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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 disclosure comes less than a week after the company said that it was out of compliance with the Nasdaq's minimum shareholder equity requirement.

Nasdaq told the company that as of June 30 its shareholder equity does not meet the minimum $2.5 million required for its shares to remain listed on the exchange.

The firm provided updates on its bacterial pathogen detection and antimicrobial resistance testing for bacterial isolates and a direct-from-urine test.

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