NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Curetis announced today that it has signed a deal making Beijing Clear Biotech the exclusive distributor of its Unyvero molecular testing system in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The deal also includes the Unyvero P55 cartridge for the detection of non-viral pneumonia pathogens and drug-resistant bacteria, as well as the i60 ITI cartridge for the detection of implant and tissue infections.

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