Qiagen said this week that it has acquired privately held next-generation sequencing firm Intelligent Bio-Systems for an undisclosed amount as part of a broader strategy to enter the NGS market with a specific focus on clinical sequencing.

Qiagen's CEO Peer Schatz told In Sequence that the company would make use of IBS's existing sequencing platform, the Mini-20, and incorporate that with Qiagen's DNA extraction methods, sample prep, and bioinformatics to create a "complete workflow from A to Z."

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