Agilent’s $2.2 Billion-Dollar Acquisition of Dako Likely to Shake Up the Anatomic Pathology and Histology Marketplace

Pathology laboratories that are customers of Dako should take notice of the coming change of ownership Once again, a major player in histology and anatomic pathology tissue processing has been acquired. Yesterday it was announced that Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), of Santa Clara, California, will pay $2.2 billion to acquire Dako, the cancer diagnostics company in Glostrup, Denmark. It is the largest acquisition in Agilent’s 13-year history. The high price paid for Dako is just the...

Lean and New Diagnostic Technologies Fuel Innovations at the Pathology Department at University of Nebraska-Omaha

Dark Daily gets tour of clinical lab and anatomic pathology activities DATELINE: Omaha, Nebraska—This city may be in America’s heartland and best-known for corn-fed beef and billionaire-investor Warren Buffet, but its premier academic center clinical pathology laboratory is breaking new ground in several important ways. Last Thursday, your Dark Daily editor was hosted for a site visit by the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). From adoption of...

Dako Announces Digital Pathology Agreements with Philips and Omnyx

Goal is to deliver integrated digital pathology solutions to clinical pathology laboratories Yesterday, Dako announced separate digital pathology agreements with Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG) and Omnyx, LLC. Both the Philips and Omnyx agreements give each company access to Dako’s proprietary software algorithms and reagents used in tissue analysis for certain cancers. In the deal between Philips and Dako, Philips plans to incorporate certain of Dako’s image analysis applications to the...
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