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XIFIN Buys OmniSYS, Bridges Lab to Pharmacy

Acquisition is response to growing trend of retail pharmacies offering clinical services to consumers

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

Latest major consolidation within IVD industry means large companies continue to get bigger

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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Jury Finds Elizabeth Holmes Guilty in Four of 11 Criminal Counts

THERANOS' FOUNDER ELIZABETH HOLMES received four convictions out of 11 charges in her blockbuster trial, which likely means a federal prison sentence for the former CEO.  The guilty verdicts arrived Jan. 3 after months of testimony and jury deliberations...

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Rural Hospital Lab Hits Automation Home Run

Goal was to position existing lab to handle expanding test menu, growing outreach volume

CEO SUMMARY: With the hospital adding specialist physicians and at the same time enjoying sustained growth in outreach test volume, the lab was hit with the dual need to expand the in-house test menu and reconfigure workflow to handle predictions of ongoing growth in outreach testin...

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Expert Lists Strategies to Cope with Cyber Attacks

Details of ransomware attack on Quest subsidiary serve as latest warning for clinical laboratories

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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2021 Closes with Two Major Lab Industry Events

Normally, the time around Christmas and New Year passes quietly, typically without any significant developments. Such was not the case for the clinical laboratory industry in the last month of 2021 because of two announcements, each of which confirms ongoing market trends in healthcare and the lab testing industry.  The first a...

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