Reagent development at commercial (PCR) kit provider and cooperation opportunities for industry and OEM partners

QIAGEN is a leading provider of PCR solutions with proven experience in both the development of reagents and assays and optimizing production procedures of enzymes and kits. The ongoing relationship with third parties in custom and OEM business has created a range of opportunities and support options QIAGEN can offer from its own experience in kit and assay development. The speaker will describe QIAGEN's approach to kit development and respective support options for OEM and custom business around RT- and PCR-enzymes, mastermix formulations, or assay development and supply.

Dirk Schacht, Associate Director Global Product Management, QIAGEN PCR Systems & Assays

Dirk Schacht
Dirk Schacht obtained his Diploma in Biology, which was focused on microbiology and genetics, from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Before joining QIAGEN in 1998, he held various national and international sales and marketing positions in diagnostic companies. Dirk is currently Associate Director Global Product Management in QIAGEN's PCR Systems & Assays Team.