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Use Histology Laboratory Data to Illustrate Specimen ‘Life Cycle’

BECAUSE OF THE CHALLENGING LABOR MARKET, pathology labs need ways to boost staff productivity. To help identify workflow bottlenecks, one approach is to examine lab data and encourage bench teams to think holistically about specimen movement in the lab. [caption id=”attachment_36932″ align=”alignl…

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Siemens Healthineers Plans to Streamline Product Offerings

DURING A 15-MONTH STRETCH FROM 2006-2007, Siemens Healthineers spent $14 billion to acquire three competing companies and their various technologies.  Today, Siemens is preparing to sunset as many as half of its legacy instruments and assays, whic…

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Top Public IVD Companies Report Q3/Q4 2022 Earnings

IT WAS A MIXED BAG OF THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS for the nation’s largest in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers, with COVID-19 testing volume a contributing factor.  Fluctuating demand for SARS-CoV-2 testing proved perplexing, as some IV…

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Babson Diagnostics’ Hybrid Model Combines Quality, Convenience

CEO SUMMARY: Responding to its own data about consumer preferences, healthcare technology company Babson Diagnostics is pursuing a new hybrid model for blood draws that it believes brings together the best of clinical laboratories and retail pharmacies. Laboratory managers and patho…

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Reports Say Qiagen and Bio-Rad Discussing Potential IVD Merger

More consolidation in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) mar­ket may soon happen. Bio-Rad Laboratories and Qiagen are reportedly in merger discussions. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story on Oct. 10, tabbed the potential deal as being worth …

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Thermo Fisher Expands Menu to Offset COVID-19 Decreases

IT’S NOT JUST CLINICAL LABORATORIES seeking ways to repurpose the analyzers and automation they used to perform SARS-CoV-2 testing. As the pandemic continues to ease, some in vitro diagnostics (IVD) companies want to help their lab customers by expanding the types of diagnostic tests than can …

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Lean Is Smart Approach to Major Lab Cost Savings

CEO SUMMARY: It’s a time when clinical labs are under extreme pressure to cut costs, even as they deal with understaffing. One proven approach to reducing expenses while preserving quality is to apply Lean methods in conjunction with Six Sigma tools. It is often true that successf…

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2021 Rankings of the World’s Top 12 IVD Companies

WHILE THERE WAS SOME JOCKEYING FOR NEW positions, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers remain entrenched in their market based on The Dark Report’s 2021 ranking of the Top 12 IVD Companies.  COVID-1…

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Coverage, Reimbursement Still Difficult for New Lab Tests

CEO SUMMARY: Bringing a new proprietary diagnostic test to market is an arduous process. It takes patience and planning to complete the journey from test development to payer reimbursement. This slow process stems from the fact that the healthcare reimbursement system is fragmented,…

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In Post-COVID-19 Market, IVD Manufacturers Face Supply, Staff Challenges

CEO SUMMARY: After making billions during the COVID-19 pandemic, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers must now adjust their strategies and relationships with clinical laboratory customers. Because many contracts for automated instruments are coming due, some IVD companies have t…

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