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May 06, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Much is happening in the anatomic pathology market in the Pacific Northwest. PAML, LLC (Spokane, Washington), and CellNetix (Seattle, Washington) finally executed the agreement whereby PAML made an equity investment in CellNetix. Now, the two lab companies will collaborate on developing…

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August 15, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Last Friday, the acquisition of Southern Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc., of Birmingham, Alabama, was announced by Solstas Lab Partners of Greensboro, North Carolina. Steve Boyd, who is the Founder and CEO of Southern Diagnostics, will become a Senior Vice President at…

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Inaccurate Results + Quest Dominates News Cycle

CEO SUMMARY: Most laboratory professionals don’t know it yet, but significant changes occurred to the entire lab industry last week. After Quest Diagnostics Incorporated acknowledged that it was retesting tens of thousands of patients because 7% of the Vitamin D results it repo…

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Cytology Lab Uses Lean to Simplify Processes

CEO SUMMARY: Like many labs today, the gynecologic cytology laboratory at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics had a pre- and post-analytical work flow with many complex steps. This work flow—heavily influenced by a legacy of previous information systems—was inefficient, conta…

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SBCL Makes System-Wide Commitment To AutoPap

SOMEONE ALWAYS HAS TO BE FIRST to adopt new technology. In the case of automated cytology, it will be SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories (SBCL). SBCL and NeoPath, Inc. announced a four-year national agreement between the two companies on October 9 which will e…

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AutoCyte Moves One Step Closer To FDA Approval

CEO SUMMARY: Until now, AutoCyte has kept a relatively quiet presence in the automated cytology marketplace. That may soon change as the FDA takes action on the company’s PREP™ and SCREEN™ products. AutoCyte expects these products will boost productivity and quality in cytology labs…

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Pap Smear Technologies Battle For Market Share

CEO SUMMARY: Cytyc, NeoPath and Neuromedical each tapped the public capital markets during the past 18 months. Now investors expect to see earnings growth and dividends as soon as possible. Clinical laboratories should expect intensified sales and marketing efforts from these three compan…

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Unilab Pushes Insurers To Increase Cap Rates

CEO SUMMARY: California’s financially destructive capitation rates plunged two more laboratories into bankruptcy. Unilab’s actions indicate that even the largest laboratory company in the state can no longer survive without reimbursement relief. The question remains as to whether mana…

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