FDA WATCH

FDA Watch: New NGS Data Guidance May Ease Antiviral Drugs & Companion Test Approvals

A new FDA Technical Specifications document (Tech Doc) lists recommendations for sponsors on use of next generation sequencing data to secure approval of new antiviral drugs and related diagnostic … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

Industry Buzz: Cologuard’s Wild September Ride

The month of September was a rollercoaster for a product that has in many ways become the face of the consumer genetic testing market, Exact Sciences’ Cologuard. The Growth of Cologuard The … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

FDA Watch: Agency Okays EIA Technology-Based Lyme Assays

Laboratory diagnosis of Lyme disease is based on detecting the presence of antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes the disease, in a patient's blood. Traditional testing uses … [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...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

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

Big picture-wise, health care industry mergers and acquisitions during the second quarter were up 7.3% from the first quarter and topped 250 deals for the eighth quarter in a row, according to … [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: First Zika Assay Gets Green Light for Marketing

Over the past several years, the FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for over a dozen different tests for Zika. But on May 23, 2019, the FDA did something it had never done before: It … [Read more...]

TECHNOLOGY

Top 4 trends shaping the healthcare industry

By Leora Borgenicht  bio Before the healthcare industry can ambitiously transform to offer more accurate and personalized patient care, certain stepping stones must be reached. These four … [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...]

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...]


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