Cerner Corporation Enters the Clinical Laboratory Automation Market by Acquiring Labotix Automation Inc.
Never before has a major LIS vendor boldly acquired a lab equipment manufacturer with an intent to integrate and sell both products as a bundle to medical laboratories
In an unexpected move, healthcare informatics giant Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) purchased a clinical laboratory automation company. On Monday, Cerner announced that it acquired Labotix Automation Inc., of Peterborough, Ontario.
Cerner Gains Foothold in Market for Medical Laboratory Automation
The acquisition gives Cerner an interesting foothold in the clinical laboratory automation market. For many pathologists and medical laboratory managers, the deal raises interesting questions, since Cerner—primarily known among labs for its laboratory information system (LIS) and its anatomic pathology laboratory information system (PLIS)—now is the owner of a company that manufactures hardware. (more…)