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Company News: Curetis and Mediphos to Sponsor Expert Discussion on the Future of Infectious Diseases Testing

Satellite symposium will be held during the 8th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD)

Presentation of Curetis´ Unyvero™ system by distribution partner Mediphos

Curetis AG today announced it will host the satellite symposium “Molecular microbiology – the future of infectious diseases testing?” together with its Dutch distribution partner Mediphos Medical Supplies during the upcoming 8th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD). The EMDD will be held from October 2 – 4, 2013, in Scheveningen, The Netherlands.

The symposium, which is scheduled for Oct. 2 from 8:30-10am (Adama Zijlstra Rooms 1 & 2), will be chaired by Prof. Paul Savelkoul (Maastricht University, The Netherlands) and Dr. Anne Thews (Curetis, Germany). Following an overview on the expectations for the future of molecular biology by Prof. Savekoul, three lectures will discuss challenges and applications: Dr. Eric Claas (LUMC Leiden, the Netherlands) is to talk about “Benefits and challenges of molecular testing in infectious diseases”. Dr. Jan Weile (Heart and Diabetes Center Bad Oeynhausen, Germany) will present “First clinical experience with the Unyvero™ P50 Pneumonia Application” and Dr. Anne Thews (Medical Director, Curetis AG) is going to discuss “Implant and tissue infections – a need for multiplexed testing?”. The subsequent panel discussion will focus on the question whether fast molecular infectious disease testing will improve patient outcome.

In addition, Mediphos Medical Supplies, the exclusive distribution partner of Curetis for The Netherlands, will present Curetis´ Unyvero™ System during the EMMD.

Company News: Curetis AG Chooses Mediphos as Exclusive Distribution Partner for the Netherlands

– Partners prepare market launch and clinical evaluation project –

Holzgerlingen, Germany, September 26, 2012 — Curetis AG today announced that Curetis and Mediphos have closed an exclusive distribution agreement for the Netherlands. Mediphos is an experienced independent distributor with a clear focus on molecular diagnostics and an emphasis on microbiology-based applications.

Under the agreement, both companies will prepare the market roll-out of Curetis´ Unyvero™ Solution and the Unyvero™ P50 Pneumonia Application. Moreover, Mediphos will be responsible for a clinical evaluation project in the Netherlands and will present the Unyvero Solution™ at the autumn meeting of the National Microbiology Association (NVVM) on November 15, 2012.

The Dutch target market for the Unyvero™ Solution covers approximately 40 hospitals (both university and large general hospitals). Significant market research has been jointly conducted by the partners to define a clear-cut execution strategy. Positive feedback from clinical opinion leaders and major hospitals has led to a two-pronged approach: while all target hospitals will be approached in parallel, the first Unyvero™ instrument system will be placed at one of the country’s leading university hospitals where a clinical evaluation by clinical opinion leaders will be initiated right away.