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Rosetta Genetics, Aureon Biosciences, Plus Diagnostics, Atherotech, Sequenom

ROSETTA GENOMICS TO LAY OFF 35 EMPLOYEES TO CUT EXPENSES AND SHIFT MORE FUNDING toward sales of its proprietary molecular tests, Rosetta Genomics says it will eliminate 35 jobs. The company, based in Israel, operates a clinical laboratory in Philadelphia, Pe…

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Office-Based Physicians Want In-Clinic Laboratories

CEO SUMMARY: Interest by office-based physicians in creating an in-clinic medical testing laboratory is on the increase. This has direct consequences for independent commercial labs, hospital lab outreach programs, and anatomic pathology groups, since office- based physicians are…

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Educated Consumers Buying 250-Bioassay Lab Test Panel

CEO SUMMARY: Biophysical Corporation is creating a new, direct-to-consumer market for laboratory testing. Its unique approach is to offer 250-bioassay test panels—along with a staff physician review of results—to the educated, informed consumer. Testing multiple biomarkers ma…

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April 27, 2009 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

As unemployment rates climb in the United States, employers are ordering fewer pre-employment drugs of abuse (DOA) screening panels. This is expected. It is why investors know that drugs-of-abuse volumes are closely linked to the economic boom/bust cycle. During first quarter earning calls, public la…

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Hospital Lab Takes CMS To Court in CLIA Case

CEO SUMMARY: A California hospital challenged CMS in federal court over the threatened loss of its lab’s CLIA certificate. CMS threatened to revoke the certificate in 2007 and stop paying the hospital’s Medicare and Medi-Cal lab bills. In January, Victor Valley Community Hospital won …

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Labs Should Prepare for Tighter CLIA Enforcement

CEO SUMMARY: Lab directors and pathologists should take notice of disturbing new developments in enforcement of CLIA regulations. During the past year, CMS officials have revoked the CLIA certification of several hospital laboratories for what are, essentially, inadvertent violations of p…

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ARUP, Motoman Automate Thawing and Mixing Steps

CEO SUMMARY: Laboratory automation continues to develop in unexpected new directions. Recently, ARUP Laboratories and Motoman, Inc., collaborated to develop an automated thawing and mixing solution that integrates with ARUP’s existing automated line and replaces manual processes. Put in…

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Shiel Medical Lab Grows In Tough NYC Market

CEO SUMMARY: There’s a new lab player emerging in the New York metropolitan market. Shiel Medical Laboratory of Brooklyn, New York, is growing steadily and now reports $50 million in annual revenue. It is taking full advantage of the managed care contracting turmoil and adding new clien…

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IVD Executive Discusses Three Developing Trends

CEO SUMMARY: In a refreshingly candid assessment of current technology published in IVD Technology magazine, one lab industry executive describes both the successes and the failings of analyzers, automation, and software. He offers three trends he expects will address the deficiencies of …

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Pinkus DermPath Earns ISO-9000 Certification

CEO SUMMARY: After learning about quality management systems at a recent Executive War College, the lab director at Pinkus Dermatopathology recognized how such techniques could be used in his lab to improve quality, reduce errors, and create a better working environment for both pathologi…

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