VENLO, Netherlands, May 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QIAGEN N.V. (Nasdaq:QGEN) (Frankfurt:QIA) has posted its 2010 Annual Report on its website at http://www.qiagen.com/about/investorrelation/aboupdf/110509_qia_ar10_web.pdf.
QIAGEN's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010 has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2011. QIAGEN will provide printed copies of the 2010 Annual Report to shareholders free of charge upon request. To obtain a printed copy of the 2010 Annual Report please contact: PrecisionIR Group, 601 Moorefield Park Drive, Richmond, VA 23236, United States of America, Phone number +1-888-400-7789, Internet link .
QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample & Assay technologies. Sample technologies are used to isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from biological samples such as blood or tissue. Assay technologies are used to make these isolated biomolecules visible. QIAGEN has developed and markets more than 500 sample and assay products as well as automated solutions for such consumables. QIAGEN provides its products to molecular diagnostics laboratories, academic researchers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and applied testing customers for purposes such as forensics, animal or food testing and pharmaceutical process control. QIAGEN's assay technologies include one of the broadest panels of molecular diagnostic tests available worldwide. This panel includes the first FDA-approved test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the primary cause of cervical cancer. QIAGEN employs nearly 3,600 people in over 30 locations worldwide. Further information about QIAGEN can be found at http://www.qiagen.com/.
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CONTACT: Dr. Solveigh Mahler Director Investor Relations QIAGEN N.V. +49 2103 29 11710 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Albert F. Fleury Director Corporate Finance and IR North America QIAGEN N.V. +1 301 944 7028 e-mail: email@example.com