QIAGEN and Tecan Announce Collaboration to Streamline Preanalytical Processing of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus


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(frankfurt prime standard:QIA) and Tecan Group
AG (six swiss exchange:TECN), a global leader in laboratory automation
and liquid handling technology, announced today a collaboration to
improve the processing of QIAGEN’s QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus)
diagnostic test through the utilization of Tecan’s Fluent

Laboratory Automation workstation for the aliquoting of samples for the
optional Lithium Heparin single-tube workflow. The Fluent instruments
will be supplied directly to laboratories through Tecan’s Life Sciences

QIAGEN’s fourth-generation QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus is the modern gold
standard for latent tuberculosis (TB) detection based on world leading
interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) technology.

QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus offers customers the most flexible workflow
among latent TB screening tests, including a single-tube option that
enables efficient screening in large-scale programs by collecting blood
samples at patient sites and transporting them to labs for processing up
to 53 hours after venipuncture.

The two parties are working together to optimize a solution that
standardizes and automates the manual steps in liquid handling for the
aliquoting of samples. Customers will be able to leverage the
high-performance Fluent automation system and thereby achieve the goal
of significantly reducing hands-on time, providing greater ease of use
and ensure consistency in pre-analytic methods and thereby reducing
processing errors and variability between runs. Front-end automation
solutions also offer laboratories efficient automation of single tube
collection for QuantiFERON, and thereby create efficiency in the lab and
improve the patient blood collection experience.

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Investor Relations

John Gilardi
+49 2103 29 11711

Sarah Fakih
+49 2103 29 11457
e-mail: ir@QIAGEN.com


Dr. Thomas Theuringer
+49 2103 29 11826

+49 2103 29 11676
e-mail: pr@QIAGEN.com


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Investor Relations
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email: investor@tecan.com

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