Roche has signed an agreement to buy Viewics, a privately held software company focused on laboratory business analytics. Roche said the acquisition will expand its offerings for integrated core labs and enable labs to make faster, data-driven decisions in their operations. Viewics software provides automated data extraction, cleansing, and augmentation architecture and is designed to resolve problems that laboratory IT staff encounter when using generic business intelligence solutions, traditional data warehousing, or extraction methodologies. As a cloud-based product, it is infrastructure-agnostic, interactive, and accessible from mobile devices and desktop computers. “The Viewics platform generates insights that can inform real-time decisions about costs, laboratory performance, and many other areas affecting today’s modern healthcare organizations,” said Keith Laughman, CEO of Viewics. “We are looking forward to working with our Roche colleagues in helping to support the lab’s critical role in healthcare delivery.”