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More IVD Consolidation as Danaher Acquires Iris

CEO SUMMARY: Danaher Corporation continues to fuel growth by continually acquiring in vitro diagnostics (IVD) companies. Its latest purchase is Iris International, which manufactures automated urine microscopy systems. Danaher also has $5 billion available that it could spend in the next two years on acquisitions. Because of its acquisitions over the past decade, Danaher now

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September 13, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing a method that might make it possible to diagnose and treat cancer through the use of special microneedles they developed. NCSU researchers use the microneedles to deliver nanoscale dyes based on quantum dots to locations under the skin. “Our findings are significant, in part, because this technology

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Olympus Diagnostics Unit Sold to Beckman Coulter

CEO SUMMARY: For Beckman Coulter, the opportunity to acquire the diagnostics business of Olympus Corporation was compelling for at least two reasons. One, the chemistry and automation products of both companies are quite complementary. Two, in a steadily-consolidating in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry, Beckman’s acquisition of the Olympus diagnostics unit was an important strategic response.

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Misys Health Restructures By Selling Two Divisions

CEO SUMMARY: Misys Healthcare Systems of London, England, has sold its diagnostic LIS systems to Vista Equity Partners of San Francisco, California, for $381.5 million. The deal raises several questions, particularly for those labs currently running Misys laboratory information systems (LIS). Will the new owner make the substantial investment required to upgrade the LIS and

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Global Laboratory Trends Dominated by Rising Costs and Labor Shortage

“The Web has transformed many industries and it’s clearly affected our industry. This trend will help raise the bar in quality and overall performance among laboratories and manufacturers.”
—Jim Reid-Anderson
Chairman, President, and CEO of Dade Behring
CEO Summary: Recently, THE DARK REPORT conducted a roundtable interview with executives of Dade Behring. Present were Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President

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