NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microbioal genetic analysis firm OpGen today announced it has received Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certification.

As a result, the Gaithersburg, Md.-based firm is launching its clinical services lab focused on developing genetic tests and analysis services for surveilling and identifying healthcare-associated infections and human pathogens.

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