Abbott Showcases Innovations to Help Labs Solve Health Care Challenges

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Clinical laboratories around the world are helping to improve patient care while navigating an evolving health care environment. To help laboratories with increasing demands, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) is developing diagnostic solutions for today and tomorrow, which it will showcase during the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, July 27 through July 31, 2014, in Chicago.

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Meet John Kershaw, President & CEO of Sysmex America

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Sysmex America, Inc., the United States subsidiary for Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan, announced that the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John Kershaw, has been appointed an Executive Officer of Sysmex Corporation.  Kershaw’s appointment marks the first time an executive from an overseas subsidiary has been appointed. As an Executive Officer, Kershaw will serve in a consultative capacity to the corporation’s president and governing board while maintaining his leadership position with Sysmex America.

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AstraZeneca buys Almirall lung drugs for up to $2.1 billion

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(Reuters) – AstraZeneca took a major step to build up its respiratory medicine business on Wednesday by striking a deal worth up to $2.1 billion for the rights to Spanish group Almirall’s lung drugs.

The British drugmaker, which resisted a $118 billion takeover attempt by Pfizer in May, said it would pay an initial $875 million and up to $1.22 billion more if the drugs meet development and sales targets.

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Announcing “Ask Us Anything”

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Announcing Ask Us Anything, a Virtual Entrepreneur or Subject Matter Expert Form. This is our “Ask Amy” or “GQ Style Guy” equivalent. It is a forum for current, would be, and want to be entrepreneurs to ask any and all questions relating to the community, being an entrepreneur and starting up a company.

Your questions can be anonymous, so ask all of those little questions you have always wanted to ask. We will go out and find the right expert to answer your question and post the responses every week.

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