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Amazon Sells COVID-19 Test Kit for At-Home Use by Consumers

QUIETLY AND WITHOUT MUCH ATTENTION, online retailing giant Amazon began to sell a COVID-19 molecular test to consumers for at-home testing. This is consistent with other actions Amazon has taken to generate revenue during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.  …

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Lab Briefs: Roche, GenMark Diagnostics, Thermo Fisher, Mesa Biotech, ProPath

Roche to Acquire GenMark Diagnostics LAST MONTH, Roche and GenMark Diagnostics announced a definitive merger agreement for Roche to acquire GenMark in a transaction valued at $1.8 billion. …

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Critics Say New At-Home Test Is Expensive and Late to Market

ONCE AGAIN, THE COMBINATION of the pandemic and the federal government may be creating a credible new competitor in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry. This time, the lucky company is Ellume, which was just awarded $231.8 million from the Biden administration to s…

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Surprise! Many Fewer Cases of Flu in US, Canada, Europe

IN NORTH AMERICA, THE INFLUENZA SEASON IS NOW UNDERWAY.  But it is starting off much slower than in past years. What makes this significant is that the number of influenza cases as reported by Europe and countries in the southern hemisphere also has been much lower than in a typical year….

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State of California’s COVID Lab Producing Inconclusive Results

Inconclusive COVID-19 test results and delays in reporting results continue to plague the state of California’s brand new clinical laboratory, located in Valencia. That’s according to reports by several news outlets in the Golden State.  On Nov. 20, …

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Healthcare, Lab Market Trends Central Focus at Executive War College

Powerful forces are at work transforming the U.S. healthcare system and the clinical laboratories that serve it. These forces will be identified and discussed at the upcoming 25th annual Executive War College…

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Two Collaborations: LabCorp-Thermo Fisher, Roche-Illumina

In  deals  related  to  the  pursuit of companion diagnostics, two lab companies announced collaboration deals with companies that manufacture gene-sequencing equipment. The deals were announced on consecutive days earlier this month. Financial terms were not disclosed. On Jan. 13, Ro…

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