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Mintz Guides QIAGEN In Its $150 Million Purchase Of Verogen

BOSTON – Mintz has served as legal counsel to long-standing client QIAGEN N.V. in its $150 million completed acquisition of Verogen, a leader in the use of next-generation sequencing technologies to drive the future of human identification and forensic investigation.

QIAGEN is a Netherlands based company that provides the technology to isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other material samples. QIAGEN and Verogen have been commercialization partners since June 2021.

The Mintz team acting for QIAGEN included Members Daniel Follansbee and Jonathan Kravetz, and Associate Wuqi Liu.

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