Tag: clinical biochemistry

Why Pharma, Private Equity Want to Reshape Lab Industry

CEO SUMMARY: A disruptive force that involves precision medicine, pharmaceutical companies, and venture capital investors is poised to reshape the clinical laboratory industry. Genetic knowledge makes it possible to match cancer drugs to specific mutations. Pharma companies and professional investors recognize that control of diagnostic technologies and companion diagnostic tests enable them to gain better access

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Theranos, Capital Blue Sign Lab Test Agreement

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CEO SUMMARY: With each passing month, Theranos is looking more like a traditional clinical laboratory company, based on how it is expanding its patient service center network and courier/logistics system into different regions while pursuing managed care contracts with health insurers. Meanwhile, respected laboratory scientists and physicians are using peer-reviewed medical journals to point out that Theranos has yet to publish details about the performance of its diagnostic technology to enable independent validation.

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Quality Assurance Regs to Tighten for UK Labs

CEO SUMMARY: In the United Kingdom, a window of opportunity has opened for improving the quality assurance activities of pathology and histopathology laboratories. Last week, at the Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine conference, the newly-published “Pathology Quality Assurance Review” was the focus of several keynote sessions. One recommendation is to develop key assurance indicators (KAIs) that

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February 02, 2009 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Last week, THE DARK REPORT was in Birmingham, England, to participate in the sixth annual Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine (FiLM) conference. This event is co-produced by the Association of Clinical Biochemistry (ACB) and THE DARK REPORT. It provides an opportunity to learn more about healthcare in the United Kingdom and how clinical laboratories serve this single-payer

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UK Laboratories Pushed to Serve Primary Care

CEO SUMMARY: At the fifth annual Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine (FiLM) meeting in Birmingham, England, lab administrators and pathologists from the United Kingdom and the United States gathered to share knowledge about innovations in the management of clinical laboratories. The event sold out for the second consecutive year, demonstrating the keen interest in the United

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