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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New York startup Biotia aims to help hospitals cut down on infections by providing them with a DNA sequencing-based microbial surveillance service and targeted interventions.

The company was founded a year and a half ago by Chris Mason, an associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine; evolutionary biologist Niamh O'Hara, Biotia's CEO; and computational biologist Rachid Ounit, the company's CTO.

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