Repeal of the SGR Brings Some Uncertainty to the Future Practice of Pathology

The Sustainable Growth Rate formula, or SGR, had a trajectory not unlike that of a child actor who offended the wrong director or studio executive. Passed into law in 1997, it broke into the business … [Read more...]

Labs Quickly Move Toward Electronic Reporting of Public Health Information

When Patricia Quinlisk, M.D., joined the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) two decades ago, laboratories reported their results in a time-honored fashion: paper forms filled out by hand or … [Read more...]

Claritas Raises $15 Million in Funding

Claritas Genomics, the Massachusetts-based molecular lab that focuses on pediatric diagnostics, has received $15 million in second round funding to expand its operations. The capital infusion came … [Read more...]


After Adverse Legal Ruling, Myriad Quickly Settles BRCA Litigation...1 Quest’s Latest Earnings Report Suggests Growth Is Gaining Momentum...1 Claritas Raises $15 Million in Funding...3 Palmetto … [Read more...]

State-Funded Center for Personalized Medicine Growing Quickly

The Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM), a laboratory affiliate of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., has obtained $18.5 million in private funding since it received initial public … [Read more...]

Industry Buzz: Provista Teams With Lpath to Improve Ovarian Cancer Tests

Provista Diagnostics has entered into an agreement with Lpath to create new laboratory tests targeting significant gaps in early ovarian cancer detection. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Provista, which … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry: Two Pathology Practices, Two Routes to the Future

To go it alone or to merge? That question, more than any other, seemed to hang over G2 Intelligence’s annual Pathology Institute.The attendees at the two-day gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. … [Read more...]

Labs, Pathologists Not Pleased EHR Safe Harbor May Be Extended

It’s a safe harbor many in the laboratory and pathology sectors contend actually brims with mines. This potentially explosive area with the seemingly benign name is the electronic health record (EHR) … [Read more...]

Veracyte Plans Public Offering

Veracyte, the San Francisco-area laboratory that specializes in molecular testing for thyroid issues, has plans to go public. The company released its Afirma thyroid molecular test in early 2011. The … [Read more...]

A Bankrupt MedLab Will Sell Itself Off

When a group of investors founded MedLab in 2007, the intent was to morph a small group of laboratories in Midwest enclaves such as Cincinnati and Terre Haute, Ind., into a national … [Read more...]