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Abbott buys middleware provider Omnilab

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Aug. 13, 2015Abbott has acquired Omnilab, a provider of software solutions for clinical diagnostics and blood transfusion laboratories. Omnilab’s middleware solutions connect laboratory information systems to analyzers, automation systems, point of care, or other diagnostic devices within the laboratory.

“With this acquisition, Abbott now has the ability to offer a seamless, all-in-one solution for customers,” Abbott Diagnostics commercial operations senior vice president Jaime Contreras said in a statement. “This will help laboratories increase the value and effectiveness of their operations and clinical processes, saving them time and money.”

Designed by laboratory experts to meet the unique needs of the lab, Omnilab IT and middleware solutions include a complete suite of applications with a range of advanced features, such as test ordering and result management, sample management, quality control and workflow management, and clinical decision support. These IT solutions play an increasingly important role in helping laboratories standardize processes and improve decision making, interfacing with thousands of instruments and different LIS systems.

Middleware solutions are a critical component of Abbott’s total laboratory solution for customers and were previously available to Abbott customers through a partnership agreement, primarily in Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Abbott will expand availability of the Omnilab LabOnline IT solutions to additional markets outside of the United States.

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