SOURCE: Qiagen

May 24, 2007 09:15 ET

QIAGEN Introduces Novel Web-Based Product Finder for Any Application

Customer Support Tool Is Life Science Industry's First Interactive Solution to Help Users Select the Appropriate Kits

HILDEN, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2007 -- QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN), the world's leading provider of sample and assay technologies, today announced the introduction of the ProductFinder, an innovative on-line tool to help customers easily select the best sample and assay solutions for their specific application requirements.

The interactive tool, the first of its kind in the Life Science industry, covers QIAGEN's comprehensive portfolio of over 500 sample and assay products for all standard protocols and most special applications. All future QIAGEN products will be integrated into the ProductFinder, which is directly accessible from the company's website (

The database contains sound recommendations based on the company's know-how and broad experience in kit solutions, allowing more than 400,000 customers from academic and industrial research, Molecular Diagnostics and Applied Testing a fast and convenient process from selection to ordering. Answering five to eight questions by a simple mouse click will take customers to the most appropriate product suggestion for their individual needs.

"QIAGEN not only provides innovative products, but also corresponding support solutions for their optimal use," says Birgit Jostes, Senior Global Director Corporate Strategy and Marketing. "Many users in labs are quite often uncertain as to what product to choose for their applications. With our new ProductFinder they now have free and unlimited access to a complete new, updated and comprehensive selection tool."

The new, interactive tool will complement QIAGEN's Online Technical Support Center, which offers background information for all QIAGEN products, general protocols, literature and reference databases, etc. The ProductFinder is available at the QIAGEN website at


QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands holding company, is the worldwide leading provider of sample and assay technologies for research in life sciences, applied testing and molecular diagnostics. The products are considered standards in areas such as pre-analytical sample preparation and molecular diagnostics solutions. QIAGEN has developed a comprehensive portfolio of more than 500 proprietary, consumable products and automated solutions for sample collection, nucleic acid and protein handling, separation, and purification and open and target specific assays. The company's products are sold to academic research markets, to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, to applied testing customers (such as in forensics, veterinary, bio-defense and industrial applications) as well as to molecular diagnostics laboratories. QIAGEN employs more than 1,950 people worldwide. QIAGEN products are sold through a dedicated sales force and a global network of distributors in more than 40 countries. Further information about QIAGEN can be found at

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