Ares Genetics AresUPA NGS Service
Curetis subsidiary Ares Genetics announced today that it will launch a next-generation sequencing service in mid-2019 using its AresUPA Universal Pathogenome Assay, which can be used to sequence bacterial strains isolated from clinical specimens. According to the firm, AresUPA identifies the bacterial strain and detects antimicrobial resistance based on the genetic profile in the clinical isolate. The assay integrates NGS with data analysis and interpretation powered by ARESdb, the firm's AI-powered reference database on antimicrobial resistance genetics. Ares will offer the assay out of its NGS service laboratory currently being set up in Vienna, Austria.