Curetis develops medical advisory board to offer guidance on clinical microbiology

Curetis N.V. announces the development of its own medical advisory board, which will offer guidance on clinical microbiology.

Curetis N.V. has developed a medical advisory board, which will consist of four experts who are leaders in their fields.

The company is a developer of molecular diagnostic solutions that are used in syndromic infectious disease testing. The four leading experts that will be sitting on the board are professors Mathias Pletz, Jean-Louis Vincent and Robin Patel, along with Reno Frei, former head of the Division of Clinical Microbiology for the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland.

“We are very proud to have won these outstanding, seasoned experts for our medical advisory board,” Dr. Anne Thews, medical director of Curetis, said. “They combine tremendous experience in the areas of severe infectious diseases including sepsis and prosthetic joint infections, in critical care, clinical microbiology and further relevant areas. All of them have been working with Curetis over the past couple of years in various roles and functions, in particular in clinical evaluations and studies for our Unyvero product line, such as the ongoing U.S. study to support product clearance for our LRT55 lower respiratory tract application by the FDA.”

The board will meet multiple times a year. Members will offer guidance to the company regarding issues and trends related to clinical microbiology.

“As rising antibiotic resistance has become an enormous threat for modern medicine, we as critical care clinicians demand faster pathogen identification and resistance detection in order to optimize our treatment for each patient,” Vincent, of Brussels’s Hôpital Universitaire Erasme, said. “Modern, patient-near molecular testing solutions like the Unyvero System have the potential to significantly improve patient care. Therefore, I am pleased to contribute my 30 years of experience in this field to help further expand the Unyvero solution.”

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