PARTNERSHIPS

AACC Collaborates on Adaptive Learning Resource

Laboratory professionals will now have a new tool in the search for knowledge. The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the NEJM Group, and Area9 Learning are joining forces to provide AACC … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

Deal of the Month: $25 Billion Acquisition of St. Jude Med Cements Abbott as Leader in Cardiovascular Device Market

In a month with an unusually heavy volume of diagnostic deal making, the headline story was Abbott Laboratories' $25 billion purchase of fellow device-making giant St. Jude Medical, which finally … [Read more...]

PARTNERSHIPS

Diagnostics Companies Form Coalition Supporting cfDNA Prenatal Testing

Five major players in genetic testing have joined forces to promote cell-free DNA (cfDNA)-based noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). A newly formed organization, Coalition for Access to Prenatal … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

Arizona Fraud Suit Opens New Front in the Legal War against Theranos

The Arizona Attorney General's Office (AGO) recently issued a request for proposal signaling a new legal battle for Theranos: state consumer fraud lawsuits. The AGO indicated in its request that it … [Read more...]

REIMBURSEMENT

Update on Palmetto’s Molecular Dx Testing LCDs

Advanced diagnostic tests are emerging faster than the clinicians can document their clinical utility. All of this creates an interesting dilemma for payors as far as coverage is concerned. Normally … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

Molecular Diagnostics among Top 2016 M&A Deals

Although volume of diagnostics industry mergers and acquisitions was up slightly in 2016, the big story of the year were the deals that did not go through—at least not yet. Abbott Steals the … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

Abbott, Molecular Lab Acquisitions Dominate the Year in Diagnostics Industry M&A

Although volume of diagnostics industry mergers and acquisitions was up slightly in 2016, the big story of the year was the deals that did not go through—at least not yet. Abbott Steals the … [Read more...]

LCDs

Palmetto Latest Medicare Contractor to Loosen Up on Covering Molecular Dx Testing

Advanced diagnostic tests are emerging faster than the clinicians can document their clinical utility. All of this creates an interesting dilemma for payors as far as coverage is concerned. Normally … [Read more...]

DEALS

Abbott Asks Court to Pull the Plug on Alere Merger

Abbott officially wants out of its $5.8 billion merger with Alere. Last week, the Illinois-based diagnostics giant asked a Delaware Chancery Court to let it out of the deal, claiming that Alere is no … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ:

Is the Alere Dispute Hurting Abbott’s Strategic Position?

As the battle over the $5.8 billion Alere merger enters a new and nastier stage, there are indications that the conflict may be harming Abbott's strategic standing and ability to do other M&A … [Read more...]


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