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The company also said that it expects a clearance decision from US regulators in the near term on a lower respiratory tract infection test that runs on its Unyvero system.

The German molecular diagnostics firm is preparing for its merger with US-based OpGen, which is slated to close in the first quarter of next year.

The company continues to move toward its planned merger with German diagnostics firm Curetis, which is expected to close early next year.

OpGen said it intends to use the proceeds of the offering to complete its acquisition of German molecular diagnostics firm Curetis, among other things.

The proceeds from the sale will go toward the planned acquisition of Curetis and to support the ongoing submission of its technology to US regulators.

The German diagnostics firm recently signed an agreement to be acquired by US-based OpGen in a transaction that is slated to close in early 2020.

The combined firm will be based in Gaithersburg, Maryland and will focus on infectious disease diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance prediction services. 

The company is delaying the publication of its business and financial update for the first half of 2019 to allow for an ongoing review by its auditors.

The deal covers Curetis' Unyvero A50 instrument system and test cartridges, and builds on a separate distribution agreement the company recently signed.

The funds will support Curetis' R&D efforts, which include partnering its Unyvero A30 RQ mid-plex diagnostics system for verification and validation testing.

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