Qiagen's Coup in DNA Sample Prep
Qiagen's success in exploiting an overlooked niche in research diagnostics--sample prep for nucleic acid tests--has driven an extraordinary growth story. But its performance has attracted the attention of big diagnostics companies. As it looks to expand into clinical markets, it faces levels of competition it's never seen before.
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