QIAGEN announces broadening of GeneReader NGS System applications into hereditary disease analysis
Delivering valuable insights with solution anchored by GeneReader NGS System and utilizing QIAact target enrichment panels and gold-standard QIAGEN bioinformatics solutions
Hilden, Germany, and Germantown, Maryland, June 25, 2018 – QIAGEN N.V. (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today introduced seamless next-generation sequencing (NGS) solutions for a wide range of hereditary diseases on the GeneReader NGS System, the complete Sample to Insight NGS solution for any lab worldwide.
QIAGEN has launched customizable QIAact target enrichment panels for analysis of more than 13 hereditary disease groups. The solutions integrate QIAGEN’s QCI analysis and interpretation solutions, in particular also QIAGEN’s HGMD Human Gene Mutation Database, the leading genomic knowledge base on hereditary diseases, with integrated bioinformatics analysis and interpretation software to deliver clear, actionable reports.
This integrated solution will allow for the analysis of specific sets of genetic hereditary disorders of interest, including inherited cancers, cystic fibrosis, inherited cardiovascular diseases, universal carrier screening and various other hereditary conditions.
“Genetic laboratories are eager to gain deeper insights into a range of hereditary diseases by using the power of NGS technology, but have been held back by the lack of complete workflows and powerful bioinformatics solutions. We are pleased to offer the first complete Sample to Insight solution for analysis of hereditary diseases. Our solution, anchored by the GeneReader NGS System, provides the complete solution that labs need to efficiently and reliably perform genetic analysis,” said Peer M. Schatz, Chief Executive Officer of QIAGEN.
The expansion of GeneReader for use in analysis of hereditary diseases broadens the system’s pre-designed QIAact panel menu beyond the initial focus on gene panels for oncology, and will further support placements of QIAGEN’s end-to-end solution in labs worldwide. In addition, QIAGEN offers a customization service, which is experiencing rapid and broad adoption and allows an unlimited assay menu by tailoring panels to customer’s specifications.
QIAGEN’s QCI is the leading integrated solution for NGS analysis and interpretation in clinical settings. QCI includes the HGMD knowledge base is a unique resource containing comprehensive data on inherited disease mutations for genetic and genomic research. Assembled by highly qualified subject-matter experts, HGMD offers research and clinical labs a comprehensive and easy-to-use database to connect disparate genetic and clinical findings and identify inheritance patterns.
QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions that enable customers to gain valuable molecular insights from samples containing the building blocks of life. Our sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective workflows. QIAGEN provides solutions to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (primarily forensics), Pharma (pharma and biotech companies) and Academia (life sciences research). As of March 31, 2018, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,700 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at http://www.qiagen.com.
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