QIAGEN Announces Supply Agreement With Beckman Coulter, Inc. to Provide Sample Preparation Kits for the Vidiera(TM) NsP Platform

Beckman Coulter intends to market two of QIAGEN's automated sample preparation kits for use with their new Vidiera NsP nucleic acid sample preparation platform.

QIAGEN Announces Supply Agreement With Beckman Coulter, Inc. to Provide Sample Preparation Kits for the Vidiera(TM) NsP Platform

BioBOOM Op/Ed: Ok now what does that multimillion Beckman purchase of Agencourt mean since on April 27 they said it would acquire Agencourt Bioscience Corp., a privately held company that provides genomic services and nucleic acid purification products, for up to $140 million. Maybe this is more a diagnostics move but one has to wonder and certainly companies like Promega and Invitrogen(Dynal) miss out on another potential OEM arrangement because as we see over time in MDx, it looks like the "Q" inside strategy for front end is working.

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