Late Breaking Lab News

January 10, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Imagine a medical lab temporarily closing because of the demand for too many tests! That’s just what happened at one of Australia’s largest medical lab companies. Australian Clinical Labs had to temporarily discontinue offering COVID-19 testing because test volumes had gotten too large. Au…

Read More



December 20, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

In Europe, Switzerland-based Unilabs will be acquired by a Danish company. Unilabs owns laboratories in at least 11 European countries and posted revenue of €2 billion euros (US $2.26 billion) in the financial year ending September. The seller is Apax Partners, a private equity compan…

Read More



November 29, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Pathologists interested in ways to automate the various manual steps in the histology laboratory may want to watch the progress of an emerging company. Clarapath of Hawthorne, N.Y., says it is “automating processes around the way tissue is processed onto glass slides via ‘sectioning,’ or…

Read More



November 8, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Last week, the state of California auto-renewed its controversial COVID-19 testing contract with PerkinElmer to run the Valencia Branch Laboratory. Designed, built, and operated by PerkinElmer, the lab began SARS-CoV-2 testing in the fall of 2020 and immediately was in the news for a range of …

Read More



October 18, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

One interesting development from the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is a new ability to collect genetic data on the virus and its variants from a growing number of countries across the globe. The World reported that “In March, the one millionth genomic sequence for the new coronavirus came from Chile; …

Read More



September 27, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Following the opening of her criminal trial in a Silicon Valley courtroom in recent weeks, Elizabeth Holmes—the disgraced ex-Founder and CEO of Theranos—continues to be the subject of news headlines. Federal prosecutors are calling witnesses to testify. Much of this testimony includes anec…

Read More



September 7, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

New diagnoses of cancer in the United States fell by almost 30% in the early months of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. That’s one conclusion in a paper authored by Quest Diagnostics and published on Aug. 31, in JAMA Network Open. Quest looked at the new diagnoses of eight common types of can…

Read More



August 16, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced ex-CEO of the now-defunct Theranos, continues to be in the news. In the past several weeks, news reports indicate that she gave birth to a child, but whether it is a boy or a girl has not been reported. Also in recent weeks, attorneys have been in court arguing …

Read More



July 26, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Intermountain Healthcare of Salt Lake City announced that it plans to close 25 of its 26 retail pharmacies as early as next month. It cited declining business and a new business arrangement with CVS Health, the national pharmacy chain. Daron Crowley, Intermountain’s media relations di…

Read More



July 6, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Did the SARS-CoV-2 virus infect people in the United States earlier than the first case diagnosed on Jan. 19, 2020? A newly-published study in Clinical Infectious Diseases, says there is evidence of COVID-19 infections in December 2019. The research team included scientists from the Nationa…

Read More



;