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Qiagen said this week that it intends to acquire French molecular diagnostics firm Ipsogen for €70 million ($101 million) in a bid to further expand the test menu for its nearly year-old QIASymphony RGQ platform.

The acquisition will also bolster Qiagen's personalized medicine play through the addition of Ipsogen's extensive portfolio of personalized diagnostics and prognostics in the area of blood cancer, Qiagen said.

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