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Quest Acquires Two Labs, Two Other Health Firms

CEO SUMMARY: In the span of four days in September, Quest Diagnostics agreed to buy two lab companies and the lab testing service line of a third firm. In August, it purchased wellness company Provant Health, which had earlier filed a bankruptcy action. Each of these transactions helps Qu…

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May 29, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Ireland is dealing with a cervical cancer screening scandal that reaches back to laboratories in the United States. In recent months, the Irish public has learned that more than 200 women wrongly got negative Pap test results over a multi-year period. Many of these women did not learn of the erroneo…

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April 3, 2017 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

For readers with a continuing interest in Theranos, the latest development at the troubled lab testing company involves an offer by Founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, to its current shareholders. Various news outlets report that, for existing shareholders who agree not to sue Therano…

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April 11, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Tonya Mallory is back in the news and this time she is teaming up with the former CEO of Bon Secours Virginia to launch a new healthcare company. Mallory was formerly CEO of Health Diagnostic Laboratory of Richmond, Virginia. This is the lab…

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December 7, 2015 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Last week, a joint laboratory accreditation agreement was announced by AABB and the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The two associations will now collaborate to allow labs to obtain three assessments under one effort, including AABB accredit…

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February 17 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

GeneCentric is a new lab testing company in Durham, North Carolina that was started by former executives of Laboratory Corporation of America. It intends to raise $20 million in a Series B capital offering. GeneCentric’s business model is to license molecular diagnostic tests, then develop the…

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June 09, 2014 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News”

Inpatient utilization has declined in Boston, Indianapolis, and Newark. That’s the finding of a new report issued May 27 by Kaufman Hall, a consulting firm based in Skokie, Illinois. The data was collected by Tufts Medical Center in Boston; Barnabas Health in West Or…

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October 21, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

There is progress on the integration of digital pathology systems and proprietary algorithms designed to help pathologists make diagnoses. This month, Visiopharm and Omnyx LLC, announced a joint venture. On its own, in Europe last year, Visiopharm earned a CE mark fo…

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Quest Sells OralDNA, HemoCue To Clear Its Decks for 2013

THIS WEEK, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated will issue its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial report. In anticipation of this, the nation’s largest lab company has been cleaning out its closets, so to speak. With its new CEO finishing out his first eight months of service, …

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January 22, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Not-for-profit Boston Children’s Hospital will have majority interest in a new lab testing company. Claritas Genomics will be based in Waltham, Massachusetts, and will develop genetic and molecular diagnostic testing solutions. Life Technologies Corporation…

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