LAB SAFETY

By the Numbers: Lab Injury and Exposure Data

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio Finding information about the number of Laboratory Acquired Infections (LAIs) and other laboratory injuries in the United States is difficult. … [Read more...]

DEALS

Industry Buzz: The Diagnostic Market’s M&A Highlights from 1H 2017

As usual, the Big 3 of Abbott, Quest and LabCorp were the driving force of M&A activity in the diagnostics industry in the first half of 2017. Abbott Continues to Make News Each company … [Read more...]

NEWS

FDA Watch: Another First as Agency Approves NGS Oncology Companion Dx for Multiple Therapies

The FDA made a stir in May by approving a cancer drug (Keytruda (pembrolizumab) PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor from Merck) administered on the basis of a tumor's genomic features rather than its location in the … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law Update for August 2017

By Mike O'Brien  bio Here is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws. In this update: REPEAL? REPAIR? REPLACE? … [Read more...]

ORDERING PHYSICIANS

Ordering Physicians: Oncologists Say Genomic Testing Is Overhyped

When it comes to measuring Dx product effectiveness, few things speak louder than the attitudes of ordering physicians. With that in mind, genomic test manufacturers might want to take pause from a … [Read more...]

NEWS

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

After a relatively slow March and April, business has picked up noticeably in May, June and July with deal volume increasing across all transaction model sectors. Here are the highlights from the past … [Read more...]

MARKET TRENDS

Market Trends: Quest-Walmart, LabCorp- Walgreens Add Momentum to Mass Retailing of Lab Services

Mass commercialization of health care in general and laboratory services in particular is heating up with a pair of co-branding deals between leading lab chains with national retail giants. What makes … [Read more...]

NEW PRODUCTS

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

Thermo Fisher, HTG Molecular Diagnostics and Roche were among the large lab companies with product launches over the past 4 weeks. Here's a rundown of other key new products that came out. NEWLY … [Read more...]

NEWS

Focus On: Quest-Walmart Deal Latest in Mass Retailing of Lab Tests

Laboratory test products have been appearing on the shelves of mass retail stores with growing frequency. But the newly announced partnership between Walmart and Quest Diagnostics raises eyebrows … [Read more...]

FOCUS ON

Decoding Quality Terminology

By Jennifer Dawson, MHA, LSSBB, DLM(ASCP)  bio Editor's Note: G2 Compliance is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar, The Cost of Poor Quality, with Jennifer Dawson. Registration details … [Read more...]


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