Pathology and Radiology Must Prepare for Personalized Medicine

If there is one healthcare trend that will be truly disruptive to pathologists, it is personalized medicine. The concept behind personalized medicine is simple: understand the genetic and metabolic differences unique to the individual patient. Then use this knowledge to tailor a custom program of therapy, including prescription drugs, that offers the maximum potential for success while minimizing possible side affects. Personalized medicine is closely linked to the emerging field of companion...

Big Pharma Ready to Crowd Into the Laboratory Testing Marketplace

Whether laboratory medicine is ready or not, Big Pharma is ready to crowd its way into the laboratory testing marketplace. The world’s largest pharmaceutical companies are recognizing that the success of their prescription drugs will increasingly depend on a clinically-useful companion diagnostic test. Since pharma companies like control over their products, Dark Daily predicts that deals between pharma companies and in vitro diagnostics (IVD) firms will soon be announced. As this...
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