Originally published Nov. 16.

BOSTON – Although Qiagen is now a key diagnostic development partner for pharma companies looking to advance personalized treatments, the firm's road to launching its first companion test earlier this year wasn't without its perils. In light of this, Qiagen's experience commercializing the diagnostic, a KRAS test to identify best responders to the colorectal cancer drug Erbitux, offers valuable lessons for future personalized medicine collaborations between drug and diagnostic firms, according to a company official.

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