-- In Vitro Diagnostics Leader Celebrates 50th Anniversary --
LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents and services, is celebrating the anniversary date of its founding, fifty years ago today. The company launched its "50 and Forward" celebration in 2008 and will continue the program through its anniversary year with events that reflect on IL's 50 years of historic achievements, as well as its plans for continued innovation in the future.
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 Josep Manent, CEO of IL. "Year after year, product after product, IL is recognized as having set new
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