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FDA granted de novo clearance to Curetis' Unyvero "sample-to-answer" diagnostic system and the Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Application Cartridge, the company announced April 3. Unyvero works with the Unyvero LRT Application Cartridge to provides rapid infectious disease testing directly from aspirate samples in less than five hours. The FDA decision comes a day after the Singapore Health Sciences Authority approved Curetis' Unyvero BCU Cartridge.
German molecular diagnostics company Curetis may have missed its original forecast for a 2017 US launch of its flagship Unyvero infectious disease test platform, but CEO Oliver Schacht is confident that the all-clear from FDA is very close. When this crucial milestone is achieved, the firm will be the first in the US with a molecular diagnostic for lower respiratory tract infections. And the approval could increase Curetis' appeal as an acquisition target for larger diagnostics players.
At $1.2 billion, Q4 device financing was the second-lowest quarter of 2015; M&A dollar volume was also low, but included multiple deals across various cardiovascular markets. Diagnostics financing was also down in Q4, totaling $403 million; acquisitions were worth $441 million.
In Vitro Diagnostics
- Molecular Diagnostics & Genetic Testing
Research, Analytical Equipment & Supplies
- PCR & Amplification Tools
- Therapeutic Areas
- Infectious & Viral Diseases
- Curetis AG
- Western Europe
- Parent & Subsidiaries
- Curetis NV
- Senior Management
Oliver Schacht, CEO
Andreas Boos, CTO
Heiko Schorr, Dir., Fin.
Helmut Hilbert, PhD, Head, Bus. Dev.
Achim Plum, CBO
- Contact Info
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