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QIAGEN Partners with Exosome Diagnostics to Create High-Performance Biofluid Sample Preparation Kits for Personalized Healthcare Research
Date:7/23/2013

GERMANTOWN, Maryland, and HILDEN, Germany, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Molecular testing of biofluids promises unprecedented access to gene mutations, gene expression signatures and expression levels without costly, invasive tissue biopsies
  • Developing Exosome Diagnostics technology for use with QIAGEN's nucleic acid-targeted consumables and automation - with initial product launches targeted in 2014
  • Standardized, easy-to-use exosome workflows will offer superior testing solutions from basic research to personalized healthcare on widely available PCR, pyrosequencing and next-generation sequencing technologies

QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced a partnership with Exosome Diagnostics Inc. to develop and commercialize high-performance sample preparation kits for the processing of nucleic acids from exosomes. Combining the Exosome Diagnostics platform technology approach with select QIAGEN consumables and automation platforms has the potential to allow researchers, drug developers and doctors to take repeated, real-time genetic "snapshots" of disease from patients' blood, urine or cerebrospinal fluid without the need for tissue biopsy. The companies are targeting initial product launches in the first half of 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Subject to successful performances of these new solutions, QIAGEN's exclusive agreement with Exosome Diagnostics will cover co-development, manufacturing and commercialization of a full product line for the life science and translational medicine markets.  First applications of Exosome Diagnostics' technology are being developed with QIAGEN's microRNA isolation solutions and are designed to run on QIAGEN automated instrument platforms. The product portfol
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