The applied testing market will represent a $5 billion opportunity by 2008, and Qiagen expects its preanalytical technologies to play a significant role in that segment, CEO Peer Schatz said during a presentation to analysts and investors in New York last week.

Even though this market currently represents around half of Qiagen's total sales, Schatz said the firm will remain primarily focused on growing its molecular diagnostics business.

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