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Qiagen Buys Molecular Staging: Stalking PCR

Executive Summary

Although scientific and clinical interest in molecular diagnostics is at an all-time high, companies are still struggling to find the right business model for the field. Qiagen's recent acquisition of the assets of Molecular Staging, one of the sector's pioneers, reflects the promise and limitations of a field in which competition is fierce, development time is lengthy, and technology is evolving much faster than general market acceptance.

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