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Post Abbott Consent Decree; A Changed World for Immunoassay Vendors

Executive Summary

Abbott's prolonged problems with the FDA in the immunoassaay diagnostics market obviously created opportunities for competitors. Critics say, however, their response has been slow and none are able to step directly into Abbott's shoes. Companies initially viewed the situation as a short-term opportunity, but now they may become more aggressive as Abbott's grip on the market weakens.

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