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It’s official – QIAGEN has acquired CLC bio. Below you’ll find selected paragraphs from QIAGEN’s newly announced press release: QIAGEN Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results.

From the press release, Peer M. Schatz, Chief Executive Officer of QIAGEN N.V.: “The initiative to enter targeted areas of next-generation sequencing is showing strong momentum, leveraging QIAGEN’s leadership in Sample & Assay Technologies to develop an ecosystem of universal products and services for next-generation sequencing, as well as the integrated, automated sample-to-insight GeneReader NGS benchtop workflow.

The acquisition of CLC bio, which offers leading bioinformatics analysis software, reaffirms our strategic decision to become a leader in next-generation bioinformatics, with a focus on biological analysis and interpretation/reporting.

With the capabilities, resources and employees to continue our transformation despite a challenging macroeconomic environment, QIAGEN continues to be well-positioned to achieve our goals for 2013 and to create new drivers for future growth.”

QIAGEN: Addition of CLC bio builds leadership in biological analysis

QIAGEN recently acquired CLC bio, a global leader in bioinformatics software with a focus on next-generation sequencing (NGS). This acquisition enables QIAGEN to create a complete workflow from biological sample to valuable molecular insights.

It strengthens QIAGEN’s rapidly emerging portfolio of “universal” products that can be used with any NGS sequencer as well as providing a key element to the portfolio of automated solutions for the GeneReader™ benchtop NGS sequencer workflow, which is currently in late-stage development.

CLC bio, a privately-held company based in Aarhus, Denmark, was founded in 2005 and has created the leading commercial data analysis solutions and workbenches for NGS. It serves leading research institutions and top pharmaceutical companies worldwide. CLC bio’s products are used as an integrating workbench to handle biological data generated by a sequencer through a series of analysis stages.

The addition of this portfolio follows QIAGEN’s recent acquisition of Ingenuity Systems, Inc., the market leader in solutions for handling biological data through the interpretation and reporting stages. CLC bio’s leading products are CLC Genomics Workbench, a comprehensive and user-friendly analysis package for analyzing, comparing and visualizing NGS data; and CLC Genomics Server, a flexible enterprise-level infrastructure and analysis backbone for NGS data analysis. The “cross-platform” systems offered by CLC bio support all major NGS platforms.

NGS initiative from biological sample to valuable molecular insights

QIAGEN is delivering on a strategic initiative to create an industry-leading portfolio of products and services to drive the adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in clinical research and diagnostics. Key elements include developing and commercializing an innovative sample-to-insight workflow incorporating the GeneReader™ benchtop NGS sequencer with the QIAcube and QIAcube NGS instruments for full automation of pre-analytical steps, and also integrating the market-leading biological data analysis, interpretation and reporting capabilities provided by CLC bio and Ingenuity.

More information

You can find more information about the acquisition and QIAGEN here in the full press release: QIAGEN Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results.


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