NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – ID Genomics said today that it has formed a national consortium of clinical partners with the objective of improving the speed and accuracy of infectious disease diagnostics and antibiotic treatment.

The firm will work with partners in the consortium to record genetic fingerprints of antibiotic strains isolated from patients with active infections, and to characterize the strains' antibiotic susceptibility.

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