NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – OpGen has been contracted to perform laboratory services as part of a Washington, DC citywide evaluation to gauge the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in healthcare facilities.

The evaluation is being led by the DC Department of Health and coordinated by the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA), with an unspecific amount of funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases funding program.

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