CEO SUMMARY: Several developments have moved the case forward since December when the American Clinical Laboratory Association filed suit in federal court against the Department of Health and Human Services. Inrecent weeks, ACLA filed for summary judgment; HHS responded with its own request for summary judgment; and most recently ACLA filed its rebuttal to the
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Big news last week was the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court that natural genes cannot be patented. The case was brought against Myriad Genetics, Inc., by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Association for Molecular Pathology, and several other plaintiffs. The decision invalidated some of the patents held by Myriad for the BRCA 1
HOSPITAL LAB CLOSED, STAFF EVACUATED AFTER LAB SPECIMEN SPILL
IT’S NOT OFTEN THAT A HOSPITAL LABORATORY needs to be closed and decontaminated following a lab accident. Yet that is what happened on April 2 at 495-bed Grand River Hospital in Kitchner, Ontario.
The problem was caused by the release of the soil fungus coccidioides when a specimen
There’s been strong growth at two companies featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2005 list of “America’s Fastest-Growing Small Public Companies.” Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. earned a ranking as number 28 on the list. Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. was ranked at number 64. Another company of interest which made the list was Meridian Bioscience, Inc., listed at number