M&A Report

Thermo Fisher, Siemens Healthineers and DiaSorin Headline a Super Dynamic Month in Deal Making

After a prolonged pandemic-induced lull, M&A deal making in the diagnostics market continued its resurgence in April. Here’s a review of what was clearly the most dynamic month in M&A since … [Read more...]

DX Deals

Eurofins Teams with Uber for Home Delivery of COVID-19 Test Kits

At-home COVID-19 testing and sample collection is becoming so big that it’s drawing players from outside the lab testing market. And it’s not just the Walgreens, Walmarts, Amazons and other retailers … [Read more...]

Industry Buzz

Antitrust Regulators Derail Plans for Illumina-Grail Cancer Genomics Powerhouse

You could almost hear the gasp from the cancer genomics market when Illumina announced plans to shell out $8 billion--$3.5 billion in cash and $4.5 billion in common shares—to re-acquire Grail, the … [Read more...]

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Abbott Lands $255 Million Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test Pentagon Contract

In invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA), the Biden Administration has authorized the federal government to mobilize private industry in the war against coronavirus. The administration is also … [Read more...]

M&A Report

M&A Report: Roche Merges with GenMark Diagnostics to Create Syndromic Testing Powerhouse

After a slow start to the year, M&A activity in the diagnostics space accelerated noticeably in March, both in terms of deal volume and impact. The highlight of the month was the March 15 … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

DX Deals

Global Collaboration Seeks to Develop Game-Changing Handheld COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test

A handheld, easy-to-use breathalyzer device capable of accurately detecting COVID-19 at the point of care would represent a breakthrough in the effort to contain the spread of the virus. That vision … [Read more...]

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Hologic Turns COVID-19 Testing Cash into Strategic Acquisitions in Core Women’s Health Space

M&A deal making in the diagnostics marketing is off to a very fast start in 2021. The biggest deal announced in January was PerkinElmer’s bid to expand its infectious disease testing capabilities … [Read more...]

Industry Buzz

Myriad Genetics Puts Its Autoimmune Division Up for Sale

What a difference a pandemic makes! Last year at this time, molecular genetic testing was a fairly soft market. But the unprecedented and unexpected demand for COVID-19 diagnostics has lifted the … [Read more...]


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