Anthem Launches Program to Manage Genetic Tests
CEO SUMMARY: Pre-authorization of genetic tests is coming to physicians serving patients insured by Anthem, Inc. Its specialty benefits management company, AIM Specialty Health, will manage the program. AIM will work with InformedDNA, a company that specializes in genetic testing clinical…
June 1, 2015 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News
It’s a laboratory acquisition that is worth US$1.3 billion. In Europe, Cinven, a pri ate equity company, will acquire Labco SA of Paris, France. Labco operates medical laboratories in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. It reports annual revenue of US$714 mi…
Caris Life Sciences Achieves Accreditation to ISO 15189
IN DECIDING TO PURSUE ACCREDITATION TO ISO 15189: Medical Laboratories, Caris Life Sciences considered the international benefits of this designation. It was December when Caris Life Sciences of Irving, Texas, announced that it had earned accreditation to ISO 15189 from the …
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…
Genetic Testing Almost Accented In Market Place
CEO SUMMARY: Advances in molecular and genetic science have generated the first generation of diagnostic assays for clinical use. As these assays reach the public, acceptance is not immediate. Obstacles are many: ethical, cultural, clinical, and economic. Oncormed’s experience during th…
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