NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Qiagen said on Monday that it has appointed The Scientific Group (TSG) as its exclusive commercial partner for Africa, excluding South Africa and the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea).
Based in South Africa, TSG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascendis Medical. It supplies diagnostic laboratory equipment and consumables to pathology laboratories and provides research institutions and science companies with equipment and associated consumables, as well general lab reagents and consumables.
Qiagen said that it will closely support TSG in developing the market in Africa, including assistance in securing and managing national screening programs using Qiagen products for detecting human papillomavirus and latent tuberculosis infection.
Qiagen currently serves Africa through its office in Fourways, Johannesburg. In addition to its headquarters in Johannesburg, Ascendis Medical has offices in Zambia, Namibia, and Botswana.