OpGen and Merck’s ILÚM Health Solutions to Host Event at VIII International Symposium on Hospital Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship



GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OpGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPGN) announced today it will host an event with ILÚM Health Solutions, LLC (“ILÚM”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck’s Healthcare Services and Solutions, at the VIII International Symposium on Hospital Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship, held March 27-29 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Santiago de Cali, Colombia. Both companies are sponsors of the conference and will have an exhibit.

Event Details:

Title: “Strengthening the Power of Antimicrobial Stewardship through Rapid Diagnostics and Clinical Decision Support Solutions”
Day: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm (Colombia Standard Time)
Location: Salón Río Lilis on the 2nd floor of the Intercontinental Hotel

“We look forward to returning to Colombia to discuss the urgent global issue of antimicrobial stewardship with the leading health and medical minds from Latin America,” said Evan Jones, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OpGen. “As the threat from antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hospital acquired infections continues to grow worldwide, it remains crucial for healthcare organizations to identify innovative solutions, like those from OpGen and ILÚM, to fight, prevent, and contain the spread of multidrug-resistant pathogens.”

Both companies will showcase their products to key opinion leaders from major healthcare institutions in Colombia as well as other Latin American countries, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. OpGen will present its QuickFISH®, Acuitas® AMR Gene Panel, and Acuitas Lighthouse® solutions. ILÚM will present Insight,  a smartphone-based clinical decision support solution for antimicrobial stewardship and infection control that was developed under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) contract and in partnership with OpGen and Universidad El Bosque of Bogota, Colombia.

About ILÚM
ILÚM Health Solutions is a provider of technology and services to support precision medicine for infectious disease management, clinical decision-support and precision antibiotic therapy. ILÚM is part of Healthcare Services & Solutions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. Its Insight solution and other portfolio products are commercially available and in use in major health systems.  For more information, visit www.ILÚMhealthsolutions.com.

About OpGen

OpGen, Inc. is a precision medicine company harnessing the power of molecular diagnostics and informatics to help combat infectious disease. We are developing molecular information products and services for global healthcare settings, helping to guide clinicians with more rapid and actionable information about life threatening infections, improve patient outcomes, and decrease the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms, or MDROs.

Our molecular diagnostics and informatics products, product candidates and services combine our Acuitas molecular diagnostics and Acuitas Lighthouse informatics platform for use with our proprietary, curated MDRO knowledgebase. We are working to deliver our products and services, some in development, to a global network of customers and partners. The Acuitas AMR Gene Panel (RUO) is intended for Research Use Only and is not for use in diagnostic procedures. The Acuitas Lighthouse Software is not distributed commercially for antibiotic resistance prediction and is not for use in diagnostic procedures. For more information, please visit www.opgen.com.

OpGen, Acuitas, and Acuitas Lighthouse are registered trademarks of OpGen, Inc.