Abbott Laboratories, one of the leading and trusted healthcare companies in America was founded in 1888, headquartered in Lake Bluff, Illinois. It was founded by Chicago physician Wallace Calvin Abbott. Abbott has branded generic pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, and nutrition products. The first HIV blood screening test was developed by the company in 1985.
Hospitals, laboratories, blood banks, and physician offices use Abbott's medical tests and diagnostic instrument to diagnose and monitor diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, cancer, heart failure, and metabolic disorders. Abbott is known for offering unique medicinal products like Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Diagnostics, Neuromodulation, Nutrition, and Pharmaceuticals. Abbott works on core therapeutic areas such as Gastroenterology, Women’s Health, Cardiovascular, Pain/Central Nervous System, Respiratory, and Influenza Vaccine.
Abbott has designed customized devices according to the diseases patient faces such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of chronic pain, dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation for treatment of causalgia in Neuromodulation. Abbott made personalized medicine a reality. This company can provide real-time, lab-quality results to the patient with the help of portable, hand-held blood analyzers to make easy decisions and ensure the desired care when needed.