Identity theft was a key part of a financial fraud that Adeniyi Adeyemi, 27, used to steal approximately $1 million from accounts belonging to 11 not-for-profits and trusts. Among the victims was the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Adeyemi was a computer technician at the Bank of New York Mellon. The Manhattan District Attorney’s
CEO SUMMARY: Need proof that the issues surrounding today’s Vitamin 25(OH) D are of keen interest to laboratory professionals? Not only did the EXECUTIVE WAR COLLEGE’S in depth sessions on Vitamin D draw a large audience and enthusiastic participation by attendees, but within weeks, two of the lab industry’s most-watched magazines published headline stories about
LAST MONTH, THE LABORATORY INDUSTRY lost one its most dedicated, full-time advocates. With his retirement in January, Joe Boone, Ph.D., ended a 31-year career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Boone started with the CDC in 1977. In 1992, he assumed his present position as Associate Director for Science, Division of Laboratory Systems
Psychiatry may soon have its first set of objective clinical laboratory blood tests for mood disorders. Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine recently published their findings in Molecular Psychiatry. Working with 11 different genes, they described a “predictive score [that was] developed based on a panel of 10 top candidate biomarkers (five for
CEO SUMMARY: It’s been a long path from concept to implementation for a competitive bidding demonstration involving clinical lab services. It was in the mid-1980s when CMS commenced work on designing such a demonstration. In the 1990s, RTI International continued development of the concept and, in 1998, it published a paper on the plan it
CEO SUMMARY: After two decades of study and preparation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pushing the laboratory profession toward the first pilot site in the Congressionally-mandated Medicare Clinical Laboratory Services Competitive Demonstration Project. Designed to drive down the price Medicare pays for laboratory tests, the plan CMS described at the December
WHENEVER A TREND COMES OF AGE, books appear to offer guidance on how to best benefit from such a trend. In the laboratory profession, point-of-care testing (POCT) is an example of a trend which is now ubiquitous in most large healthcare organizations.
Another trend currently gathering momentum in both healthcare and the laboratory profession is the
CEO SUMMARY: In the space of just nine weeks, Siemens AG purchased Diagnostic Products Corp. (DPC) and Bayer Diagnostics. Siemens paid $1.86 billion and $5.31 billion, respectively, for the two invitro diagnostics (IVD) companies. Once it closes the acquisition of Bayer Diagnostics, Siemens will have the third largest IVD business in the world. Experts predict
IT WAS A BUSY TIME LAST WEEK on the lab industry meeting circuit. THE DARK REPORT made the rounds and uncovered some valuable intelligence for lab directors and pathologists.
First on the meeting tour was Philadelphia, site of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual convention, held July 21-25. The number of exhibitors and the size
CEO SUMMARY: Enterprise Analysis Corporation has launched an ambitious survey that will include 150 laboratories performing molecular testing in the United States. Last week it released information about the first 51 labs contacted in this effort. The survey provides an intriguing look at what molecular tests laboratories are performing in the areas of infectious diseases,