This article was originally published Jan. 8.

SAN FRANCISCO — Qiagen's CEO Peer Schatz said this week during a presentation at the JP Morgan Healthcare conference here that the company is on track to launch a clinically oriented next-gen sequencing system in the middle of this year.

Schatz added, however, that the platform is "simply a part of a complete solution" that involves leveraging Qiagen's broad array of tests, whether based on real-time PCR or sequencing, and "making that the complete solution for molecular diagnostics and biomedical research."

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