Lab Safety

How to keep the safety reaction sharp in the lab

By Dan Scungio The toddler’s father let her hand go so he could pay for their dinner at the busy airport. The little girl quickly wandered away and suddenly found herself at the top of a long … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

As Boomers retire from labs, new safety leaders need to step up

By Dan Scungio The number of medical laboratory scientists (now clinical lab scientists) is dwindling. Baby Boomers have begun to retire, and even before that, there were more job openings than … [Read more...]

INNOVATION

Tech Giants Continue Efforts to Disrupt Healthcare Despite Google Health Shutdown

Another attempt by an outsider to disrupt the healthcare market is apparently coming to an end. According to a leaked internal memo, after three years of operation, Google has decided to unwind its … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

Four Motivators Every Lab Safety Professional Should Know

By Dan Scungio If you search for top motivational movie speeches, you will see things that might work in real life. The President’s speech from Independence Day (1996), for example, might influence … [Read more...]

Industry Buzz

Guardant Health Challenges Exact Sciences’ Leadership of Colorectal Cancer Diagnostics Market

Colorectal cancer diagnostics is a multi-billion-dollar market that, at least before the pandemic, was projected to grow at an annual rate of nearly 6 percent. In recent months, two leading firms have … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry

Abbott and Quidel Stake Out Early Claims for Leadership of SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Testing Market

What COVID-19 antigen assays lack in accuracy with regard to RT-PCR testing is offset by their speed, low cost and scalability. In the long term, these advantages make point-of-care COVID-19 antigen … [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...]

LAB MANAGEMENT

Inside the Lab: Communication, Leadership & Managing Amid Change

Greek philosopher Heraclitus said the only thing constant is change. Although he never managed a diagnostic lab, his words certainly apply to the lab environment. The Case for Transparency Change is … [Read more...]

LEADERSHIP

Communication: Managing Amid Change

Greek philosopher Heraclitus said the only thing constant is change. Although he never managed a diagnostic laboratory, his words certainly apply to the lab environment. Like other facets of … [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...]


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