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


4/17/2013 9:38:55 AM

Holzgerlingen, Germany, April 17, 2013 -- 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.*

Holzgerlingen, Germany, April 17, 2013 -- 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.*

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.

About the Unyvero™ System

The CE-marked 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 result. The platform enables the DNA-based testing of all clinically relevant samples in a fully automated, unsupervised analysis process requiring only few, quick manual preparation steps. The analysis thus can be performed with minimal operator time and without the need of skilled staff or special infrastructure.

Thereby, clinically relevant information is available within about four hours to support an informed therapy decision as early as possible.

The first CE-marked Unyvero™ Cartridge, Unyvero™ P50, focuses on pneumonia testing and simultaneously analyses 39 DNA targets. The second Unyvero™ application for implant & tissue infections is already in product development. Cartridges for additional indications, such as blood stream infections and tuberculosis, are in preparation. About Curetis AG Founded in 2007, Curetis AG is a molecular diagnostics company which focuses on the development and commercialization of reliable, fast and cost-effective products for diagnosing severe infectious diseases. The diagnostic solutions of Curetis AG will enable rapid multiparameter pathogen and antibiotic resistance detection in only a few hours, a process that today can take up to days or even weeks with other techniques.

To date, Curetis has raised total funds of over € 36.6 million (~ USD 50 million). The company is based in Holzgerlingen near Stuttgart, Germany. Curetis has signed collaboration agreements with Heraeus Medical, Sanofi Pasteur and Cempra Inc. as well as several international distribution agreements.

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Curetis AG

Max-Eyth-Str. 42

71088 Holzgerlingen, Germany

Tel. +49 (0) 7031 49195-10

pr@curetis.com

www.curetis.com

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Tel. +49 40 88 16 59 64

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