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Amazon to Close Employee COVID-19 Testing Lab in Ky.

IN A MOVE THAT MAY SURPRISE SOME OBSERVERS, Amazon announced it will close its COVID-19 employee testing laboratory in Hebron, Ky., which is just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.  This is the second large COVID-19 clinical laboratory to publ…

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Lab Vendors Adjusting to Changing Sales Practices

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‘Lab Workforce Crisis Takes Top Spot’–CAP Today

CEO SUMMARY: Just weeks ago, CAP Today characterized the current crisis in staffing clinical laboratories as going “from simmer to rolling boil.” Demand for medical technologists and other certified laboratory scientists far exceeds the supply. Consequently, many labs now…

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XIFIN’s Acquisition of OmniSYS Will Unite Lab with Pharmacy

This is an excerpt of a 1,829-word article in the January 10, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: XIFIN’s acquisition of OmniSys, a pharmacy technology company, is the latest evidence that …

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XIFIN Buys OmniSYS, Bridges Lab to Pharmacy

CEO SUMMARY: XIFIN’s acquisition of pharmacy technology company OmniSYS is the latest evidence that retail pharmacies are preparing to become a new front door to healthcare for consumers. The deal allows XIFIN to bring clinical lab information about patients directly to pharmacist…

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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics to Be Acquired by Quidel

CEO SUMMARY: In an announcement released before the end of 2021, Quidel said it had signed an agreement to acquire Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) for $6 billion. Laboratories that are customers of either company should expect changes after the deal closes as Quidel moves to integr…

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2021’s Top 10 Lab Stories Highlight Important Trends

This is an excerpt of a 3,075-word article in the December 20, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Much like 2020, the pandemic dominated our new list of the top 10 lab stories for 2021. Beyond…

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2021’s Top 10 Lab Stories Confirm Important Trends

CEO SUMMARY: Much like 2020, the pandemic dominated our new list of the top 10 lab industry stories for 2021. Beyond COVID-19 testing, the virus crept its way into long-term trends, such as pathology jobs and technology innovation. New ways of delivering healthcare will need respons…

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Congress May Soon Act on LDT, IVCT Regulation

CEO SUMMARY: Congress is gearing up for a debate on how to regulate laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) and other in vitro clinical tests (IVCTs). The VALID Act sets the stage for the FDA to take a greater role in pre-market review of LDTs, and the VITAL Act proposes to keep those tes…

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Congress May Soon Act on IVCT, LDT Regulation

This is an excerpt of a 2,017-word article in the November 29, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Congress is gearing up for a debate on …

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