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July 31, 2014
11:29 EDTLH, DGX, BRLIFDA announces steps to ensure reliable diagnostic test results
The FDA announced that it took "important steps to ensure that certain tests used by health care professionals to help diagnose and treat patients provide accurate, consistent and reliable results." The FDA issued a final guidance on the development, review and approval of companion diagnostics, which are tests used to identify patients who will benefit from or be harmed by treatment with a certain drug. Companion diagnostic tests are intended to aid physicians in selecting appropriate therapies for individual patients, the agency said. These tests are commonly used to detect certain types of gene-based cancers. The FDA also is notifying Congress of its intention to publish a proposed risk-based oversight framework for laboratory developed tests, which are designed, manufactured and used within a single laboratory. The agency also intends to publish a draft guidance outlining how laboratories can notify the FDA that they are currently manufacturing and using LDTs, how to provide information about their LDTs, and how they can comply with the medical device reporting requirements. Publicly traded laboratory companies include LabCorp (LH), Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and Bio-Reference Labs (BRLI). Reference Link
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October 16, 2014
15:10 EDTDGXAmerican College of Gastroenterology to hold annual meeting
ACG Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 to be held in Philadlephia, PA on October 17-22.
October 15, 2014
19:16 EDTLHLabCorp acquisition of LipoScience clears antitrust approval
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, or LabCorp (LH), announced that the Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 applicable to the acquisition of LipoScience, Inc. (LPDX) by LabCorp. The transaction is expected to close in Q4.
16:11 EDTLHLabCorp's LipoScience acquisition clears antitrust approval
LipoScience (LPDX) announced that the Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 applicable to the acquisition of LipoScience by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH). The transaction remains subject to other customary closing conditions set forth in the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated September 24. The transaction is expected to close in Q4.
October 8, 2014
16:09 EDTLHMyriad Genetics appoints former LabCorp executive Riggsbee as CFO
Myriad Genetics (MYGN) announced the appointment of R. Bryan Riggsbee as executive vice president, CFO, and Treasurer effective October 16. Jim Evans will continue in his role as CFO through the transition to Riggsbee, the company stated. Riggsbee most recently served as the senior vice president, Corporate Finance at Laboratory Corporation of America (LH).
07:18 EDTDGXInfectious Diseases Society of America to hold a conference
ID Week 2014 is being held in Philadelphia on October 8-12.
October 7, 2014
09:49 EDTDGX, LHUBS healthcare services analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Healthcare Services Analyst Rice, along with Dr. Robert Boorstein, Clinical Lab Assessment Director of ClasGroup, discuss the health of the clinical lab market and how DGX and LH are competitively positioned for the long-term on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on October 7 at 11 am.

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