NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Molecular diagnostics firm Curetis has established a wholly owned subsidiary Ares Genetics that will focus on developing antibiotic resistance tests, the company said this week.

Ares Genetics, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, will harness the Genetic Antibiotic Resistance and Susceptibility Database (GEAR) that Curetis recently acquired from Siemens to understand the genetic basis for antibiotic resistance.

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