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QIAGEN Announces Third Co-Development Program for Companion Diagnostics Paired With Lilly's Investigational Cancer Compounds
Date:11/18/2013

HILDEN, Germany, and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Collaboration aims to use QIAGEN's companion diagnostic development capabilities to create a companion diagnostic paired with a novel oncology compound from Lilly
  • New partnership builds on Lilly-QIAGEN framework agreement for development of advanced diagnostic tests to guide treatment with innovative therapies
  • Third project follows success of FDA-approved therascreen  KRAS test in metastatic colorectal cancer and clinical development of JAK2 genetic test in blood cancers

QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) today announced an agreement with Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) to develop and commercialize a molecular companion diagnostic paired with a novel Lilly oncology compound. This is the third co-development project by QIAGEN and Lilly to create companion diagnostics, which are tests that analyze genomic information in patient samples to enable personalized decisions on treatments. The latest collaboration, involving an undisclosed Lilly compound and an undisclosed molecular diagnostic target, builds on a master collaboration agreement for development of tailored therapies in cancer and other therapeutic areas signed earlier this year.

QIAGEN and Lilly are long-standing partners in personalized healthcare. QIAGEN's therascreen® KRAS RGQ PCR Kit has been widely adopted by laboratories since its July 2012 approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a companion diagnostic. The therascreen KRAS Test detects gene mutations in metastatic colorectal
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