mini·​lab | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌlab How to pronounce minilab (audio) \

Definition of minilab

: a retail outlet offering rapid on-site film development and printing

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At one point, the blood-spinning centrifuge in one of the miniLabs blew up. John Carreyrou, WIRED, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 While pipette drift was something that ailed all blood analyzers that relied on pipetting systems, the phenomenon was particularly pronounced on the miniLab. John Carreyrou, WIRED, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 Not all the setbacks encountered during the miniLab’s development could be laid at Balwani’s feet, however. John Carreyrou, WIRED, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 In October 2016, Holmes tried to turn over a new leaf at Theranos by rolling out a portable blood-testing device called the minilab that would serve as remote medical testing stations and be controlled from a central lab. Bloomberg,, "Theranos and CEO Elizabeth Holmes committed 'massive fraud,' SEC alleges," 14 Mar. 2018 After closing its laboratories in California and Arizona, Theranos has refocused its strategy on commercializing a device called the miniLab that miniaturizes various lab instruments and packs them into one box. John Carreyrou, WSJ, "Blood-Testing Firm Theranos Gets $100 Million Lifeline From Fortress," 24 Dec. 2017 The company has since pivoted, focusing on developing its miniLab technology instead. Maya Kosoff, The Hive, "Elizabeth Holmes Just Put Theranos’s Palo Alto Headquarters Up for Rent," 12 July 2017

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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