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National Lab Says It Will Help with Supply Chain Services

RECOGNIZING THAT SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES are troublesome to some of its clinical laboratory customers, one national lab company has announced it would like to help solve those issues.  In September, Quest Diagnostics issued a press release describing …

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January 3, 2023, Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

At the moment, it appears that the controversial Verifying Accurate Leading-edge IVCT Development (VALID) Act will have a hard time passing in Congress. The bill, which is intended to shift regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) to the federal Food and Drug Administration…

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2022’s Top 10 Lab Stories Confirm Challenging Times

CEO SUMMARY: There are valuable insights to be gleaned from The Dark Report’s “Top 10 Lab Industry Stories for 2022.” Several of this year’s story picks involve external forces reshaping healthcare in the United States in profound ways. Other story picks for 2022 illustrate …

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October 31, 2022, Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Clinical laboratories may soon face increasing pres­sure to test for respira­tory syncytial virus (RSV) now that the public has become aware of the pathogen. Over the past month, there has been an onslaught of media attention on RSV. The coverage has often focused on how this common virus could tag…

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Ravgen Gets $272.5 Million Verdict against Labcorp

CEO SUMMARY: In September, a jury returned a $272.5 million verdict against Labcorp, representing royalties owed to biotech company Ravgen for infringement of its diagnostic genetic test patent. Soon after, Quest Diagnostics settled a similar lawsuit with Ravgen before its tri…

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Newsmaker Interview: Director of CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems Talks COVID-19, CLIA, and More

CEO SUMMARY: In this exclusive interview, Reynolds Salerno, PhD, the Director of the Division of Laboratory Systems at the CDC, offers insightful comments about the federal agency’s response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, what went right during public health efforts, and lesson…

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October 10, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Future regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) may not be as clear as it once appeared. On Sept. 30, Congress passed a short-term resolution to keep the federal government funded. As part of the move, a proposed bill to increase oversight of LDTs has been sidelined, at least for now, accordin…

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Telemedicine Firms Offer Home Phlebotomy Service

CEO SUMMARY: Telemedicine provider Teladoc Health has announced new services for certain primary care customers that include at-home phlebotomy appointments. The move is evidence of the consumer demand for increased convenience and flexibility in their healthcare. Scarlet Health, a …

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Public Laboratory Companies Eye More Lab Outreach Acquisitions

PUBLICLY-TRADED CLINICAL LABORATORY COMPANIES released second quarter 2022 financial reports that confirmed a softening demand for COVID-19 tests, even as their base business revenues grew compared to last year.  While continuing to address ongoing needs…

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August 29, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Interesting things may be unfolding in the genetic testing marketplace. In the past few weeks, at least two high-profile genetic testing companies announced major layoffs. First was Invitae, a genetics testing company in San Francisco. At the end of July, it announced plans to eliminate 1,000 …

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