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China Dips Its Toes in Disruptive IVD Tech

The number of Chinese IVD companies exhibiting at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting (AACC) & Clinical Lab Expo (CLE) was slightly down from last year, but the breadth of diagnostic products and innovations from China appears to be on the up. Hrishi Poola and Jon Chen discuss the moves China is making to become a generator of disruptive technologies and reports on the new products and the players emerging from this market

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How Big Can Bio-Rad Get?

Bio-Rad's having a great year, thanks to its presence in the fast-growing life sciences business of protein analysis, and its surprise success with a test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Founder and CEO David Schwartz built the business based on a mix of eclectic product lines into an $800 million force in life sciences and clinical diagnostics. But as he nears 80, the company is grappling with succession issues, as well as a sense that it needs to better integrate its disparate businesses.
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Instrumentation manufacturers have become increasingly aware that platforms can be more lucrative than tools. By entering into alliances to create value-added research platforms focused on particular applications, like toxicogenomics or proteomics, they see an opportunity to participate in markets much larger than their traditional research segments.
BioPharmaceutical Strategy

Variagenics: Lower-Risk Pharmacogenomics

Despite its presumed intuitive appeal, the concept of applying pharmacogenomics to predict drug response remains largely unproven, and the handful of companies trying for a foothold in this market face challenges on several fronts: finding drug companies who've bought into the concept and are willing to collaborate, negotiating deals without the leverage of issued patents linking SNPs and haplotypes to drug response, and convincing investors both that the technology won't be commoditized, and that pharmaceutical firms won't bring it in-house and leave them in the cold. Variagenics is assuming that drug companies with whom it partners will use data from clinical trials that incorporate pharmacogenomic assays to obtain a label linking the sale of the drug and the use of the tests, which Variagenics will supply or license. As it seeks partners, Variagenics is also raising its visibility by collaborating with CROs and offering expertise and services to those drug companies and biotechs who have yet to devote resources to in-house pharmacogenomics programs but who want a taste of the technology.
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