A new light on antibiotic resistance

Using the power of genomics and informatics to fight antibiotic-resistant microbes

Optimizing Genomic Testing for Antibiotic Resistance


Existing tests can take days to identify the correct treatment for a patient’s infection. That’s why caregivers often use broad-spectrum antibiotics as a first defense—but when those drugs are overused, antibiotic-resistant microbes can emerge. OpGen is developing a better way to treat infection while preventing antibiotic resistance. We harness the power of informatics and genomics to identify antimicrobial resistant (AMR) organisms quickly and accurately, with an aim to improve treatment at the patient, hospital, and network level.

Bacteria
700,000

Deaths each year from bacterial infections (WHO)

50,000

Deaths annually in the us & europe from drug-resistant infections

$20 billion

Excess direct healthcare costs in the us from drug-resistant infections

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OpGen accurately and reliably predicts antibiotic resistance in comprehensive study

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OpGen is helping New York fight antimicrobial resistance with technology.

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Latest News

  • 10.23.19
    U.S. Patent Allowed Covering Acuitas Lighthouse® Software  MORE
  • 10.07.19
    OpGen Presents Preliminary Acuitas® AMR Gene Panel Data for Detecting Urinary Tract Infections  MORE
  • 9.26.19
    OpGen to Present on Guiding Precision Antibiotic Therapy with Rapid Genomics and Informatics at IDWeek 2019  MORE

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  • 7.22.19
    New Research Sheds Light on Community-Acquired ESBL UTIs  MORE

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