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2014-04-08 08:31:56

-- Represents Seven-Year Commitment to Blood Gas Instrumentation and Associated Products -- BEDFORD, Mass., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), today, announced it has been awarded a three-year contract renewal with Novation for its Blood Gas Instrumentation and associated products. Novation is the supply-chain expertise, analytics and contracting company of VHA Inc., University Health System Consortium (UHC), Children's Hospital Association, and Provista,...

2014-03-03 08:32:12

- Record Number of ACL TOP® Hemostasis Family and GEM® Premier Family Testing Systems Shipped - BEDFORD, Mass., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), a company of the Werfen Group, today announced total worldwide sales in 2013 of $741.1M US (EUR558.2M). In its two major business segments, Hemostasis and Critical Care Diagnostics, IL achieved significant growth of 20.6% and 5.9%, respectively. Additionally in 2013, the Company shipped a record number of...

2014-02-04 08:35:29

-Now Direct with Hemostasis and Critical Care Product Lines in All Major Markets Worldwide- BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced that they have successfully completed their transition to direct sales, service, support and marketing for their Hemostasis product line in Japan. A multi-faceted team of sales and technical sales representatives, field service engineers and respective managers has been deployed throughout the...

2011-08-10 07:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract for its critical care portfolio with Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing organization of the Premier healthcare alliance. This is the sixth contract Premier has awarded IL since 1998. Additionally, IL was named the sole blood gas and critical care testing supplier for ASCEND(TM) (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) Premier member...

2010-07-27 16:00:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the first-ever, rapid point-of-care, lab-quality blood test for measuring total bilirubin (tBili) in newborns. Bilirubin, a toxin, can, in high amounts, lead to irreversible brain injury in neonates. The new tBili assay is performed on IL's GEM Premier 4000 critical care analyzer. It allows clinicians to...

2010-06-28 07:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced that it has received the prestigious Supplier Performance Award from Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare purchasing network, for a fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes outstanding performance in quality and compliance by Premier vendors, with less than eight percent selected as award winners. IL was presented with the honor last week at Premier's 2010 Annual Breakthrough Conference and...

2010-05-05 07:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced total worldwide sales in 2009 of euro 425.3M ($586.4M USD). This represents 11.2% growth v. previous year in current, and 13.2% in local currencies. In the Company's two major business segments, Critical Care and Hemostasis Diagnostics, worldwide growth in local currencies was 13.2% and 12.4%, respectively. "In spite of the major economic downturn, 2009 was a highly successful year for IL," said Josep...

2010-02-01 07:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract for its critical care portfolio with Amerinet Inc., a leading health care group purchasing organization. This is the third consecutive contract Amerinet has awarded IL since 2001. The contract offers more than 37,000 Amerinet members savings on IL's portfolio of critical care analyzers, reagents, consumables and service, including IL's flagship product,...

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