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SAN FRANCISCO — Qiagen plans to be aggressive in the mergers and acquisitions market this year and the firm believes the rapid emergence of molecular diagnostics will drive greater sales growth, CEO Peer Schatz told BioCommerce Week in an interview last week.
 

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