Tag: diagnostics research

Federal Court Rules on Specimen Ownership

CEO SUMMARY: Recently, a federal appeals court affirmed a district court ruling concerning who owns human tissue specimens that are stored for research and other uses. While most clinical laboratories routinely discard many types of human specimens after use, any research facility or IVD manufacturer that retains specimens should review the new legal issues raised

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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 to enter the clinical diagnostics market signals a serious intent to develop services that support individualized

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“January 6, 1997 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Interesting bedfellows have come together in Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (formerly Corning Clinical Laboratories) announced an agreement to “explore joint ventures in laboratory testing, medical informatics and molecular diagnostics research.” This is early evidence that Quest seeks to diversify away from routine testing services.


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