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All Labs Are Threatened by Encryption, Ransomware

Attorneys, consultants warn labs that attacks are happening weekly and increasing in number

CEO SUMMARY: Cybercrime—in the form of encryption attacks followed by ransom demands—is now a threat to every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group in the United States. Experts recommend that all labs elevate the attention they pay to their incident response teams ta...

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PathAI Buys Poplar Health, Creates Unique Company

PathAI gains access to 50,000 patient specimens that Memphis-based Poplar Healthcare has collected 

CEO SUMMARY: Pathologists were surprised this summer when a company developing image analysis software announced the acquisition of one of the nation’s largest independent anatomic pathology (AP) laboratories. The technology company PathAI is now the owner of Poplar Healthcare Man...

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Lab Briefs

DOJ Obtains $140 Mil. Settlement in Drug Testing Case Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement totaling $136,025,077 with multiple defendants accused of using illegal inducements to encourage physicians to re...

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Genomics Update NeoGenomics Acquires Inivata to Access Liquid Biopsy Technology

FDA gave Inivata’s RaDaR technology designation as a ‘breakthrough device’

SOME BELIEVE THAT LIQUID BIOPSY TECHNOLOGY has the potential to develop into a Holy Grail of cancer diagnostics. Yet progress in this field has been slow. Now a recent lab acquisition may accelerate the development of clinically-useful liquid biopsies. There is keen interest in how to achieve the ...

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Digital Pathology Update UK Hospitals to Deploy AI to Speed Prostate Cancer Diagnoses

National Health Service will provide $194 million to use artificial intelligence to analyze cancer specimens

SEEKING TO SPEED UP THE PRODUCTION OF TEST RESULTS for men suspected of having prostate cancer, six hospitals in the United Kingdom (UK) will get funding to determine if artificial intelligence (AI) can diagnose prostate cancer quicker and more accurately than pathologists....

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IVD, Diagnostics & Informatics Update 2020 Rankings of the World’s Largest IVD Corporations

IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS (IVD) MANUFACTURING continues to be dominated by a handful of companies, all of which sell their products worldwide. As the rankings below demonstrate, for 2020, just 11 companies accounted for 82.7% of international IVD sales.  The ...

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Regulatory Update Comment Period Closing on Federal Surprise Billing Rule

PATHOLOGY GROUPS AND CLINICAL LABS HAD UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7 to comment on an interim final rule that provides federal protections against surprise billing and limits out-of-network (OON) cost sharing under many of the circumstances in which surprise bills arise most frequently....

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Are Live Lab Industry Conferences Returning?

For several months, many of you have used conversations and email to encourage us to conduct a live Executive War College before the end of 2021. It was because of this support that we arranged a hotel in a state that has supported a return to more normal activities. Thus, our conference will take place on Nov. 2-3, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, at the Hyatt Riverw...

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