Machine learning, AI making its way into clinical lab management

Machine learning, AI making its way into clinical lab management

While clinical labs’ use of machine learning and artificial intelligence is perhaps most prominently associated with areas like pathology and microbiology testing, these tools are also seeing uptake for lab management applications like specimen routing and billing support.These kinds of

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IQVIA pays Quest Diagnostics $760M to get full control of central lab joint venture

IQVIA pays Quest Diagnostics $760M to get full control of central lab joint venture

  The laboratory services joint venture that IQVIA and Quest Diagnostics have operated for the past six years is moving under the full control of IQVIA in a $760 million transaction. The cash sum is what IQVIA paid to acquire

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Miniature human tear glands grown in a lab cry real tears just like us

Miniature human tear glands grown in a lab cry real tears just like us

By Karina Shah Lipocalin 2 (in red) is a protein found in tears that is made by the new organoidsYorick Post/Elsevier Miniature organoids that function like human tear glands have been grown in the lab – and they can produce

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Amazon-backed electric vehicle maker will help launch a COVID-19 testing lab

Amazon-backed electric vehicle maker will help launch a COVID-19 testing lab

Electric vehicle maker Rivian has inked a deal with the University of Illinois to use its COVID-19 saliva tests in its factories in Illinois and California. The Amazon-backed startup donated $500,000 to U of I’s SHIELD COVID-19 testing program to

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Everlywell forms new at-home lab testing subsidiary through PWNHealth purchase

Everlywell forms new at-home lab testing subsidiary through PWNHealth purchase

Everlywell, a leader in the at-home diagnostic testing space, has acquired PWNHealth and its subsidiary Home Access Health to form a new parent company called Everly Health. PWNHealth and Home Access Health both have self-collected lab test services, and by

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Pre-embryos made in lab could spur research, ethics debates

Pre-embryos made in lab could spur research, ethics debates

For the first time, scientists have used human cells to make structures that mimic the earliest stages of development, which they say will pave the way for more research without running afoul of restrictions on using real embryos.Two papers published

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Quest acquires Mercy’s outreach lab business

Quest acquires Mercy's outreach lab business

Quest Diagnostics has entered an agreement to acquire the outreach laboratory services business of healthcare system Mercy, the companies announced this week.With the acquisition, Quest will pick up the business from 29 Mercy hospital labs and two independent clinic labs

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COVID-19 testing lab firm sues California whistleblower

Clinical laboratories prepare for coronavirus variants

A whistleblower who accused a COVID-19 testing lab she managed in California of improper work is being sued by the company for violating a confidentiality agreement.PerkinElmer Inc. sued Mahnaz Salem in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday, alleging she

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California inspectors find ‘deficiencies’ at virus test lab

California inspectors find 'deficiencies' at virus test lab

Inspectors found “significant deficiencies” at California’s new coronavirus testing laboratory, problems that state officials on Monday partly blamed on the rapid ramp-up they required from the lab’s private operator under terms of a $1.4 billion contract.A fraction of 1% of

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WHO: COVID-19 Unlikely to Have Originated from Wuhan Lab

WHO: COVID-19 Unlikely to Have Originated from Wuhan Lab

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