GERMANTOWN, Maryland, and HILDEN, Germany, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The ipsogen JAK2 assay is processed on QIAGEN's Rotor-Gene® Q MDx system, which is a member of the modular QIAsymphony® family of automation solutions that offers a full Sample to Insight workflow. It also marks the fifth FDA clearance or approval of a QIAGEN oncology-related test for personalized healthcare. QIAGEN continues to expand its pipeline of Sample to Insight technologies for personalized healthcare applications and intends to submit more tests for regulatory clearance or approval. More than 20 master collaboration agreements have been reached with leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies to co-develop and market companion diagnostics assays.
QIAGEN's ipsogen JAK2 assay is the first and only FDA-cleared kit for the JAK2 V617F mutation, which found in nearly all patients with Polycythemia Vera and belongs to a group of blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) that affect about 300,000 patients in the United States. The JAK2 V617F mutation is important for the diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera (PV), according to the 2016 World Health Organization classification of myeloid neoplasms. About 9,000 new PV cases a year are diagnosed.
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