Curetis GmbH

Curetis GmbH

Curetis offers innovative diagnostic solutions for molecular microbiology, that allow for the rapid and comprehensive detection of pathogens and their resistances to antibiotics in a broad range of infectious disease indications.

Curetis’ goal is to become a leading provider of innovative diagnostic solutions for molecular microbiology.

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 genetic antimicrobial resistance markers in a broad 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.

Infections with increasingly resistant pathogens is one of the biggest threats to healthcare globally. Improved and faster diagnostics are key in overcoming this challenge. The rapid diagnostics solutions of Curetis facilitate 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 develops next-generation solutions for infectious disease diagnostics and the data-driven development of antibiotics. The ARES Technology Platform combines the presumably most comprehensive database worldwide on the genetics of antimicrobial resistances, ARESdb, with advanced bioinformatics and artificial intelligence.


Medical technology

Activity Biotechnology, Diagnostic, Research, Medical Products, Microorganisms


Oliver Schacht, Ph.D. (CEO Curetis Group)
Dr. Achim Plum: (CBO Curetis Group & Managing Director Ares Genetics GmbH)
Johannes Bacher: COO Curetis Group & Co-Founder

Year of foundation




Supervisory board

William E. Rhodes III (Chairman of the Board)
Dr. Werner Schäfer (Vice-Chairman)
Mario Crovetto
Dr. Prabhavathi Fernandes
Dr. Rudy Dekeyser
Dr. med. Nils Clausnitzer

Academic board

Dr. Reno Frei (Basel, Switzerland)
Prof. Dr. Laurent Poirel (Fribourg, Switzerland)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Jean-Lois Vincent (Brussels, Belgium)

Debra Goff, Pharm.D. (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH, USA)
Donna Mildvan, M.D. (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA)
Melissa Miller, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, NC, USA)
Frederick Nolte, Ph.D. (Medical University of South Carolina, SC, USA)
Robin Patel, M.D. (Mayo Clinic, MN, USA)


Publicly listed on EURONEXT in Amsterdam and Brussels (Ticker: CURE)


ISO 13485:2016



Curetis and OpGen Close Business Combination

  • Following approval of shareholders, companies sign German transfer a

Curetis Begins Offering BGI’s CE-IVD Rapid Test Kit for Coronavirus in Europe

  • Rapid real-time PCR test allows testing for SARS-CoV2 in only a few hours

Curetis and Quaphaco Enter into Unyvero Distribution Partnership for Vietnam

  • Exclusive distribution agreement for initial term of 3 years
  • Quaphaco commits to minimum purchase totaling about EUR 1.9 million during initial term   

Curetis Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance of Unyvero LRT for BAL Specimens

  • Broad Unyvero LRT BAL panel also includes atypical pathogens such as Pneumocystis jirovecii