Qiagen is among the leading providers of sample and assay technologies. The company s sample technologies are used to isolate DNA, RNA and proteins from biological samples. Its assay technologies are then used to make specific target biomolecules, such as the DNA of a specific virus, visible for subsequent analysis. Qiagen has developed more than 500 consumable products and automated solutions. The company serves academic researchers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, molecular diagnostics laboratories and forensics markets. It employs more than 2,600 people in nearly 30 locations worldwide. Qiagen maintains a location in Valencia, Calif.