Webcast Alert: QIAGEN N.V. Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call

VENLO, Netherlands, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QIAGEN N.V. (Nasdaq: QGEN) announces the following Webcast:

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site www.QIAGEN.com.

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands holding company, is a leading provider of innovative technologies and products for pre-analytical sample preparation and molecular diagnostics solutions. QIAGEN has developed a comprehensive portfolio of more than 500 proprietary, consumable products and automated solutions for sample collection, and nucleic acid and protein handling, separation, and purification. QIAGEN also supplies diagnostic kits, tests, and assays for human and veterinary molecular diagnostics. The company's products are sold to academic research markets, and to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; as well as to diagnostics laboratories. QIAGEN also provides purification and testing solutions to applied testing markets: such as forensics, animal or food testing, and pharmaceutical process control.

QIAGEN employs more than 2,600 people worldwide. QIAGEN products are sold through a dedicated sales force and a global network of distributors in more than 40 countries.

Further information about QIAGEN can be found at www.qiagen.com.

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SOURCE QIAGEN N.V.

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