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October 17, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Have you ever heard the term “digital PCR” (Polymerase Chain Reaction)? That technology was of such interest to Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., that it just paid $162 million to acquire QuantaLife, Inc., the company that developed this digital PCR technology. The dea…

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PCR Celebrates Its Twentieth Anniversary in 2005

IT’S BEEN A BUSY YEAR AND I HOPE NO ONE THINKS we’ve been remiss by not mentioning a milestone anniversary until now. On the other hand, I personally can’t recall reading about this anniversary elsewhere in the lab industry press during 2005. So maybe I am among the few to call attention to the…

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Specialty Laboratories, IMPATH, Roche, Abbott Laboratories, Celera Diagnostics

SPECIALTY LABORATORIES RESTORING STABILITY IN SPECIMEN VOLUME IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT COMPETITORS of Specialty Laboratories, Inc. have been willing to spread a variety of rumors about the laboratory company, given its well-publicized troubles with government regulators last …

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Patent Access Limits Rapid HIV Testing in USA

CEO SUMMARY: Diagnostic manufacturers will begin to face the same controversy over public access to diagnostic testing technology that has dogged pharmaceutical companies in recent years. Public health officials and the military are unhappy with how Bio-Rad and its HIV-2 licensees have fa…

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Sunquest, Towers Perrin, Aetna, Quest Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics, Careside

SUNQUEST REAFFIRMS LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO COPATHPLUS PRODUCT EXPECT A FASCINATING competitive battle in the market for anatomic pathology software now that Cerner Corporation is acquiring Dynamic Healthcare Technologies, Inc. (DHT) DHT is the developer an…

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DNA Diagnostics Market, Kaiser Permanente, TriPath Imaging, LifeScan

DNA DIAGNOSTICS MARKET GROWTH TO BE DOMINATED BY PCR TECHNOLOGY FOR THE YEAR 2000, total DNA diagnostic technology sales were estimated to be $517 million. By 2005, this number should increase to $771 million, a growth rate of 8.4% per year. This is the conclusion of Laura Roth, author of …

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LabCorp Hosts DARK REPORT For Burlington Site Visit

CEO SUMMARY: During the years of sustained bad financial news that dogged the major laboratories, there was a reluctance to speak publicly about any aspect of the laboratory business. That era seems to be ending, as LabCorp and the other national laboratories become friendlier and more ac…

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