March 8, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

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On March 1, Omnyx, LLC, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, licensed certain virtual microscopy and digital pathology patents from Olympus America, Inc. Omnyx is a joint venture between GE Healthcare and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) that was created to develop and market digital pathology systems. The agreement grants Omnyx a non-exclusive worldwide license and access to Olympus’ portfolio of patents relating to creating, storing, and delivering virtual microscopy images.

LENETIX LAB SELLS TO BIO-REFERENCE

Last week, Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc., (BRLI) of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, announced an agreement to acquire Lenetix Medical Screening Laboratory of Mineola, New York. Purchase price is $5.5 million. BRLI intends to add Lenetix’ pre-natal fetal and genetic tests to its existing menu of pre-natal obstetric tests.

DLS IN HONOLULU BUILDS NEW LAB

Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS) of Honolulu, Hawaii, is building a new 84,000 square foot laboratory in leased warehouse space in Halawa, just north of Honolulu. The $20 million laboratory is expected to become operational in December. Sonic Healthcare, Ltd., acquired DLS in June, 2008.

TRANSITIONS

  • Earlier this month, Jack Redding joined MedLink Inter national of Ronkonkoma, New York, as Executive Vice President. The company develops and sells electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions. Redding was formerly President of Lifepoint Informatics.
  • Barbara Goldsmith, Ph.D., is the new Vice President, Marketing and Development, for the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Goldsmith is a past  President of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and was most recently Vice President of Laboratory Services at Caritas Christi Health Care in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dark Daily Update

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…the first national survey of compensation and benefits for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other executive positions is now being conducted by Slone Partners of Miami, Florida. The Lab Executive Compensation Survey findings will be announced at the Executive War College on April 27-28, 2010.

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