Navigation Links
Plexus Awarded Development Contract With QIAGEN

NEENAH, Wis., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq: PLXS) announced today that it has been selected to develop QIAGEN's next generation automated screening system for the pre-processing of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA samples. This product provides a highly automated solution to a current manual process, through sophisticated robotic motions. QIAGEN is the market leader in DNA based screening for HPV; a virus that has an established link to cervical cancer. This contract for the final development phase builds on the existing collaboration which led to the first prototypes.

"We are thrilled about our partnership with QIAGEN, as it pairs two world-class companies to create an industry leading product," stated Steve Frisch, Sr. Vice President, Global Engineering Services. "Plexus sees this relationship as an indication of how we can utilize our full suite of engineering capabilities, coupled with our complete Product Realization Services, to provide mechatronic solutions for our customers developing complex medical equipment."

"Plexus' proven track record of assisting customers in bringing complex medical devices to market, coupled with its ability to quickly staff this program from its five Global Design Centers, made them an ideal partner," commented Dr. Jim Godsey, Sr. Vice President, North America Research & Development at QIAGEN. "Thanks to this partnership we will be able offer a unique frontend solution for our next generation high through-put screening platform, which will help QIAGEN further maintain its market leadership in the Life Sciences and diagnostics markets."

About Qiagen

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands holding company, is the leading global provider of sample and assay technologies. Sample technologies are used to isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from biological samples such as blood or tissue. Assay technologies are used to make such isolated biomolecules visible. QIAGEN has developed and markets more than 500 sample and assay products as well as automated solutions for such consumables. The Company provides its products to molecular diagnostics laboratories, academic researchers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and applied testing customers for purposes such as forensics, animal or food testing and pharmaceutical process control. QIAGEN's assay technologies include one of the broadest panels of molecular diagnostic tests available worldwide. This panel includes the first FDA-approved test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the primary cause of cervical cancer. QIAGEN employs more than 3,000 people in over 30 locations worldwide. Further information about QIAGEN can be found at

About Plexus Corp. - The Product Realization Company

Plexus ( is an award-winning participant in the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry, providing product design, supply chain and materials management, manufacturing, test, fulfillment and aftermarket solutions to branded product companies in the Wireline/Networking, Wireless Infrastructure, Medical, Industrial/Commercial and Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors.

The Company's unique Focused Factory manufacturing model and global supply chain solutions are strategically enhanced by value-added product design and engineering services. Plexus specializes in mid- to low-volume, higher-mix customer programs that require flexibility, scalability, technology and quality.

Plexus provides award-winning customer service to more than 100 branded product companies in North America, Europe and Asia.

Safe Harbor and Fair Disclosure Statement

The statements contained in this release which are guidance or which are not historical facts (such as statements in the future tense and statements including "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "goal," "target" and similar terms and concepts), including all discussions of periods which are not yet completed, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These factors include risks relating to many new program wins such as: the lack of track record for the product; customer forecasts not resulting in the expected revenues and profitability; the degree of consumer acceptance of the new product; the effect of the economy on product introduction; and our ability to manufacture items that we have not previously produced. In addition, other risks and uncertainties affecting our business and our ability to grow and prosper in the future include, but are not limited to: the economic performance of the electronics, technology and defense industries; the risk of customer delays, changes or cancellations in both ongoing and new programs; the poor visibility of future orders, particularly in view of current economic conditions; the effects of the volume of revenue from certain sectors or programs on our margins in particular periods; our ability to secure new customers and maintain our current customer base and deliver product on a timely basis; the risks relative to new customers, including a new confidential customer in the Industrial/Commercial sector, which risks include customer delays, start-up costs, our potential inability to execute and lack of a track record of order volume and timing; the risks of concentration of work for certain customers; the weakness of the global economy and the continuing instability of the global financial markets and banking system, including the potential inability on our part or that of our customers or suppliers to access cash investments and credit facilities; material cost fluctuations and the adequate availability of components and related parts for production; the effect of changes in average selling prices; the effect of start-up costs of new programs and facilities, including our recent and planned expansions, such as our new facility in Oradea, Romania; the adequacy of restructuring and similar charges as compared to actual expenses, including the recently completed closure of our Ayer, Massachusetts facility and workforce reductions at our Juarez, Mexico facility and other North American facilities; the degree of success and the costs of efforts to improve the financial performance of our Mexican operations; possible unexpected costs and operating disruption in transitioning programs; the potential effect of world events (such as changes in oil prices, terrorism, epidemics, drug cartel-related violence in Juarez, Mexico and war in the Middle East); the impact of increased competition; and other risks detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings (particularly in Part II, Item 1A of our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 4, 2009).

SOURCE Plexus Corp.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Plexus Q2 Earnings Release on April 23rd After Market Close and Conference Call on April 24th at 8:30 am E.T.
2. Plexus Q2 Earnings Release on April 23rd After Market Close and Conference Call on April 24th at 8:30 am E.T.
3. Plexus Announces Expansion in Hangzhou, China
4. Plexus Systems, Inc. to Exhibit at BIOMEDevice Medical Technology Conference
5. GeneNews CSO Dr. CC Liew awarded state honour by the Government of Malaysia
6. Mirus Bio Awarded Grants & Contracts of Over $5 Million
7. ICx Awarded $1.5 M Contract by Department of Homeland Security for Development of Next Generation Bio Aerosol Systems
8. ViPS Awarded Enterprise Systems Development (ESD) Contract By CMS
9. GlaxoSmithKline Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Contract to Pursue Novel Antibacterial Research Program
10. Isis Announces $4.2 Million in Government Contracts Awarded to Its Ibis Subsidiary for Biodefense Applications Development
11. Foundation for Biomedical Research Board Chairman Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... U.S. commercial operations for Amgen, will join the faculty of the University ... serve as adjunct professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler, with a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... While the majority of commercial ... Cary 5000 and the 6000i models are higher end machines that use the more ... the spectrophotometer’s light beam from the bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has ... Ontario biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ... and commercialization of a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 ... targets such as WDR5 represent an exciting class ... in precision medicine for cancer patients. Substantial advances ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a university competition that asks ... systems and biotechnology, announced its winning teams at the ... York City . The teams, chosen ... MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater during the daylong summit. Keynote ... of architecture and design, and Suzanne Lee , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/9/2016)... an innovation leader in attendance control systems is proud to announce the introduction of ... make sure the right employees are actually signing in, and to even control the ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/7/2016)... , June 7, 2016  Syngrafii Inc. ... a business relationship that includes integrating Syngrafii,s patented ... branch project. This collaboration will result in greater ... the credit union, while maintaining existing document workflow ... ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... June 2, 2016 The Department of ... awarded the 44 million US Dollar project, for the ... Plates including Personalization, Enrolment, and IT Infrastructure , ... the production and implementation of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned ... Decatur was selected for the most ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):