QIAGEN Launches Streamlined Bioinformatics for RNA Sequencing of Liquid Biopsies

RNA-seq Explorer Solution generates clear insights for cancer 'omics' analyses

Apr 14, 2016, 16:05 ET from Qiagen

HILDEN, Germany and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced introduction of its unique RNA-seq Explorer Solution, a bioinformatics-driven approach to analysis and interpretation of "omics" data from liquid biopsy-based research. RNA-seq Explorer Solution is a new tool which integrates Ingenuity® Pathway Analysis™, Biomedical Genomics Workbench® and other QIAGEN bioinformatics solutions to generate clear insights for research into improved detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The solution will be demonstrated at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

"The RNA-seq Explorer Solution provides the most powerful bioinformatics tool for the analysis and interpretation of RNA sequencing data from liquid biopsies, including from tumor-derived exosomes. Next-generation sequencing of liquid biopsies, one of the most promising new ways of detecting and characterizing cancer, demands the highest-accuracy tools to make sense of inherently noisy data," said Dr. Laura Furmanski, Senior Vice President and head of QIAGEN's Bioinformatics Business Area. "QIAGEN's streamlined RNA solution transforms raw data from liquid biopsies into valuable insights - a significant milestone for liquid biopsy analysis of indications such as cancer. The best bioinformatics will drive progress in precision medicine and cancer management."

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