NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen said today that it has acquired UK-based companion diagnostics firm DxS in a deal that could be worth as much as $130 million.

Qiagen said that the acquisition provides it with a strong leadership position in the personalized healthcare arena.

Further supporting that claim, Qiagen also disclosed that it has more than 15 collaborations with pharmaceutical companies to develop and/or market companion diagnostic products, which it believes is the deepest such portfolio in the industry.

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