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,…

3 Ways Tox Labs Are Innovating

According to a recent article on AACC, each year, approximately 4 million patients experience some kind of overdose or chemical reaction to a substance – whether intended or not – and 25% of those patients enter the healthcare setting to be evaluated for toxicity. The results from toxicology testing shape diagnosis and treatment decisions, so…

2016 Resolutions For The Advanced Laboratory

If the past few years have been any indicator, healthcare in 2016 (and maybe especially in the lab) will be fraught with change and will present many opportunities for those innovating in the face of those changes. “As laboratory professionals, our focus on quality begins by looking inward at our operational processes from specimen collection…

The Evolution of the Lab

As a lab executive, we don’t need to tell you how much the lab has changed over the last years. Every day, more and more tests are introduced, and innovation both in tests and technology is increasing at a daily rate. Innovative and start-up labs have new testing instruments and have optimized layouts and workflows…