Proposed merger of private IVD labs - market will remain competitive

Last month, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) invited public feedback on the planned merger of two private clinical laboratories in Singapore.

Professor Burton Ong ("Put private labs' proposed merger under microscope", ST, June 28) has given voice to concerns about the future competitiveness of the in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests market and the potential impact on healthcare costs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2019, with the headline 'Proposed merger of private IVD labs - market will remain competitive'. Print Edition | Subscribe