CEO SUMMARY: Cytyc Corporation will pay more than one half billion dollars to purchase Digene, Inc., and its DNA Capture HPV test. For Cytyc, this may prove to be a strategic masterstroke. In the short term, it alters the competitive balance in the market for liquid preparation Pap testing products, where Cytyc already holds more
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LAB MEETINGS CONTINUE WITH STRONG ATTENDANCE
DESPITE THE HASSLES that now come with cross-country travel, laboratorians throughout the United States continue to support industry meetings.
Traditionally the largest lab meeting of the fall season, “Lab Institute 2001” expects good attendance. Dennis Weissman, Publisher of Washington G- 2 Intelligence Reports and producer of the conference, tells THE DARK
CEO SUMMARY: DNA testing will be a primary tool in identifying victims of this major disaster. Officials in New York City are formulating a plan whereby private labs will do DNA testing in conjunction with New York State Police laboratories. Laboratory Corporation of America has been designated as a public collection site where victim’s family
ROTARY CLUBS LAUNCH MEXICO-BASED CERVICAL SCREENING EFFORT
IN MEXICO, Rotary International will attack the problem of cervical cancer among Mexican women by supporting a screening program that utilizes human papillomavirus (HPV) testing.
Called “Test for Life,” the program will be run by local Rotary clubs in Mexico and the United States. It is funded by a grant
FEDERAL ATTORNEY SERVES SUBPOENA ON DIANON SYSTEMS
NEWS BROKE LAST WEEK that DIANON Systems, Inc. had received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut for documents relating to laboratory billing.
Apparently “LabScam” is still alive and well within the Department of Justice. LabScam is the OIG’s code word for its extensive investigations into claims of
Last Thursday was the day Dynacare, Inc. hoped to place its initial public offering. Dynacare seeks to raise as much as $89 million by selling its shares to the public. However, the unresolved presidential election on Tuesday caused turmoil on the stock market during the remainder of the week. As this issue of THE DARK REPORT