This article has been updated from a previous version to include comments from Qiagen and Abbott spokespersons.

By Ben Butkus

Qiagen and Abbott said yesterday that they have inked a broad licensing and commercialization deal intended to significantly strengthen the in vitro diagnostic test menus available in North America on each company's automated, real-time PCR-based instrument platform.

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In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.