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January 22, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Not-for-profit Boston Children’s Hospital will have majority interest in a new lab testing company. Claritas Genomics will be based in Waltham, Massachusetts, and will develop genetic and molecular diagnostic testing solutions. Life Technologies Corporation is a partner in the new company. Boston Children’s Hospital is incorporating into Claritas the “expertise, assets and personnel of the

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August 23, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

With the goal of developing biomarkers useful in diagnosing a variety of cancers, Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., and Novartis AG announced a research partnership on July 30. It is an early example of a collaboration between a diagnostics company and a pharmaceutical company for the specific purpose of producing assays for use as “companion diagnostics”— diagnostic

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Is Lab Industry Ready for Facebook and MySpace?

WHO COULD HAVE IMAGINED, JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, that social networking sites such as Facebook.com, MySpace.com, and YouTube.com would become a useful platform that allows clinical laboratories, pathology groups, and in vitro diagnostics (IVD) companies to engage in two-way conversations with patients and customers?

After all, in those days, the preponderance of active users of

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February 15, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

In response to the sky-rocketing expenses associated with genetic and molecular testing, health insurers are planning ways to control both utilization and the prices at which these tests are reimbursed. For example, during the past year, Humana began using DNA Direct of San Francisco, California, to pre-authorize expensive genetic and molecular tests, while also advising

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