Amazon makes moves for a major medical diagnostics play

Amazon Diagnostics’ lab in Hebron, Kentucky [image courtesy of Amazon]

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) wants to hire key employees to expand its medical diagnostics operations on a global scale, which very well could grow beyond COVID-19 testing.

Senior-level job postings offer a glimpse of the notoriously secretive and ambitious tech company’s global aspirations for medical diagnostics. Just this week, Amazon put a call out for a medical regulatory officer to be based in Seattle, where the online retailer and cloud computing company is headquartered.

“Regular testing on a global scale across all industries would both help keep people safe and help get the economy back up and running,” Amazon said in the job description, mirroring language in others posted earlier in August. “But, for this to work, we as a society would need vastly more testing capacity than is currently available. Until we have an effective…

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