Quest continues New England expansion; Obesity risk Dx test in the works;

> Quest Diagnostics ($DGX) continued its acquisition of smaller laboratory testing services companies, this time grabbing Massachusetts-based ConVerge Diagnostic Services for an undisclosed price. Story

> Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered significant differences in pigs' eating habits, a finding that could lead to a blood diagnostic that helps determine which humans are prone to obesity. Item

> AxioMx, which provides custom antibody discovery and development services for diagnostic, research and therapeutic clients, raised $2 million in new funding from investors including Connecticut Innovations, Elm Street Ventures, Vital Venture Capital and company founders. Item

> Taiwanese researchers have developed a paper-based diagnostic test for tuberculosis. Item

> LED Medical Diagnostics in British Columbia has a new CEO: David Gane, the former vice president for dental imaging at Carestream Dental. Item