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Did Wrong Strategy Sink Westcliff Medical Labs?

CEO SUMMARY: All sorts of people will argue all sorts of opinions about the financial demise of BioLabs, Inc., and its subsidiary, Westcliff Medical Laboratories, Inc., and why it ended up in a California bankruptcy court. Documents filed in the case indicate that, from the birth…

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Sonic Health Wins Irish Contract for Pap Testing

CEO SUMMARY: Evidently the Irish Health Service is satisfied with its decision to outsource all the nation’s cervical cancer screening tests. In recent weeks, it announced that two international laboratory companies would handle Pap testing for the next two years. Sonic Healthc…

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January 29, 2007 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

To make its laboratory test results available to physicians via cellular telephones and wireless PDAs, Spectrum Laboratory Network of Greensboro, North Carolina, will use the MercuryMD service of Thompson Healthcare . Spectrum sales reps will install MercuryMD on th…

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Sonic Pays $180 Million In Acquisition of AEL

CEO SUMMARY: In a transaction that was quietly negotiated, Sonic Healthcare Ltd. will purchase American Esoteric Laboratories, Inc. (AEL). News of the sale was released Friday and the sale may close in early January. Once it owns AEL, Sonic will have a major presence in Memphis, Tennessee…

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Pathologist Is on Board Of Central Florida RHIO

CEO SUMMARY: Participation in the development and implementation of Central Florida’s nascent regional health information organization (RHIO) is helping Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL), of Austin, Texas, achieve four strategic goals. Philip Chen, M.D., Ph.D., CPL’s Vice Presiden…

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Sonic Healthcare & CPL Make First Acquisition

CEO SUMMARY: Expanding from its base in Texas, Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Inc. (CPL) has acquired Cognoscenti Health Institute, LLC of Orlando, Florida. The deal was done discreetly and gives Sonic Healthcare, Ltd., parent of CPL, a solid foothold in Florida. Cognoscenti has also ma…

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New Lab Firm Life Cycle Demonstrated by Focus

CEO SUMMARY: When an investment group bought Focus Diagnostics, Inc. in 2000, its business objective was to increase the value of the business and sell it between year five and ten of its ownership. Thus, the announcement last Friday that Focus Diagnostics would be acquired by Quest Diagn…

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Picking Top Ten Stories Of 2005 for Lab Industry

CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT offers its pic…

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Private Equity Firms: Ready to Buy More Labs?

CEO SUMMARY: Times are good in the laboratory industry. At least that’s the opinion of a growing number of professional investors. They are searching throughout the country for laboratories to acquire. They are motivated by the consistent financial performance of many lab companies, bot…

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Bio-Reference Labs Develops Regional & Niche Strategies

CEO SUMMARY: Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (BRLI) of Elmwood Park, New Jersey is a lab company on a roll. In just five years, it has grown from $66 million to more than $160 million in annual revenues. For regional laboratories across the country, BRLI’s business strategies demon…

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