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July 08, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

In China, independent clinical laboratories are in a fast-growth mode. That’s the conclusion of RnRMarketResearch in a newly-issued survey of the clinical laboratory testing market in China. It estimates this market segment at US$407 million annually. RnR says that three lab companies meet …

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Lab Site Visits in NZ Show Impact of Lab Contracting

CEO SUMMARY: In some ways, the story of the New Zealand’s health system’s 15-year strategy to reduce the cost of clinical laboratory testing is a cautionary tale for public laboratory companies in the United States. During THE DARK REPORT’S site visit to several private labs in New …

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Abbott Says It Will Split into Two Firms in 2012

FURTHER CHANGES ARE COMING to the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) marketplace. On October 19, Abbott Laboratories, Inc., announced that it would separate into two publicly-traded companies sometime in 2012. One business will be the medical devices and diagnostics business. It w…

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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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Ascendium Consulting Is New Firm In Lab Market

CEO SUMMARY: Growing numbers of laboratories are taking steps to reengineer work flow, evaluate automation solutions, and improve the operational performance of their laboratory. This is fueling a demand for laboratory consulting services and Ascendium Consulting is this newest healthcare…

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Roche Diagnostics, Ventana Medical, Aetna, Medicare Competitive Bid Demo

NEW CEO NAMED AT ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS, VENTANA OFFER EXTENDED LAST WEEK, ROCHE HOLDINGS AG announced the appointment of Jürgen Schwiezer to become CEO of Roche Diagnostics, effective January 1, 2008. He succeeds Severin Schwa…

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ACLA Prepares to Tackle Tough Lab Industry Issues

CEO SUMMARY: At its annual meeting last month, the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) rolled out a new campaign to educate Congress, government and private payers, and the American public about the value of laboratory testing. Called “Results for Life,” the campaign is a …

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Lots of IVD Acquisitions as Buyers Spend Money

CEO SUMMARY: Biggest deal in recent weeks was the $1.55 billion Beckman Coulter paid to acquire BioSite and its Triage BNP test. But the most interesting news may be the entry of 3M Corporation into clinical diagnostics, based on its acquisition of Acolyte Biomedica Ltd.,…

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There is Steady Convergence In Lab Operations Worldwide

IS THERE AN ACCELERATING CONVERGENCE OF LABORATORY OPERATIONS by major clinical laboratories throughout the world? In recent weeks, THE DARK REPORT has seen tantalizing evidence that the answer to this question should be “yes.” This trend has strategic implications for independent commercial lab…

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Conference Speeches Offer Useful Insights

CEO SUMMARY: There is an interesting dichotomy between Asia and North America. The same problems and challenges exist in both regions—declining reimbursement and budgets, labor force issues, and the need to spend more for new diagnostic technology. Yet laboratories in both regions see a…

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