Jim Ryan
Long only, special situations, growth at reasonable price, contrarian

Accelerate Diagnostics: Cornering The Worldwide Market In Hospital Lab/Microbiology Systems

Imagine you are a hospital Risk Manager. A desperately ill young mother (let's say she's a Goldman Sachs investment advisor) enters the emergency room with an unknown pathogen. Under current technology, a culture is taken, delivered to the microbiology lab, and in 72 hours, (industry standard) the emergency room physician gets the results of the analysis. Unfortunately, in our hypothetical, it is too late for our young Goldman mom; she dies in the ER. Researching the death, her brother, a well-known New York personal injury attorney, discovers a "BACcel" technology exists; a simple patient-to-sample tray analysis that would have identified his sister's deadly pathogen in only 1 hour, instead of the 72 hours it took for the ER physician to

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