“Various players entering into strategic alliances for expanding their footprints in the US Clinical Laboratory Testing market” says RNCOS
Clinical Laboratory provides laboratory information and services needed for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The laboratory tests performed by clinical laboratory scientists include- the detection of the abnormal cells that cause leukemia, the analysis of cardiac enzyme activity released during a heart attack, the identification of the type of bacteria causing an infection, the detection of DNA markers for genetic diseases and many more.
According to a new research report by RNCOS entitled, “US Clinical Laboratory Testing Market by Type of Test (Tumor, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Esoteric), By Type of Lab (Hospital, Physician, Independent), & By Type of Diseases (Tuberculosis, Influenza, Cancer, HIV/AIDS etc.), Forecast to 2022” the prevailing medical laboratory business model, particularly in the US, suffers from too much fragmentation, redundancy and excess capacity. Such a model has competitive disadvantages and is no longer adequate in the new reality of the need for much greater cost containment and increased competition. Laboratories should therefore seek to cooperate, consolidate to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.
To overcome this issue, the US clinical lab industry has experienced significant consolidation in the last three years, with Quest, LabCorp, Sonic and Solstas Lab Partners accounting for majority of deals. Even though M&A activity and valuations reduced in 2009 (due to recessionary impacts), large commercial labs continued to compete for highly-attractive strategic acquisitions in the succeeding years.
Moreover, the sector has attracted private equity investors that have established or are seeking platform acquisitions. M&A strategies with commercial labs focus on smaller, strategic acquisitions in high-growth esoteric testing segments. In future, M&A activity is anticipated to continue, as LabCorp and Quest have shown a strong interest in acquisitions. These two will face competition from Sonic, Bio-Reference, regional labs, and private equity investors.
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