Diagnostics Deals

JetBlue Partners with Vault Health to Offer Travelers At-Home COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 has greatly complicated air travel from country to country and even state to state. While entrance rules vary from place to place, a number of jurisdictions are allowing travelers to avoid … [Read more...]

Diagnostic Deals

New Study to Evaluate Clinical Effectiveness of CRISPR SARS-CoV-2 Testing

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for several different kinds of assays to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR), blood-based … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry 

Humana, LabCorp, Quest and Walmart Partner on At-Home & Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Humana is teaming up with the country’s biggest retailer and two biggest testing labs to make it easier for members to get COVID-19 testing in non-traditional diagnostics settings. First, the national … [Read more...]

M&A Report

Danaher Closes $21.4 Billion GE Biopharma Acquisition

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has had a chilling effect on strategic acquisitions, M&A activity is still taking place, including the conclusion of the biggest deal in the diagnostics space in … [Read more...]

Diagnostic Deals

How Curative & KorvaLabs Created a Successful COVID-19 Testing Lab in Less than a Month

Say what you will about the current state and availability of COVID-19 diagnostic testing, the energetic, imaginative and speedy response by certain segments of the lab industry has been nothing short … [Read more...]

Diagnostic Deals

Labs, Universities and Even Computer Companies Target Point-of-Care COVID-19 Test Development

The imperative to create and provide tests capable of detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 coronavirus continues to fuel strategic deal making. SARS-CoV-2 point-of-care tests was the … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

Diagnostic Deals: Urgent Need for Coronavirus Diagnostics Fuels Strategic Collaboration

Not surprisingly, teaming up for development and commercialization of coronavirus (COVID-19) detection and vaccination products was a major theme of strategic alliance making during the period. … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

Diagnostic Deals: Lab Corp & Quest to Continue Targeting Small and Independent Labs for Acquisition

PAMA price cuts were supposed to drive consolidation in the lab market. The expectation was that price pressures would make it impossible for smaller labs to remain independent, rendering them juicy … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

Diagnostic Deals: Illumina/PacBio Merger Derails & Qiagen Takes Itself Out of Play

As 2019 came to a close, the biggest story in DX deal making was the pair of anticipated M&A deals that suddenly seem unlikely to happen. As a result, two major genetic testing companies will … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

Diagnostic Deals: The Fate of Illumina-PacBio Merger Hangs in the Balance

Will they or won’t they? The suspense continues over whether Illumina’s proposed rescue of Pacific Biosciences will actually close. The $1.2 billion cash merger, which was originally expected to close … [Read more...]


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