Liquid biopsy to detect tumor DNA: The possibilities

An article published on WBUR’s CommonHealth blog opens a window into liquid biopsy, also referred to as blood biopsy, in its current and future state. The article discusses how this rapidly-evolving technology has the potential to transform the way we detect and treat cancer. The technology of liquid biopsy is rapidly evolving, but still has… Read article →



QIAGEN receives FDA clearance for first-ever JAK2 test for use in diagnosis of additional myeloproliferative neoplasms

Expanded use of ipsogen test provides diagnostic testing needs for all myeloproliferative neoplasms in line with the latest WHO guidelines Hilden, Germany, and Germantown, Maryland, January 23, 2018 – QIAGEN (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) announced today that it has received clearance for its ipsogen JAK2 RGQ PCR Kit (ipsogen JAK2 assay) from the… Read article →


QIAGEN at NGS Bioinformatics Challenge in Germany

QIAGEN had the pleasure of taking part in an NGS Bioinformatics Challenge run by the German Society for Pathology on the 9th and 10th of November in Halle, Germany. Three commercial organizations were supplied with vcf files from twelve samples sequenced using Illumina MiSeq™ Systems and the IonTorrent platform at Erlangen, Cologne Berlin. The identity… Read article →


QIAGEN’s GeneReader NGS System gains further validation in oncology research applications with new independent performance review data

Studies presented at AMP Global conference in Berlin reaffirm powerful analytical performance and ease of use for the world’s first complete Sample to Insight NGS solution Hilden, Germany, April 3, 2017 – QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced further validation of the GeneReader NGS System with the publication of five new… Read article →


QIAGEN launches first FDA-cleared JAK2 test for certain type of leukemia

New biomarker test – the fifth QIAGEN oncology test with FDA clearance in the U.S. – designed to aid diagnosis of patients suspected of having Polycythemia Vera form of blood cancer Germantown, Maryland, and Hilden, Germany, March 29, 2017 – QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the U.S. launch of its ipsogen® JAK2 RGQ… Read article →



Pyrosequencing for MGMT promoter methylation analysis validated for use in clinical practice

Pyrosequencing is reported as the ideal method for MGMT methylation analysis, and is validated for use in clinical practice. Methylation of the O6-methylguanine- DNA-methyltranferase (MGMT) promoter region is associated with several cancer types, including colorectal cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma and glioblastoma. MGMT promoter methylation is a powerful predictive biomarker of positive response to temozolomide, a… Read article →


QIAGEN launches unique CALR mutation assay for MPN diagnosis

European launch of the new CE marked ipsogen CALR RGQ PCR Kit to improve MPN diagnosis for leukemia patients in line with latest WHO recommendations and clinical guidelines HILDEN, Germany, Dec. 1, 2016 – QIAGEN today announced the European launch of a unique CE-IVD marked calreticulin (CALR) mutation assay to aid in establishing the diagnosis… Read article →


QIAGEN GeneReader NGS System to relaunch in U.S. market

New improved chemistry for first Sample to Insight next-generation sequencing solution to be made available to first customers in December 2016 Charlotte, North Carolina, and Hilden, Germany, November 9, 2016 – QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the validation of new and improved sequencing  chemistry for its GeneReader NGS System, the… Read article →