NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen today said that it will collaborate with Bayer HealthCare on developing companion diagnostics for Bayer drugs with an initial focus on those that target solid tumors.

The companion diagnostic tests will run on Qiagen's QIA symphony automated instruments. In addition, the partners said that they will collaborate on developing technologies for patient profiling, which may result on research-use-only products for exploratory and translational medicine, said Qiagen.

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