Abbott Laboratories is a multinational healthcare company specializing in the manufacture and distribution of medical tools and services. It was established in 1888 by Wallace Abbott. The company has headquarters Illinois, U.S.U.S. with operations across the world. It is listed on NYSE with components on the S&P 100 and S&P 500.
The company serves the health care pharmaceutical industry with wide range products, including generic medicines, medical tools and equipment, diet supplements, and much more. The main clients of the company products include, among others, hospitals, lab facilities, blood donor banks, pharmacies, and physicians.
The firm plays a major role in the diagnosis and evaluation of chronic medical conditions, including HIV, cancer, metabolic disorders, hepatitis, and much more. In addition, the company offers essential information to a wide range of healthcare professionals applicable to patient care, especially in emergency sections. For instance, the firm is renowned for its innovative and pioneer HIV blood-screen tests.