IVD/Lab Informatics

National Lab Says It Will Help with Supply Chain Services

RECOGNIZING THAT SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES are troublesome to some of its clinical laboratory customers, one national lab company has announced it would like to help solve those issues.  In September, Quest Diagnostics issued a press release describing …

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Use Histology Laboratory Data to Illustrate Specimen ‘Life Cycle’

BECAUSE OF THE CHALLENGING LABOR MARKET, pathology labs need ways to boost staff productivity. To help identify workflow bottlenecks, one approach is to examine lab data and encourage bench teams to think holistically about specimen movement in the lab. [caption id=”attachment_36932″ align=”alignl…

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Eight Macro Trends for Clinical Labs in 2023

CEO SUMMARY: Laboratory administrators and pathologists will want to carefully study eight important trends that will guide their business strategies in 2023. Many of these macro trends center on financial and operational difficulties and ways to steer around these obstacles. Anothe…

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Siemens Healthineers Plans to Streamline Product Offerings

DURING A 15-MONTH STRETCH FROM 2006-2007, Siemens Healthineers spent $14 billion to acquire three competing companies and their various technologies.  Today, Siemens is preparing to sunset as many as half of its legacy instruments and assays, whic…

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2022’s Top 10 Lab Stories Confirm Challenging Times

CEO SUMMARY: There are valuable insights to be gleaned from The Dark Report’s “Top 10 Lab Industry Stories for 2022.” Several of this year’s story picks involve external forces reshaping healthcare in the United States in profound ways. Other story picks for 2022 illustrate …

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Analytics Lets Labs Offset Staffing Woes

CEO SUMMARY: For hospital laboratories confronting worker shortages, data analytics can be useful for improving workflows and determining effective staffing levels. This information can also induce changes that may improve employee morale. Two experts discuss three analytics reports…

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Top Public IVD Companies Report Q3/Q4 2022 Earnings

IT WAS A MIXED BAG OF THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS for the nation’s largest in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers, with COVID-19 testing volume a contributing factor.  Fluctuating demand for SARS-CoV-2 testing proved perplexing, as some IV…

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Babson Diagnostics’ Hybrid Model Combines Quality, Convenience

CEO SUMMARY: Responding to its own data about consumer preferences, healthcare technology company Babson Diagnostics is pursuing a new hybrid model for blood draws that it believes brings together the best of clinical laboratories and retail pharmacies. Laboratory managers and patho…

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Reports Say Qiagen and Bio-Rad Discussing Potential IVD Merger

More consolidation in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) mar­ket may soon happen. Bio-Rad Laboratories and Qiagen are reportedly in merger discussions. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story on Oct. 10, tabbed the potential deal as being worth …

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Thermo Fisher Expands Menu to Offset COVID-19 Decreases

IT’S NOT JUST CLINICAL LABORATORIES seeking ways to repurpose the analyzers and automation they used to perform SARS-CoV-2 testing. As the pandemic continues to ease, some in vitro diagnostics (IVD) companies want to help their lab customers by expanding the types of diagnostic tests than can …

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