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The future of Lab Medicine seen through the eyes of a Niche Supplier.

Jørgen Viktil1,*

1Thermo Fisher Scientific, CDD, Oslo, Norway

Lab Medicine is developing fast and with more and more sophisticated technical solutions. There are some large suppliers who offer close to total automation on several areas of Lab Medicine.

Laboratories take advantage of this and introduce automation into the different areas of the lab, as it becomes available.

Laboratories also consolidate to have the possibility of large scale operation. Huge tenders are opened for several laboratories in combination where a supplier has to be able to offer the majority of the demanded systems and assays to be considered. In some cases one supplier is preferred to coordinate the whole supply.

Will there still be a need for the Niche Supplier? And who is the Niche Supplier?

Keywords: Laboratory organization, Method