Thursday, December 22, 2011

Alere Acquires MAS; Enhances its Diagnostic IT Offering

The trend of in vitro diagnostic companies fortifying their information managment system profile continues, as more and more hospitals need lab systems that can report to an EMR.     News this month that Charlottesville-based Medical Automation Systems (MAS), a major provider of information management systems for point-of-care testing, has been acquired by Massachusetts-based Alere Inc.
 In 2010, Abbot acquired Starlims Technologies for 123 million dollars.   The companies software was already used by more than 500 labs.

Kalorama Information expects a $850 million dollar market for Lab Information Systems.  Kalorama Information's report on Laboratory Information Systems contains breakdowns of the market for LIS products by hardware and software, and discusses the major players and trends in the industry.  The report can be found on its website.