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Christian M. Leutenegger, BSc, DrMedVet, PhD, FVH, is director of molecular diagnostics at Antech Diagnostics and Imaging. He graduated from the University of Zurich Veterinary School of Medicine in 1992. He completed a doctoral thesis developing novel vaccines for FIV. After a postdoctoral course in medical science, he completed a PhD developing the first DNA vaccines in veterinary medicine. He developed a strong interest in molecular immunology and virology and started to develop early protocols for DNA quantification. In 1999, he founded the Molecular Core Facility at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. In 2006, he joined IDEXX Laboratories, building a high-capacity molecular diagnostic platform for infectious diseases based on syndromic panels. After 13 years, he joined Antech Diagnostics to expand into molecular genetics and cancer diagnostics, and to advance their infectious disease detection platform.