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Marc Eloit, Frederic Laurent, Olivier Lortholary, Robin Patel, Etienne Ruppé

PathoQuest has formed a scientific advisory board, comprising Marc Eloit, Frederic Laurent, Olivier Lortholary, Robin Patel, and Etienne Ruppé. Eloit is the founder of PatholQuest, a principal investigator at Institut Pasteur, and a professor of virology and former head of the virology unit at the Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort. 

Laurent is a professor of microbiology at Hospices Civils de Lyon, while Lortholary is a professor and chair of the department of infectious and tropical diseases at  Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades. Patel is chair of the division of clinical microbiology at the Mayo Clinic, and Ruppé is an assistant professor at the Hôpital Bichat. 

The SAB will advise PathoQuest on high-value medical applications for the firm's iDTECT Blood, an NGS-based metagenomic infectious disase diagnostic technology, it said. 

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