Qiagen said today that it has registered its QIAsymphony SP instrument with China's State Food and Drug Administration.

The QIAsymphony SP fully automates assay sample preparation, and can handle an extensive variety of starting materials such as blood and tissue samples, with a wide range of input and output volumes and formats, Qiagen said.

The company added that more than 40 protocols to isolate, purify, and prepare DNA, RNA, and proteins have been optimized for use on the SP instrument.

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