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Company News: Curetis to Present Clinical Unyvero™ Data at ECCMID 2013 in Berlin

Company to host medical symposium on molecular antibiotic resistance testing in standard care

Curetis AG today announced the presentation of top-line clinical data from various European cohorts and performance evaluation studies of the Unyvero™ System and the Unyvero™ P50 pneumonia cartridge at the European Conference of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) 2013 in Berlin. Data from the analysis of more than 1,000 patient samples and case reports will be presented in the poster session “Molecular diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia” on Monday, April 29, from 12:30-1:30pm.*

As an ECCMID silver sponsor, Curetis will also host a medical symposium on Saturday, April 27 (1:30-3:30pm) in Hall B (P.32). The symposium entitled “Does molecular antibiotic resistance testing improve diagnostics and standard of care?” will be chaired by Professors Carl-Erik Nord and Christian G. Giske (both Stockholm/Sweden). Featured presentations will be “Genotypes and phenotypes of emerging resistance” (Prof. David Livermore, Norwich/UK) and “Correlation between genotypes and phenotypes: clinical implications” (Prof. Gian Maria Rossolini, Siena/Italy). The session will conclude with the discussion of case studies in pneumonia (Prof. Antonio Torres, Barcelona/Spain, Prof. Eiman Mokaddas, Kuwait) and implant & tissue infection (Prof. Andrej Trampuz, Berlin/Germany and Prof. Olivier Borens, Lausanne/Switzerland).

Curetis will be exhibiting its CE-marked Unyvero™ System at booth no. 323 in hall 15. Several international distribution partners of Curetis will also attend ECCMID.


*Abstract Nr. 2360: M. Klein et al., First clinical validation of a rapid molecular test (Unyvero™ P50 Pneumonia Application) detecting microorganisms and antibiotic resistances in patients suspected with severe pneumonia.

Company News: Curetis AG to Present Its Unyvero™ System for Pneumonia Diagnostics

– Demonstration supported by symposium on bacterial pneumonia and emerging antibiotic resistance at the 22nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) –

Curetis AG, an innovative molecular diagnostics company focusing on the development and commercialization of in-vitro diagnostic products for infectious diseases, today announced the presentation of its Unyvero™ System and the Unyvero™ P50 Pneumonia Cartridge during the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in London.

The showcasing will be accompanied by the Curetis-sponsored Integrated Symposium “Bacterial Pneumonia and Emerging Antibiotic Resistance”, which will focus on pneumonia-causing pathogens, their respective antibiotic resistances, and the relevance of multiplexed molecular diagnostic testing. The event will be chaired by clinical microbiologist and molecular diagnostics specialist Prof. Christine Ginocchio (North Shore-LIJ Health System School of Medicine, New York), and Prof. Keith Klugman (Emory University, Atlanta), the world’s premier expert on antibiotic resistance among pneumococcal bacteria.

The Unyvero System is a versatile hardware platform for the detection of a broad panel of bacteria and antibiotic resistances from a single sample in one run. It processes a disposable cartridge providing the necessary reagents to complete the analysis from sample to report. The Unyvero™ P50 Cartridge is the first cartridge developed by Curetis AG and focuses on pathogen as well as antibiotic resistance testing for pneumonia. Each cartridge handles one patient sample and simultaneously analyzes 39 DNA targets. Results are available within less than 4 hours.