NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen said after the close of the market Thursday that it has inked a cardiac point-of-care diagnostics alliance in China with Lepu Medical Technology, a medical device firm based in Beijing.

Under the deal, Lepu will market in China Qiagen's ESEQuant Lateral Flow System with five cardiac marker tests developed by Lepu intended to diagnose acute myocardial infarction. According to Qiagen, the system will be used in emergency rooms and the tests will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis within minutes at the point of care

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