second largest employer. Learn more at

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