January 25, 2010 “Intelligence:  Late Breaking Lab News”

Probably few pathologists know that a musical group in San Diego, California, is performing under the name “Pathology.” It is classified as an American death metal band. Alert readers will notice a theme in this band’s output. In 2006, it released its debut album, called “Surgically Hacked,” which featured such songs as “Postorbital Incision” and “Septic Shock.” Pathology’s next release was the album “ Incisions of Perverse Debauchery ” in 2007, followed by the tamely-named “Age Of Onset” in 2009. The record labels were Amputated Vein  Record s, Grindhead Records, and Comatose Records, respectively. Anyone interested in checking out “Pathology” can visit their MySpace account at http://- www.myspace.com/pathologydm.

MORE ON: Bands

A bit of web research surfaced another band called “Pathologist.” This group formed in Ostrava, Czech Republic, back in 1990. It is categorized as a death-metal/grindcore band. The group was reformed in 2008.  In 2009, Pathologist released its latest offering, “ Under The Mortician’s Knife.” It doesn’t appear that any of the musicians associated with either “Pathology” or “Pathologists” are board-certified pathologists.

ADVAMED CREATES NEW DIAGNOSTICS ADVOCACY EFFORT

Last month, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announced formation of a new division to concentrate on issues of concern for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) manufacturers. Called AdvaMed Dx, governance will be through a Board of Directors numbering 18 members will form an Executive Committee. AdvaMed Dx’s first Chairman of the Board will be Scott Garrett, who is the Chairman, President and CEO of Beckman Coulter, Inc., of Brea, California. There will also be a full-time executive director and a director of communications.

TRANSITIONS

  • NeoGenomics, Inc., of Ft. Myers, Florida, appointed Jack G. Spitz as Vice President of Laboratory Operations. Spitz has served in executive positions for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, AmeriPath, Inc., and Genova Diagnostics.

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