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Qiagen, Abbott Expand Alliance to Include Artus Infectious Disease Assays

NEW YORK, June 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Qiagen and Abbott have extended an existing distribution agreement, the companies said yesterday.


Terms of the original agreement gave Abbott distribution rights to an undisclosed number of real-time PCR diagnostic tests for use on Applied Biosystems detection instruments. The PCR assays were developed by Artus, a company Qiagen recently acquired.

Under the extended agreement, Abbott will have non-exclusive distribution rights to certain other Qiagen products, including infectious disease tests for hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr virus, Varicella-Zoster virus, Parvo B19 virus, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, and enterovirus. These products "complement" tests developed and manufactured by Abbott and Celera Diagnostics, Qiagen said in a statement.

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