2009 Marks 50 Years of Innovative ‘Firsts’ for Instrumentation Laboratory
– In Vitro Diagnostics Leader Celebrates 50th Anniversary –
IL’s Distinguished History of “Firsts”
From its earliest days, IL’s notable breakthroughs have had a major impact in laboratory medicine and the well-being of patients around the world. Its first instrument, the IL 113, launched a new era of automation in the industry, and set the stage for IL’s constant innovation for half a century. From the revolutionary IL 113 blood gas analyzer, to the IL 143 flame photometer, to the invention of CO-Oximetry, IL launched products that replaced time-consuming manual techniques, setting new standards in hospitals worldwide.
Today, around the globe, IL’s innovative products impact hospitals, and their central laboratories, ICUs, operating rooms and emergency rooms, bringing automation and accuracy to caregivers and the patients that rely on them. The same passion and dedication to innovation that led IL’s earliest missions are what the company is celebrating in 2009, with a renewed commitment to continuing this legacy in the future.
“We’re proud that IL’s history of ‘firsts’ has played a part in revolutionizing the world of medical diagnostics across the globe. Patients and caregivers benefit from our discoveries on nearly every continent, every single day,” said
Another IL “First” to be Introduced in
As the world’s leading developer of hemostasis testing systems, IL plans to begin 2009 with the launch of another innovative addition to its ACL family of hemostasis testing instruments, that use ‘chemiluminescence’ technology to automate specialty assays:
- The highly-anticipated ACL AcuStar(TM), the first fully automated random-access chemiluminescence analyzer dedicated to specialty assays in hemostasis
“Passion and Results” Award Nominations for IL Customers Accepted thru
The cornerstone of IL’s 50th anniversary celebration is the “Passion and Results” Award for customers. Three laboratorians, respiratory therapists, physicians or nurses who have demonstrated remarkable passion and dedication resulting in enhanced patient care will receive an award and an educational grant to their institution. Industry professionals are invited to submit an inspiring story of patient care – about themselves or another person – by completing IL’s “Passion and Results” nomination form available through an IL sales representative or online at www.ilus.com/50forward. Submissions will be accepted through
ILeader Panel of Experts Available to Industry.
IL’s leadership in the development of diagnostic instruments is largely due to its many renowned thought leaders. Members of the “50 and Forward” ILeader Panel of esteemed experts in a variety of diagnostics-related areas are available to contribute to the betterment of diagnostics through forums, webcasts, roundtables, seminars and press comments throughout IL’s 50th anniversary celebration year. Persons and publications interested in securing the ILeader Panel’s services should contact IL’s
About Instrumentation Laboratory
Instrumentation Laboratory (www.ilus.com), founded in 1959, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents and controls for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The company’s product lines include critical care systems, hemostasis systems and information management systems.
IL’s GEM(R) product offerings, part of the critical care line, include the new GEM Premier(TM) 4000 analyzer with Intelligent Quality Management (iQM(R)), GEM Premier 3000 analyzer, GEM OPL(TM), a portable whole blood CO-Oximeter and the GEM PCL Plus, a portable coagulation analyzer. IL’s hemostasis portfolio includes the ACL TOP(R) Family of Hemostasis Testing Systems, fully automated, high-productivity analyzers, including the ACL TOP and the new ACL TOP 500 CTS. IL also offers the ACL ELITE(R) and ELITE PRO, other hemostasis analyzers and the HemosIL(R) line of reagents. IL is based in
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