Issue: Volume VII No. 7 - May 8, 2000

Is Your Lab Still Making Buggy Whips?

OUR FIFTH ANNUAL Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management is just around the corner. In just a few days, on May 16-17, 400 laboratory executives, administrators and pathologists will gather in New Orleans to learn the latest innovations in the management and operation of laboratories. That makes it timely for this crusty curmudgeon …

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LAB-InterLink Acquires Labotix Automation, Inc.

CEO SUMMARY: Here’s an interesting combination of expertise. LAB-InterLink has one of most sophisticated process control software products for running automated laboratory systems. Its acquisition of Labotix, resulting in the largest installed base of lab automation hardware in the United States, now allows it to combine proven hardware and software into a single automation solution …

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New Automation Tools Ready for Clinical Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Evidence grows that workstation automation and modular automation can be cost-effective solutions in the clinical laboratory. But the newest generation of automation technology presents lab administrators with a new challenge. Financial analysis and workplace reengineering are now essential skills for success. Lab managers who fail to upgrade their capabilities will find themselves at …

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Luminex Raises $83 Mil In Public Stock Offering

CEO SUMMARY: During the past year, Luminex Corporation moved swiftly to push its LabMAP™ multiplex testing technology into the bioassay marketplace. It found high interest among companies in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and bioresearch industries. Luminex executives say that a number of companies are working to have FDA-approved diagnostic test kits available for laboratories by year’s …

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Quantum Dot Corporation, Healtheon/WebMD, Illumea

QUANTUM DOT CORP. TO COLLABORATE WITH GENENTECH PROGRESS IS SWIFT AT Quantum Dot Corporation, based in Palo Alto, California. Quantum Dot announced an agreement to collaborate with Genentech, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California. The goal is to evalute Qdot™ nanocrystals in a number of Genentech’s biological research assays. Quantum Dot also raised another $30 …

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LabCorp Buys Two More California Laboratories

CEO SUMMARY: Laboratory Corporation of America is serving notice that it intends to increase its competitive presence in California, the largest market for diagnostic testing in the United States. It recently signed agreements to purchase two respected independent laboratory companies, one in Los Angeles, the other in San Diego. Owners of both acquired companies had …

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“May 8, 2000 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

There’s another healthcare Ecommerce company starting up. This one’s directed at the clinical laboratory industry. To be called “LabPortal.com,” it’s connected to Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner Inc., Park City Solutions, and American Medical Laboratories. LabPortal.com will be managed by Mark Johnston, who left an executive post at LabCorp to join the new firm. Digene Corporation’s …

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