Direct-to-Consumer Clinical Laboratory Test Developer, EverlyWell, Receives $1 Million in Funding from Shark Tank Investor

Direct-to-consumer medical laboratory testing company gets a major shot in the arm as developers find ready investors and increasing consumer demand Clinical laboratory tests, usually performed without fanfare, were thrust into the limelight during a recent episode of Shark Tank, an American reality TV show on which aspiring entrepreneurs compete for the attention and partnership funds of various investors. EverlyWell, a direct-to-consumer (DTC) company that offers at-home lab tests without...

Trends in Genomic Research That Could Impact Clinical Laboratories and Anatomic Pathology Groups Very Soon

Genomics is quickly becoming the foundational disruptor technology on which many new and powerful clinical laboratory tests and procedures will be based Genomics testing has become accessible, affordable, and in some instances, life-saving. Clinical laboratories and pathology groups are handling more genomic data each year, and the trend does not appear to be slowing down. Here are current trends in genomic research that soon could be bringing new capabilities to medical laboratories...

Sure Genomics Offering $2,500 Whole Human Genome Profile to Consumers, but ‘Doctor Prescribed’ Medical Laboratory Test Caught the Attention of the FDA

FDA sends letter to the California-based start-up concerning clearance for SureDNA test kit before accepting pre-orders from consumers Competition to market whole-human genome sequencing to consumers is heating up. Not only is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) watching these developments, but it is taking action to regulate companies that offer direct-to-consumer whole-human genome sequencing in developments that should be watched by clinical laboratory managers and pathologists. One...
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