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...]

MARKETING

Dealing with Consumers: Using Patient Online Reviews to Boost Your Lab Business

Patients are making increasing use of physician rating and review sites to comment on their medical experiences the way diners do with restaurants. And as with restaurants, this can be a tremendous … [Read more...]

FDA

New FDA Guidance Tells IVD Makers How to Test for Biotin Interference

On June 13, the FDA issued a draft guidance explaining how makers of in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) should perform biotin interference testing and communicate testing results to labs, clinicians … [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...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

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

The end of April through mid-May was another busy period for deal making. Here's a quick overview of activity and key deals. Mergers & Acquisitions and Asset Sales Thermo Fisher Scientific's … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

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

The pace of diagnostic deal making picked up from the end of March through mid-April. Here's a quick overview of the activity and key deals made during the period. Mergers & Acquisitions and … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

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

Spring has sprung with the announcement of a king-size deal: Danaher's $21.4 billion cash acquisition of GE Life Sciences, known as GE Biopharma, from General Electric Company (GE). Here's a quick … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

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

The past few weeks have brought snow to parts of the country that don't usually see the white stuff, and a flurry of diagnostic deals. Although some pundits continue to speculate about a business … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

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

A government shutdown, ongoing tensions with China and concerns about continued economic growth have marked the beginning of 2019. Against this backdrop, diagnostic deals continue to move forward. … [Read more...]

NEWS

Inside the Lab Industry: 5.1% Growth Expected to Lift Lab Automation Market to $5 Billion by 2022

Projected compound annual growth of 5.1% will take the lab automation market from its current $4.06 billion (2017) to $5.20 billion by 2022. The Study This is the finding of a new study on the lab … [Read more...]


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