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.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Browse our free articles
You can still register for access to our free content.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.

In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.