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Closing the Gap Between People & Processes with Lab Tech

Medical laboratory managers and technicians play an important role in the prevention and diagnosis of diseases of all kinds. These lab techs are irreplaceable in the lab as they set up and sanitize laboratories, prepare specimens, match blood compatibility for transfusions, analyze fluid chemical content, collect blood samples, examine immune system elements and so much more. Lab techs and lab…

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4 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Lab Reporting Solution

Evaluating a LIMS and reporting solution can be overwhelming. Not only does your lab’s reporting affect the quality of your own lab and processes, but your reports affect the end patient experience, too. While there are many questions you should ask in order to find the right solution and the right team to partner with, we’ve put together 4 top…

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3 Features in Pathagility Your Lab Will Love

The Pathagility team is inspired by start-up labs and existing laboratories that are developing new and innovative tests. We know how challenging that process can be for labs, so we built a modern technology solution that provides a cost effective, Software-as-a-Service solution engineered especially for your lab’s needs. As a flexible cloud-based system, Pathagility gives laboratories the ability to adapt…

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A Nutrigenomics Discussion with Kara Stewart, CEO of Neurobiologix, Inc.

Kara Stewart’s Credentials: Kara Stewart had a surprising start to her career in nutrigenomics. Before ever doing work in the medical field, Kara spent many years in the beverage services industry,helping Red Bull establish its footprint in the U.S. While Kara was helping the energy drink brand grow, her brother, Dr. Kendal Stewart, was helping patients with his medical career as a Neurotologist and…

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A Reimbursement & PGx Discussion Featuring Richard Roth

Richard Roth’s Credentials: Richard Roth has been working in the lab business since 2001, first with AmeriPath where he worked with GIs, OB gyns urologists, and oncologists. After 6 years at AmeriPath, Richard ventured into a water filtration company (yes, you read that right)! But Richard wanted to get back to the lab space, and missed having a direct impact…

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A PGx Discussion Featuring Micaela Vargas, PhD

Micaela Vargas’ Credentials Micaela Vargas (Micki) has a PhD in cell and molecular biology. Part of her work as a Doctoral student at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) was identifying and characterizing novel anthrax toxin receptors and analyzing these genes in patient-specific prostate cancer. Her research project encompassed molecular biology, cell biology, and molecular genetic techniques and…

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3 Ways a LIMS System Cuts Costs & Improves Efficiency in The Lab

Across the nation, labs are facing the toughest financial squeeze of recent times. Simply said, lab managers are being asked to cut operating costs and operate their labs with smaller budgets during 2016 – and beyond. That makes it essential for savvy lab managers to stay current with the most effective techniques for cutting lab costs and managing shrinking lab…

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How This PGx Lab Went From Ability to Analyze 50 Tests to 95

A high volume clinical laboratory based in Louisiana specializes in advanced PGx and Toxicology testing. The lab receives test samples from around the United States to process in their CLIA certified lab. Opportunity With testing so sophisticated and unique, the lab needed a better way to provide clean and easy to interpret reports to referring physicians or groups that could…

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Spotlight on Pharmacogenetics: Tests & the Tech Behind Them

Over the last 10 years, it has come to public knowledge that genes do not necessarily have to express themselves. Integrative doctors have brought to our patients’ attention that genes are turned on or off by our environment. Our environment includes the food we eat, the nutritional supplements we take, the thoughts we have, the exercise we do… Wow, the…

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Ebook: “5 Ways Lab Technology Will Change in the Next 5 Years”

More than five years ago, in a “Lab of the Future” supplement for Advantage Business Media, more than half (55%) of the respondents to a reader survey indicated that the most important technical issue in future lab design was “right sizing” of the lab. Four years ago, a similar survey found that bench space — a derivative of size —…

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