(C) Qiagen 2010 - Michael CollasiusLaboratory Automation: Everyone Re-invents The Wheel

February 2010. The molecular diagnostics industry is aiming at automation of the screening process spanning over three core steps: sample preparation, analysis, and detection. The Achilles’ heel of laboratory instrument development is a persisting lack of interconnectivity or cross-company standards which demanding customers require.

However, divide et impera – divide customers, fragment markets they are in, and conquer these – big pharma customers are not anymore happy with such suppliers’ marketing strategies. Michael Collasius, Vice President Automated Systems Qiagen NV, discussed with B2Bioworld the issues. With an addendum by Peer Michael Schatz


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