Industry Buzz

Despite Improvements, Supplies Shortages Continue to Hinder COVID-19 Testing

More than a year into the pandemic, many labs and pathologists are still having a hard time securing the supplies they need to provide COVID-19 testing. According to a new nationwide survey by the … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry

COVID-19 Surge Lifts Overall Molecular Point of Care Testing Market to $900 Million

To the uninitiated, the term molecular point-of-care (POC) testing might sound like an oxymoron. After all, the science of molecular microbiology is all about detecting targeted bits of microbial … [Read more...]

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Tests with EUA

COVID-19 LAB TESTS RECEIVING FDA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION ((s) = Serology Test (a) = Antigen Test (t) = Total Antibody Test (m) = Multi-analyte Test) Date Manufacturer(s) Test … [Read more...]

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M&A Report

Investors Skeptical of Qiagen-Quidel Merger but Believe GenMark Diagnostics Acquisition Rumor

With pandemic pain slowly residing and lab companies awash in COVID-19 testing revenues, it’s not surprising that the M&A cauldron is heating up. While volume has yet to rebound to pre-pandemic … [Read more...]

FDA Watch

Agency Clears Record Number of New Medical Devices in 2020

Spurred by the pandemic, the FDA authorized more novel medical devices in 2020 than it ever has in any single year. I know what you’re thinking. “Of course, new medical device approvals were off the … [Read more...]

DX Deals

Hologic Leverages Google Cloud Machine Learning to Boost Cervical Cancer Screening

Hologic has its head in a cloud. And that’s a good thing. On Feb. 1, the Massachusetts-based medical technology firm announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Google Cloud to … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry

COVID-19 Drives Unprecedented but Ultimately Unsustainable Growth

As strange as it may sound, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven unprecedented revenue growth in the diagnostics industry. The fourth quarter of 2020 not only continued but accelerated the climb in … [Read more...]

Health Care Reform:

New Administration May Not Be Enough to Save the ACA

Patients, payors and health exchanges await nervously as the drama over the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) continues to play out. It looked like the U.S. Supreme Court had settled the issue … [Read more...]