Month: November 2000

Prognostic versus Diagnostic Lab Medicine

MOST OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE RACE TO DEVELOP effective laboratory tests and pharmaceuticals based on rapidly-developing genetic and molecular knowledge. We all ask the same question: when will my laboratory have to buy this technology and offer these new tests? For most of us, the answer is “not soon.” There is lots of …

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AmeriPath Will Acquire Inform DX for $44.6 Mil

CEO SUMMARY: It’s another example of consolidation in the anatomic pathology marketplace. AmeriPath, Inc.’s acquisition of Inform DX, Inc. positions the company to do as much as $350 million in revenues next year. By acquiring Inform DX, AmeriPath also gains entry into six more states. The financial performance of both companies is another sign that …

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Medical Arts Lab Opts To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

CEO SUMMARY: Dissident shareholders and a crushing debt burden are the reason Medical Arts Laboratory decided to file for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy laws. Both factors are the legacy of an ill-fated attempt to create a national laboratory organization between 1994 and 1997. It’s the story of a business strategy that brought Medical Arts …

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AmeriPath & InformDX Merging To Form Largest Anatomic Pathology Firm in U.S.

CEO SUMMARY: AmeriPath and InformDX shared several common elements in their respective business strategies. Both companies believe that pathology services are best delivered at the local level and benefit from the support of a national organization. Both companies believe that physicians must play a major role in designing and delivering anatomic pathology (AP) services. But …

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Cheerios® Teaching Consumers Facts About Laboratory Testing

FOR YEARS, BOTH HOSPITAL LABS and independent commercial labs considered physicians and payers to be the primary customers for lab testing. The lab testing needs of patients as customers seldom came up when lab managers discussed how to organize and deliver their lab’s testing services. In fact, most labs limited themselves to producing an array …

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“November 13, 2000 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Last Thursday was the day Dynacare, Inc. hoped to place its initial public offering. Dynacare seeks to raise as much as $89 million by selling its shares to the public. However, the unresolved presidential election on Tuesday caused turmoil on the stock market during the remainder of the week. As this issue of THE DARK REPORT …

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