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Instrumentation Laboratory Announces 'Passion & Results' Awards Program

Awards to Honor Outstanding Healthcare Providers

LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ --- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), today announced its "Passion & Results" award, and is now accepting nominations. Award recipients will be selected from top laboratorians, physicians and nurses who have demonstrated true passion for their profession and have gone 'above and beyond' to enhance the quality of patient care. Three winners whose stories reflect uncommon effort and energy will each receive an award plus a $2,000 educational grant for their institution in recognition of their 'passion and results.' Their compelling stories will be told and posted on the IL website (, in brochures and featured in industry publications.

"Many outstanding healthcare professionals demonstrate unflagging drive and dedication every day to enhance the quality of patient care in some way. The 'Passion and Results' Award will strive to acknowledge these people and their institutions," said Josep Manent, CEO of IL. "We look forward to honoring these individuals, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary."

Ramon Benet, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and US Sales and Service at IL, added, "This award is our way of recognizing the customers who really make a positive difference each day. We will honor their contribution, dedication and advancement, and will encourage our industry's continuing commitment to improved care."

Eligibility, Judging & Applying

From now through March 31, 2009, individuals worldwide can nominate themselves and/or others for this award. Judging and selection of the three winners will be conducted by the ILeader Panel, a group of select IL employees with substantial experience in the diagnostics industry. Winners will be honored in July, 2009. Applications can be downloaded or completed online at

Part of IL's 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 'Passion & Results' Award is the cornerstone of IL's comprehensive '50 and Forward' program to celebrate the Company's 50th anniversary in 2009. The '50 and Forward' program of events and activities was officially launched at July's American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2008 Conference. For details, visit

Instrumentation Laboratory (, 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 Lexington, Massachusetts.

The Instrumentation Laboratory logo, GEM, iQM, HemosIL, ACL TOP, ACL ELITE, Premier and OPL are trademarks of Instrumentation Laboratory Company and/or one of its subsidiaries or parent companies, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other jurisdictions. All other product names, company names, marks, logos, and symbols are trademarks of their respective owners.

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