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Qiagen to Integrate Sample Prep Products into Artus Molecular Diagnostics

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Qiagen's German subsidiary has entered into a manufacturing and supply deal with Artus, of Hamburg, Germany in which Artus will integrate Qiagen's nucleic acid sample preparation products into its infectious disease diagnostic systems, the companies said today.


Under the agreement, Artus will use versions of Qiagen's QiAamp technology into its custom diagnostic tooks, which include systems for detection of diseases such as SARS, Herpes simplex virus -1/-2, EBV, West Nile Virus, Malaria, and Salmonella. The systems use Artus' RealArt technology, which is based on PCR technology that Artus has licensed from Roche, according to the companies.


The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement.

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