HILDEN, Germany and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, October 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the launch of automated high-throughput solutions, developed in partnership with Hamilton Robotics, to serve the growing need for DNA fingerprinting of samples for human identity databases. The streamlined automated workflows enable high-throughput assay setup for analyzing large numbers of reference samples collected for law enforcement databases.
"QIAGEN is pleased to partner with Hamilton to launch complete, efficient solutions for human identity workflows, especially to help increase capacity and relieve backlogs in law enforcement database laboratories. This substantially broadens our presence in forensics and human ID," said Dr. Thomas Schnibbe, Senior Director and Head of QIAGEN's global forensics franchise. "Our Investigator® STR GO! Kits for amplification of short tandem repeats (STRs) already provide fast, convenient processing of samples. The workflow developed with Hamilton includes QIAGEN's new STAR Q instrument line for efficient pre-treatment and assay setup, coupling robust chemistry with a streamlined process to deliver speed, low unit cost and high quality. Furthermore the solution features QIAGEN's new Quality Sensor, a novel internal performance control perfecting quality monitoring in highly automated processes."