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QIAGEN partners with Clinical Genomics to monitor patients for recurrence of colorectal cancer.

M2 EQUITYBITES-August 22, 2017-QIAGEN partners with Clinical Genomics to monitor patients for recurrence of colorectal cancer

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QIAGEN (NASDAQ:QGEN) (Frankfurt Prime Standard:QIA) on Monday reported the launch of an agreement to provide testing as well as monitor the recurrence of colorectal cancer patients, as conveniently as possible, in partnership with Clinical Genomics, a private company developing evidence-based diagnostic tools for colorectal cancer.

Under the partnership, QIAGEN has implemented the PAXgeneBlood ccfDNA Tube sample collection in Clinical Genomics' Colvera colorectal cancer (CRC) recurrence assay.

According to the companies, Colvera is an integrated liquid biopsy solution that is designed to enable easy and accurate monitoring for recurrence of colorectal cancer with a simple blood test collected in a physician's office. PAXgene allows a simple blood collection at the physician's office, with no on-site processing required.

The convenient blood test uses novel technology to test for recurrence of tumors by detecting circulating DNA that may indicate recurrence of a cancer, concluded the companies.

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