Issue: Volume VIII No. 5 - April 9, 2001

Identifying Future Lab Winners From Losers

TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO DO SOME CRYSTAL BALL-GAZING as a way to make a point about strategic business planning for laboratories. As you will read here, our Editor-In-Chief has analyzed the year-end balance sheets of the two newest publicly-traded laboratory companies. The purpose of his intelligence briefing is to assess the balance sheet strengths …

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THE DARK REPORT Honors Lab “Movers & Shakers”

CEO SUMMARY: It’s time again to recognize and honor the lab industry’s strong leaders in innovative management. These laboratory executives are implementing business strategies designed to position their lab organizations to serve the changing needs of the healthcare system. Their vision and willingness to “stay the course” are traits they hold in common. IT’S BEEN …

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New Cytology Technology Entering Study Phase

CEO SUMMARY: There’s a new contestant in the ongoing battle to win the Pap smear technology wars. Ampersand Medical Corporation, by signing a strategic alliance with AmeriPath, Inc., has signaled that it’s ready to bring its technology to market. AmeriPath will play a major role in expediting clinical studies and both companies hope to formally …

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Tissue Banking May Be Source Of New Pathology Revenues

CEO SUMMARY: Evidence is accumulating that tissue banking may be where the “rubber meets the road;” where pharma money funds technology enhancements that directly benefit the profession of pathology. Without question, the need by pharma, biotech, and genomic companies to access, analyze and understand the tissue of targeted subpopulations is creating an opportunity for savvy …

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Specialty Labs and Dynacare Have Balance Sheet Differences

SINCE LAST FALL’S SUCCESSFUL IPOs (initial public offering) raised $92 million for Specialty Laboratories, Inc. and $50 million for Dynacare, Inc., the financial fortunes of the two lab companies have begun moving in different directions. Lab administrators and pathologists can better understand the diverging business directions of Specialty Labs and Dynacare by studying each lab’s …

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“April 9, 2001 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

There’s another commercial laboratory working toward its ISO-9001 certification. CEO Roy Trucks of Doctors Laboratory, Inc. in Valdosta, Georgia reports that implementation of ISO-mandated procedures is going well. The goal is to pass the audit and receive the ISO-9001 certificate by October 2001. Trucks also indicates that the new management methods have already begun boosting …

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