21 May 2015 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
Qiagen expands in Malaysia
Qiagen has inaugurated a new office to serve growing base of customers
Singapore: Expanding its operation in Malaysia, Qiagen has inaugurated a new office to serve growing base of customers for Sample to Insight solutions, enabling them to help fight diseases using molecular diagnostics, break new ground in research for the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry, and protect the public through food safety and forensics testing applications.
The inauguration was done in presence of YB Datuk Dr Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Malaysia's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), and HE Michael Holger, Germany's Ambassador to Malaysia.
"Opening this new office marks a milestone for QIAGEN. We have grown rapidly in Malaysia since 2006. Our expansion is gaining momentum as we serve Malaysia's doctors, hospitals and diagnostic laboratories, university researchers, growing biotech and pharma industry, and other labs," said Mr Ian Martin, vice president Asia Pacific, Qiagen.
"We have many initiatives, such as a partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Health to enhance cervical cancer screening, work with tuberculosis control authorities to protect high-risk individuals from active TB, and support for reliable food testing such as ensuring Halal integrity. QIAGEN's mission is to make improvements in life possible, and we appreciate the welcoming business environment in Malaysia."