United Kingdom’s National Health Service Expands its Largest Public/Private Clinical Pathology Laboratory Joint Venture

GSTS Pathology Inks Pathology Testing Services Pact with KingsPath in London In the United Kingdom, clinical pathology laboratories are facing major changes in ownership, operation, and how they are funded. One very visible sign of these coming changes is the latest expansion in the nation’s largest public/private pathology testing joint venture that took effect just two weeks ago. On September 24, Serco Group, plc, announced that KingsPath, the pathology service arm of the King’s College...

Pathologists Take Note: C. Craig Venter Just Created the First Synthetic Life Form

Milestone achievement may lead to more sophisticated clinical laboratory tests Now science can create synthetic life forms and J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is the first to do it. The landmark feat, which involved building the genome of a bacterium from scratch and incorporating it into a cell, “paves the way for designer organisms that are built rather than evolved,” noted the author of an article in guardian.co.uk. J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., best known to pathologists and clinical laboratory...

Hospitals, Clinical Labs, and Pathology Groups Will Soon Adopt Global Location Numbers

GS1 Global Location Numbers are expected to improve supply chain performance There’s a new global healthcare standard that will change how hospitals, clinical laboratories, and pathology groups get supplies from vendors. This standard will be launched as part of the GLN Healthcare Sunrise. It is an example of how the globalization of healthcare is about to take another significant step forward. Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers should take time to learn about GS1 Global Location...
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