This story was originally published on Feb. 9.

Abbott Laboratories last week sued Qiagen in a US court in a dispute over a licensing agreement related to patents covering PCR-based detection of human papillomavirus genotypes.

The suit, filed on Feb. 3 in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, seeks to compel Qiagen to arbitrate a dispute related to a licensing deal signed in 1995 between Abbott and a firm called Viropath.

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