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Gradientech: Gunnar Kahlmeter, Jeffrey Bender, Holger Rhode

Swedish diagnostics company Gradientech has appointed Gunnar Kahlmeter, Jeffrey Bender, and Holger Rhode to its scientific advisory board. Kahlmeter is an expert in antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial susceptibility testing and chaired the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, EUCAST, for more than a decade. He is also former president of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and currently leads the EUCAST Development Laboratory and National Reference Laboratory on phenotypic susceptibility testing.

Bender is an infection disease physician and medical microbiologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, while Rhode is a senor physician and deputy head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology, Virology, and Hygiene at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorg.