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July 25, 2012 9:30 AM ET
Albert Fleury – Director, IR
Peer Schatz – CEO
Roland Sackers – CFO
Daniel Wendorff – Commerzbank
Tycho Peterson – JP Morgan
Bill Quirk – Piper Jaffray
Pete – William Blair
Romain Zana – Exane BNP Paribas
Jeff Elliott – Robert W Baird
Doug Schenkel – Cowen & Co
Vamel Geven – Credit Suisse
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the QIAGEN Conference Call on the Q2 Results 2012. (Operator Instructions)
I would now like to turn the conference over to Albert Fleury, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Finance NA. Please go ahead sir.
Thank you, operator. Good afternoon and welcome to the QIAGEN conference call to discuss our latest quarterly results. Joining me on the call are Peer Schatz, Chief Executive Officer; Roland Sackers, Chief Financial Officer; and John Gilardi, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. A copy of this announcement and the presentation for this conference call can be downloaded from the Investor Relations section of our webpage at www.qiagen.com.
Moving on to slide two, before I turn the call over to Peer, please keep in mind that the following discussions and responses to your questions reflect management’s view as of today, July 25, 2012. As we share information to help you better understand our business, we will make statements and provide responses that state our intention, beliefs, expectations, or predictions of the future. These constitute forward-looking statements for the purpose of the safe harbor provisions. They involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause QIAGEN’s actual results to differ materially from those projected.