NEW PRODUCTS

The Dx Pipeline: A Roundup of the Month’s Key New Product Launches

Here's a summary of the key product launches from late April to late May, 2019: NEWLY LAUNCHED PRODUCTS & SERVICES Company(ies) Product(s)/Service(s) Biocept Target Selector NGS … [Read more...]

FOCUS ON

Business Best Practices: The 5 Essential Components of a Marketing Plan

Although there's no single formula for marketing a lab, there are five basic elements a marketing plan should include. 1. A Website An online presence is a must for even single-location labs. The … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

Diagnostic Deals: A Roundup of the Key Mergers, Acquisitions, Alliances, Licenses and Other Strategic Transactions From the Past Month

The end of April through mid-May was another busy period for deal making. Here's a quick overview of activity and key deals. Mergers & Acquisitions and Asset Sales Thermo Fisher Scientific's … [Read more...]

SAFETY

Business Trends: Commercial Testing Companies ‘Sell’ Health Screenings

Several companies market an array of preventive tests directly to consumers. Are these companies and tests legit? What does the medical community have to say about such companies and advertising … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

FDA Watch: Agency Approves New STD Screening Assay Applications

The FDA broke new ground by clearing a pair of STD screening assays for detecting chlamydia and gonorrhea for use with extragenital specimens, specifically from the throat and rectum. The tests, … [Read more...]

MARKETING

Dealing with Consumers: Using Patient Online Reviews to Boost Your Lab Business

Patients are making increasing use of physician rating and review sites to comment on their medical experiences the way diners do with restaurants. And as with restaurants, this can be a tremendous … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

Diagnostic Deals: A Roundup of the Key Mergers, Acquisitions, Alliances, Licenses and Other Strategic Transactions From the Past Month

The pace of diagnostic deal making picked up from the end of March through mid-April. Here's a quick overview of the activity and key deals made during the period. Mergers & Acquisitions and … [Read more...]

NEW PRODUCTS

The Dx Pipeline: A Roundup of the Month’s Key New Product Launches

Qiagen was the most active firm of the period with a trio of new product launches, including the US launch of Therascreen FGFR RGQ RT-PCR Kit as a companion diagnostic for Janssen Pharmaceutical's … [Read more...]

HUMAN RESOURCES

Are Erratic Scheduling Practices Causing Financial Instability for Your Hourly Lab Employees

A study reveals that for today's hourly workforce, missing a single shift comes at a steep cost. New research from WorkJam, a digital workplace platform, found that for nearly half of employees … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

FDA Watch: New Warning Letter May Signal Resurgence of LDT Enforcement Activity

After a couple of years of dormancy, the FDA laboratory developed test (LDT) enforcement volcano stirred on April 4, when the agency issued a warning letter to Inova Genomics Laboratory (Inova) for … [Read more...]


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