QIAGEN and DiaSorin Partner to Offer Fully Automated Tuberculosis Detection With QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus Available on LIAISON Analyzer Systems

SALUGGIA, Italy, HILDEN, Germany, and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, January 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

        - QIAGEN's QuantiFERON-TB customers to gain access to fully automated workflow
        - DiaSorin to add novel content to already broad LIAISON menu, over 7,000 systems
        - QIAGEN announces milestone of over 40 million QuantiFERON-TB tests since launch  

QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: QIA) and DiaSorin (FTSE Italy Mid Cap: DIA) announced today a groundbreaking partnership that plans to add QIAGEN's QuantiFERON-TB diagnostic test to the menu of DiaSorin's LIAISON family of fully automated analyzers.

This addition will enable customers of both companies to process QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus), the fourth-generation modern gold standard for latent tuberculosis (TB) detection, on LIAISON family platforms. Laboratories using QFT-Plus to safeguard at-risk patients by screening for latent TB infection will have access to a fully automated, flexible workflow on LIAISON family analyzers in addition to the currently available workflow solutions. More than 7,000 LIAISON systems have already placed worldwide, primarily in hospital laboratories.

QFT-Plus marks the first assay from QIAGEN's QuantiFERON portfolio that is planned to be adapted for use on the LIAISON family systems. Additional assays based on QuantiFERON technology, which offers a unique, efficient way to detect asymptomatic infections and other risks that cannot be discovered with standard diagnostic technologies, are under consideration.

QuantiFERON assays such as QFT-Plus are based on two components: (1) QuantiFERON Blood Collection Tubes, which contain key components of the test reaction that is uniquely performed in tube after blood collection; and (2) the QuantiFERON test read-out components, which are used to measure the release of interferon gamma after in-tube incubation. QFT-Plus currently runs in laboratories on standard detection equipment.

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SOURCE Qiagen N.V.