Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Holzgerlingen, Germany, and San Diego, CA, USA, March 10, 2020, 14:15 pm CET – Curetis N.V. (the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries “Curetis”), a developer of next-level molecular diagnostic solutions, today reported the results of its Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) held in Schiphol today, March 10, 2020.
- Shareholders adopt all proposed resolutions
- EGM votes clear way for closing of business combination with OpGen, Inc., subject to OpGen’s stockholders’ approval
- Subsequently Curetis N.V. will be dissolved and shares of OpGen common stock are to be distributed to the shareholders of Curetis N.V.
The Company’s shareholders adopted all proposed resolutions and items on the agenda of the EGM. This included the approval of the business combination of OpGen Inc. (“OpGen”) with Curetis (the “Transaction”), the resolution to effect the dissolution of the Company, and the approval of the distribution of the shares of OpGen common stock, received by the Company from OpGen in consideration of the Transaction, to the Company’s shareholders.
The Transaction is subject to approval of OpGen’s stockholders. Once the Transaction is approved by the stockholders of OpGen, the execution of the transfer agreement and the closing of the Transaction is expected to take place.
After the closure of the Transaction, the current managing directors of the Company, Oliver Schacht, PhD, Johannes Bacher, and Dr. Achim Plum will serve as liquidators of the Company until completion of its dissolution.
“We would like to thank our shareholders for approving the strategic business combination of Curetis with OpGen,” said Oliver Schacht, CEO of the Company and designated CEO of OpGen after the EGM. “We believe that bringing together our two companies holds great potential to become a leader in molecular microbiology with a unique portfolio of platforms and rapid syndromic tests for severe infections in hospitalized patients and world leading capabilities in AI-powered bioinformatics aimed at the molecular prediction of antibiotic susceptibility.”
The Company’s EGM minutes, detailed voting results as well as further information will be reported in due course on the Company’s website at: https://curetis.com/investors/
Curetis N.V.’s (Euronext: CURE) goal is to become a leading provider of innovative solutions for molecular microbiology diagnostics designed to address the global challenge of detecting severe infectious diseases and identifying antibiotic resistances in hospitalized patients.
Curetis’ Unyvero System is a versatile, fast and highly automated molecular diagnostic platform for easy-to-use, cartridge-based solutions for the comprehensive and rapid detection of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance markers in a range of severe infectious disease indications. Results are available within hours, a process that can take days or even weeks if performed with standard diagnostic procedures, thereby facilitating improved patient outcomes, stringent antibiotic stewardship and health-economic benefits. Unyvero in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products are marketed in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S.
Curetis’ wholly owned subsidiary Ares Genetics GmbH is developing next-generation solutions for infectious disease diagnostics and therapeutics. The ARES Technology Platform combines the presumably most comprehensive database worldwide on the genetics of antimicrobial resistances, ARESdb, with advanced bioinformatics and artificial intelligence.
For further information, please visit www.curetis.com and www.ares-genetics.com.
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