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Qiagen joins up with Altona to distribute Ebola diagnostic

German Qiagen ($QGEN) is stepping up to help laboratories respond to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The company said it has partnered with Germany's Altona Diagnostics to distribute an Ebola test both in and outside the U.S.  

Curetis nabs $18M to support European Dx rollout, U.S. trial, possible IPO

With its sights set on growth, German diagnostics outfit Curetis AG has closed a $18.1 million Series B financing round with new investor Qiagen chipping in.

Qiagen and Novartis team up for companion Dx deal

Hot on the trail of companion diagnostics partnerships, Qiagen is teaming up with pharma bigwig Novartis to develop tests for the company's drug portfolio.

Qiagen beats the Street's Q3 numbers with success of companion Dx and next-gen TB test

Qiagen beat the Street's expectations during the third quarter, riding high on strong sales of its companion diagnostic products and the continued success of its next-generation tuberculosis blood test.

Genomics England picks 10 firms for next round of bioinformatics talent contest

Genomics England has dropped two-thirds of the candidates to provide variant annotation and clinical interpretation services to the 100,000 Genomes Project after reviewing the first round of responses.

Companion diagnostics crossed the billion-dollar threshold in 2013: Report

The global companion diagnostics market crossed the billion-dollar threshold in 2013 and is continuing to climb rapidly as healthcare systems tap into the value of testing which patients would benefit most from targeted treatments.

Qiagen sees blood cancer biomarker Dx potential in University of Tokyo patents

Qiagen aims to develop new tests to target blood cancer patients who would benefit most from a particular treatment that hits a specific gene mutation. The plan could lead to new companion diagnostic tests for related drugs now under development.

Qiagen wins FDA OK for organ transplant test

Qiagen received FDA approval on June 24 under a full PMA for an assay that monitors the viral load of cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common virus that can be fatal to weakened immune systems, in organ transplant patients.

Qiagen and Lilly continue successful string of diagnostics partnerships

Qiagen and Eli Lilly have joined forces for their fourth companion diagnostics project, building on the momentum of past collaborations to develop assay panels for cancer.

Qiagen and Lilly pair in their 4th cancer companion Dx project

Qiagen and Eli Lilly have clicked well enough in previous companion diagnostics development projects that they're signing up for a fourth go-around.