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August 23, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

With the goal of developing biomarkers useful in diagnosing a variety of cancers, Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., and Novartis AG announced a research partnership on July 30. It is an early example of a collaboration between a diagnostics company and a pharmaceutical com…

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New Clinical Lab Trends To Shape Events in 2010

CEO SUMMARY: In presenting this list of macro trends for clinical laboratories, several themes are in play. They range from a continued emphasis on improving lab operations to the need to acquire and deploy sophisticated information technology. During the next few years, the long…

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2009’s Top Ten Lab Stories Reflect Some Good, Bad

CEO SUMMARY: As the closing year of the first decade of the new century and the new millennium, 2009 brought neither disruption nor upheaval to the majority of laboratories in the United States. Rather, it was marked by at least two themes. One was how public disclosure of problems with l…

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The $1,000 Genome and Laboratory Testing

IT WAS 1953 WHEN JAMES D. WATSON AND FRANCIS CRICK, working from X-ray data collected by Rosalind Franklin, described the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. That discovery inspired scientists to begin investigating the genetic basis of life. In the 56 years since Watson and Crick published …

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Costs Falling Swiftly for Whole Genome Sequence

CEO SUMMARY: Several companies want to be first to achieve the holy grail in sequencing: an accurate whole human genome sequence produced in an hour for $1,000. Complete Genomics announced earlier this month that it could sequence the full human genome for a materials cost of $4,400 (not …

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Molecular Advances Soon To Reshape Anatomic Path

CEO SUMMARY: Early this month, the second annual Molecular Summit assembled molecular first movers and early adopters to discuss their efforts to integrate molecular imaging and molecular diagnostics in patient care. One clear message emerged from two days of presentations and di…

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Genome Sequencing Promises to be Disruptive

EVERYONE SHOULD CAREFULLY READ OUR LEAD STORY ON THE FACING PAGE. Titled “Rapid Gene Sequencing Predicted by Mid-2009,” it is a revealing look at the declaration of California-based Complete Genetics that, in less than eight months, it will begin delivering full human genome sequ…

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Rapid Genome Sequencing Predicted by Mid-2009

CEO SUMMARY: In the same way that the Human Genome Project was disrupted by the entry of C. Craig Venter and Perkin-Elmer in what was then a 15-year, $3 billion project, now Complete Genetics of Mountain View, California, is disrupting the race to the $1,000 human genome sequence. Develop…

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Private Consortium Plans To Decode Human Genes

CEO SUMMARY: Five years ago, the only option for mapping was to involve the government. New advancements in technology have lowered costs so radically that now private companies are willing to use their own funds to map the human genome. This brings the day ever closer when genetics-based…

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