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Luminex got the nod for a qualitative test used to simultaneously detect and identify nucleic acids from respiratory viruses and bacteria.

The LRT BAL panel detects a wide spectrum of clinically relevant causative agents, such as atypical pathogens and antibiotic resistance markers.

The company also said that it expects a clearance decision from US regulators in the near term on a lower respiratory tract infection test that runs on its Unyvero system.

The German molecular diagnostics firm is preparing for its merger with US-based OpGen, which is slated to close in the first quarter of next year.

The company continues to move toward its planned merger with German diagnostics firm Curetis, which is expected to close early next year.

News items for the week of Oct. 28, 2019.

OpGen said it intends to use the proceeds of the offering to complete its acquisition of German molecular diagnostics firm Curetis, among other things.

Companies in the AMR space have met resistance from investors and clinicians as a result of conflicting hospital priorities and perceived technology shortcomings.

The proceeds from the sale will go toward the planned acquisition of Curetis and to support the ongoing submission of its technology to US regulators.

The German diagnostics firm recently signed an agreement to be acquired by US-based OpGen in a transaction that is slated to close in early 2020.

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