QIAGEN is a provider of sample and assay technologies and products. It has a leadership position in molecular testing solutions in molecular diagnostics, life sciences research and applied testing. It has over 500 proprietary, consumable products and automated solutions for applications including sample collection, DNA, RNA and protein handling, separation and purification, and open and target-specific assays. It is a Netherlands-based holding company with main bases in the US and Germany. It employs over 3,000 people worldwide and its products are sold in over 40 countries.