September 6, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Cleveland Heart Lab closed on a Series B financing round that totals $18.4 million. The money was provided by Excel Venture Management, Healthcare Ventures, and existing investors. Executives at Cleve- land Heart Lab said the new funds will be used to further promote its proprietary diagnostic tests that assess risk of cardiovascular disease. The company also intends to triple the size of its facilities, located in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as to bring new proprietary bio-markers to market. It plans to introduce a new lab test for assessing HDL cholesterol in early 2012.


In Albuquerque, New Mexico, TriCore Reference Laboratories announced on August 24 that it had earned accreditation to the CAP 15189 quality management system (QMS). One distinction TriCore claims is that it is first in the United States to earn 15189 accreditation as a multi-site laboratory.

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On its website, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) lists 16 laboratory organizations which have current CAP 15189 accreditation. It introduced the program in 2008. The CAP 15189 accreditation is based on quality standards of “ISO 15189 medical Laboratory,” as published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


  • Effective September 1, 2011, James C. New retired as CEO of Aurora Diagnostics Holdings, LLC, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining Aurora Diagnostics, New had served as Chairman and CEO of Ameripath, Inc., between 1996 and 2004.
  • Stepping into the role of CEO for Aurora Diagnostics on September 1, will be Jon L. Hart. During his career, Hart has worked at Genzyme Genetics, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, and as a CPA with Arthur Young & Company.
  • Cardinal Health, Inc., of Dublin, Ohio, has named David king as a director, effective September 1. King is Chairman, President, and CEO of Laboratory Corporation of America. He is also currently Chairman of the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA).

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