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QIAGEN Achieves Personalized Healthcare Milestone with U.S. Approval of Companion Diagnostic for Colorectal Cancer
Date:7/6/2012

olio of innovative tests and efficient automation platforms, we are proud to be helping to make healthcare more effective, providing ways for payers to more efficiently use healthcare resources and, most important, making a positive impact on the care of patients."

Pioneering role in Personalized Healthcare

QIAGEN is at the forefront of developing and validating a range of tests that provide physicians with an individual patient's molecular information to select the most appropriate medicines.

The entry into the U.S. market with the approval of the first therascreen test builds on our success in the European market, where QIAGEN offers 10 CE-marked assays, based either on real-time PCR technology or on Pyrosequencing. QIAGEN currently markets therascreen assays in Europe for biomarkers including KRAS, EGFR, NRAS, BRAF, PI3K, JAK2, MGMT and UGT1A1. In Japan, the therascreen KRAS and EGFR kits were approved in 2011, solidifying QIAGEN's leadership position for companion diagnostics in the second biggest market for Personalized Healthcare. A range of assays and related Sample & Assay Technologies are also marketed to customers use during the research and development of new medicines.

QIAGEN is actively expanding its pipeline of Personalized Healthcare technologies and intends to submit several companion diagnostics in the coming years for U.S. regulatory approval. QIAGEN has more than 15 projects under way to co-develop and market companion diagnostics with leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies such as Amgen, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly and Company, and Pfizer.

Benefiting patients and providers

Introduction of the therascreen KRAS test provides an FDA-approved diagnostic available for making treatment decisions for colorectal cancer patients. Approximately 110,000 colorectal cancer patients each year in the U.S. could benefit from KRAS testing, according
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