NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – OpGen announced today that it has signed a supply agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific to combine its Acuitas Rapid Test for Pathogen ID with Thermo Fisher's real-time PCR solutions.

The deal is intended to help support the commercialization of OpGen's rapid molecular products and informatics system to help combat multidrug-resistant infections, the company said. Combining genomic analysis with bioinformatics can help healthcare providers efficiently and accurately identify bacterial antibiotic susceptibility, it added.

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