Webcast of QIAGEN N.V.'s (Nasdaq: QGEN) First Quarter 2008 Financial Results Call Set for May 6

VENLO, The Netherlands, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QIAGEN N.V. (Nasdaq: QGEN) today announced the Webcast of its first quarter 2008 financial results call. The Webcast will take place at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 6, and will include remarks by Peer M. Schatz, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Roland Sackers, Chief Financial Officer.

The corresponding presentation slides are available for download in the investor relations section of QIAGEN's Web site at http://www.QIAGEN.com/goto/050608.

Contact: David Schull, Russo Partners, (212) 845-4271

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands holding company, is the leading provider of sample and 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 such isolated biomolecules visible. QIAGEN has developed and markets more than 500 consumable products as well as automated solutions for such consumables. The company 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 what is considered to be the broadest panel of molecular diagnostic tests available worldwide. This panel includes the only FDA-approved test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the primary cause of cervical cancer.

QIAGEN employs more than 2,700 people in over 30 locations worldwide. Further information about QIAGEN can be found at http://www.qiagen.com.

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SOURCE QIAGEN N.V.

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