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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – OpGen announced today it has partnered with the New York State Department of Health and Ilúm Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Merck's Healthcare Services and Solutions, to build an antimicrobial resistance tracking tool for the state healthcare system.

OpGen will receive a $1.5 million contract for a 12-month demonstration portion of the project, according to a statement, with potential for full implementation during the next five years, depending on meeting certain milestones. Further terms of the partnership were not disclosed

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