PerkinElmer

If recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services, spinal muscular atrophy screening will potentially be adopted on the state level.

Revenues in PerkinElmer's diagnostics business rose 23 percent in Q4, thanks largely to its acquisition of autoimmune diagnostic testing firm Euroimmun.

The three firms each had 510(k) clearances for multiple products from the FDA last month for marketing.

Quest's CEO gave an overview of the firm's business and the lab space in general, while GenMark launched a new system this week aimed at smaller labs.

There were 58 M&A deals in the diagnostics space during the year, paced by Quest, which announced 12 deals. Abbott's $5.3 billion buy of Alere was the biggest acquisition. 

The company beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines, and said sales from its diagnostics business rose 13 percent year over year.

PerkinElmer Genetics will provide clinical whole-genome sequencing, data interpretation, and diagnostic reports to IDG for patients with neurological disorders.

Last week, the company launched whole-genome sequencing of children for customers of its ViaCord cord blood and tissue banking business.

The firm said it may use the loans to finance its $1.3 billion acquisition of Euroimmun Medical Laboratory Diagnostics.

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