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Qiagen launches QIAcube Connect

February 2019—Qiagen launched the QIAcube Connect, the next generation of the QIAcube instrument. QIAcube Connect fully automates the lysis, bind, wash, and elute steps of the Qiagen spin columns (which can also be used manually) for DNA, RNA, and protein sample processing. It is compatible with a range of the company’s sample technologies and can be used to automate more than 80 Qiagen kits with more than 3,000 proven protocols.

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QIAscreen HPV PCR test launched in Europe

January 2019—Qiagen launched its QIAscreen HPV PCR Test, a CE-marked in vitro molecular diagnostic test for the detection of 15 recognized high-risk genotypes of human papillomavirus. Validated sample types include cervical specimens collected in PreservCyt, Pathtezt, and Surepath collection medium, as well as self-collected vaginal brush specimens collected and shipped dry or in saline or self-collected cervico-vaginal lavage specimens.

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Qiagen launches panel, software for blood cancers

Dec. 7, 2018—Qiagen launched two novel products to deliver actionable insights on a wide range of blood cancers: a workflow for the Qiagen Clinical Insight Interpret bioinformatics solution for hematological malignancies, and the QIAact Myeloid DNA UMI Panel for use in myeloid neoplasm research using the company’s GeneReader NGS System. The QIAact myeloid panel provides an integrated sample-to-insight workflow targeting ...

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Qiagen partners with DiaSorin, NeuMoDx

November 2018—Qiagen has introduced an automated, CE-marked workflow for its Quanti-Feron-TB Gold Plus Blood Collection Tubes and a novel DiaSorin Liaison Test on DiaSorin’s Liaison systems. The launch offers Liaison customers high-throughput detection with QFT-Plus as part of the system’s broad menu, and QFT-Plus users will gain an option for full automation of laboratory handling to support TB control efforts. Customers using the new latent TB detection workflow for Liaison systems will purchase the detec-tion components from DiaSorin and the blood collection tube kits from Qiagen. The test is available in Europe and other markets, with an expected U.S. release in 2019 and in China in 2020. In a separate release, Qiagen and NeuMoDx Molecular announced a strategic partnership to commercialize two fully integrated systems for automation of PCR test-ing. Under the agreement, Qiagen will initially distribute the NeuMoDx 288 (for high throughput) and NeuMoDx 96 (for mid-throughput) in Europe and other markets outside of the United States; NeuMoDx will cover the U.S.

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Qiagen joins forces with SRL to launch companion dx

October 2018—Qiagen announced a collaboration with SRL, a large clinical testing laboratory company in Japan, to prepare for introducing new companion diagnostics simultaneously with new drug approvals. The nonexclusive master collaboration agreement for clinical laboratory research services will enable rapid implementation by SRL of Qiagen’s companion diagnostic workflows upon approval of the drugs and tests by Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency.

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