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Qiagen announces new chief medical officer appointment

12th July 2010

Qiagen has announced that Dr Ellen Sheets, former general manager of Predictive Biosciences, has joined the company in the role of chief medical officer.

Dr Sheets took up the role on July 6th 2010 and brings extensive industry experience to the science firm, having also previously occupied key positions at Hologic, as well as acting as a consultant to the US Food and Drug Administration.

In her new role at Qiagen, Dr Sheets will take responsibility for developing the company’s strategy for discovering biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, in addition to their clinical evaluation.

Dr Joachim Schorr, Qiagen’s senior vice-president for global research and development, expressed confidence that the new chief medical officer’s “rich expertise” will be an asset to the firm.

He said: “She will help leverage Qiagen’s capabilities to discover and validate new biomarkers, strengthen our position as a premium partner for biomedical and pharmaceutical institutions and generate new content for all segments of molecular diagnostics.”

Last month, Qiagen announced a new collaboration with Genome Diagnostics to create a new range of molecular tests for a variety of healthcare applications.

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