QIAGEN N.V. QGEN recently announced that it has inked an agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. Mckesson Corporation’s MCK affiliate will serve as the exclusive distributor of QIAGEN’s QIAstat-Dx syndromic testing solution in the acute market segment of U.S. hospitals, which have 200 beds or less. Mckesson Medical-Surgical will also distribute the solution in other select segments. This will enable QIAGEN to expand its reach within the healthcare market.
More About the Agreement
Through the agreement, McKesson becomes a non-exclusive distributor for future expansion of QIAstat-Dx into the non-acute retail clinics in U.S. retail pharmacies. The distribution relationship reinforces QIAGEN’s sales and marketing focus on the growing syndromic market in the larger hospitals and clinical laboratories setting.
The agreement with McKesson comes after the QIAstat-Dx syndromic testing system attained 510(k) approval from the FDA. The multiplex QIAstat-Dx Respiratory Panel for simultaneous qualitative detection and identification of multiple respiratory viral and bacterial pathogens also received FDA’s nod. This comprehensive respiratory panel identifies more than 20 pathogens and is the first test in a wide array of assays planned for QIAstat-Dx in the United States. Moreover, this includes the addition of a comprehensive gastrointestinal panel later in 2019.
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