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Concerns Raised Over Pharmacogenetic Tests

CEO SUMMARY: Some executives at pharmacogenetic testing companies are criticizing the federal Food and Drug Administration for its recent actions to exercise oversight over PGx testing. But there is more to the story, said one expert who is a past adviser to the FDA on clinical laboratory…

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Finally, Abbott Buys Alere to Become #1 in POCT

CEO SUMMARY: After nearly two years of legal battles, Abbott Laboratories’ acquisition of Alere concluded on Oct. 3. Despite antitrust requirements to divest several of Alere’s diagnostic businesses to Quidel and Siemens Healthineers, the merger makes Abbott the world’s largest provider…

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February 3, 2014 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Last month, it was announced that Solstas Lab Partners of Greensboro, North Carolina, had agreed to be sold to Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. The sales price is $570 million and financial analysts on Wall Street estimate that the annual revenue at Solstas Lab Partne…

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CMS Cuts BRCA Price by 49% in Response to Competition

IN THE FINAL WEEKS OF 2013, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would reduce the price it pays for the BRCA genetic test by 49%, to $1,438, effective on January 1, 2014. For Myriad Genetics, Inc., this wa…

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Lots of IVD Acquisitions as Buyers Spend Money

CEO SUMMARY: Biggest deal in recent weeks was the $1.55 billion Beckman Coulter paid to acquire BioSite and its Triage BNP test. But the most interesting news may be the entry of 3M Corporation into clinical diagnostics, based on its acquisition of Acolyte Biomedica Ltd.,…

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More IVD Consolidation: DPC Sells to Siemens

CEO SUMMARY: It is a significant acquisition, and not just because Diagnostic Products Corporation has a major presence in immunodiagnostics. Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the dominant competitors in radiology. Its willingness to pony up almost $2 billion t…

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Major Changes at Dade Behring Soon to Be Visible In Lab Market

Its recent financial restructuring now complete, Dade Behring prepares a “brand building” campaign CEO SUMMARY: Dade Behring is poised to become a tough and high-profile competitor in the laboratory diagnostics marketplace. Earlier this month,…

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Marketing Approved Kits Against “Home Brews”

CEO SUMMARY: In past years, it was customary for laboratories to shift away from performing or ordering “home brew” tests in favor of FDA-approved test kits as they became available. However, new marketing models for diagnostic testing are shifting this long-standing practice. HIV res…

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Path Trends For 2002 Show Future Direction

CEO SUMMARY: Even as pressures to squeeze costs and consolidate within the pathology profession ease, a different set of market trends is exerting influence. Collectively, these trends portend the end of the small pathology group’s dominance of its local healthcare marketplace. It will …

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Strategic Business Failures Of The Laboratory Industry During the 1990s

If analysis is to be accurate and objective, it must recognize and praise successful accomplishments while at the same time recognizing and criticizing failures. Human nature being what it is, however, criticism of failed business decisions is painful and bound to generate denials by the parties invo…

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