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July 18, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Given that monkeypox cases continue to rise, the federal government likewise is ramping up its response. In June, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began shipping monkeypox tests to five commercial laboratories: Aegis Science, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic La…

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April 25, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

In a sign that awareness of medical diagnostic testing continues to grow during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the Mayo Clinic announced it will invest $49 million to build a new laboratory space on its campus in Rochester, Minn. As part of the multi-year project, several clinical labs will eventual…

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Pathology Firm’s Investment in AI Signals a New Trend

This is an excerpt of a 1,436-word article in the February 22, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Australian artificial intelligence (AI) company Harrison.ai got AU$129 million from multiple inve…

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Labcorp to Buy Outreach, Manage Ascension Labs

CEO SUMMARY: In a blockbuster deal valued at almost half a billion dollars, Labcorp will manage dozens of hospital labs in 10 states on behalf of Ascension Health, one of the biggest health systems in the country. Labcorp will also spend $400 million to acquire certain assets of Asc…

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Pathology Investment in AI Signals New Trend

CEO SUMMARY: Australian artificial intelligence (AI) company Harrison.ai got AU$129 million from multiple investors, including both Sonic Healthcare—Australia’s largest pathology group—and I-MED Radiology Network. Pathology’s growing interest in AI tools, along with the grow…

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LIS Pioneer and Entrepreneur Sidney Goldblatt, MD, Dies at 87

IN THE 1970S, THE ARRIVAL OF AUTOMATED LAB ANALYZERS—such as the Technicon …

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Quest and Walmart to Expand Consumer-Initiated Test Options

SERVING CONSUMERS INTERESTED IN ORDERING THEIR OWN CLINICAL LABORATORY TESTS is a goal in an expanded collaboration involving Quest Diagnostics and Walmart. This is also consistent with The Dark Report’s prediction that retail pharmacies are poised to expand the diagnostic testing ser…

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Expert Lists Strategies to Cope with Cyber Attacks

CEO SUMMARY: Class action lawsuits filed by patients whose protected health information (PHI) was breached during a cyber attack may be one additional unwelcome consequence for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups hit by a ransomware or cyber attack. This is what happ…

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January 10, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Imagine a medical lab temporarily closing because of the demand for too many tests! That’s just what happened at one of Australia’s largest medical lab companies. Australian Clinical Labs had to temporarily discontinue offering COVID-19 testing because test volumes had gotten too large. Au…

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November 8, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Last week, the state of California auto-renewed its controversial COVID-19 testing contract with PerkinElmer to run the Valencia Branch Laboratory. Designed, built, and operated by PerkinElmer, the lab began SARS-CoV-2 testing in the fall of 2020 and immediately was in the news for a range of …

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