Every year, around 11 million people die of sepsis.

It’s estimated that 50 million people are affected by sepsis each year.1

If we talk about only the US, just to give you the scale of the problem: sepsis kills more people than lung cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer together, accounting for around 250,000 deaths per year in the US.2,3

What is sepsis?

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Sepsis is also known as bacteremia, septicemia or blood poisoning. 

Septic shock is a subset of sepsis in which profound circulatory, cellular and metabolic abnormalities are associated with a greater risk of mortality than with sepsis alone. 


Sepsis is common

Anyone with an infection can develop sepsis, but the elderly, infants, and those with certain pre-existing medical conditions have greater risk4,5

Sepsis is deadly

20% of deaths worldwide are sepsis-related.1 Patient survival decreases by 〜8% with each hour of delay before treatment6

Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment is vital

The “golden hour” - Guidelines call for sepsis to be treated within one hour of sepsis/septic shock onset7

What is Roche's response to sepsis emergency?


The Roche sepsis biomarker panel helps personalize your sepsis patient management by providing reliable real-time clinical decision support data about the source of a suspected infection, disease severity & progression, and response to treatment. 


Digital collaborations

Graffiti is a Virtual Collaborator that assists clinicians in their critical thinking through innovative data access and communication. Ask for the data you need, when you need it, using conversational voice or text.


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  2. Rhee C, et al. JAMA 2017; 318(13):1241-1249

  3. Vogel T R, et al. Ann Surg 2010; 252:1065-1071

  4. Singer M, et al. JAMA 2016; 315(8):801-810

  5. Hall M J, et al. NCHS Data Brief 2011; 62:1-8

  6. Kumar A, et al. Crit Care Med 2006; 34(6): 1589-1596

  7. Rhodes A, et al. Intensive Care Med 2017; 43(3):304-377