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DIAGNOSTICS: LONGFORD

Abbott Diagnostics is giving you accurate, timely information to better manage health. Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of health conditions. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools put the power of health in the hands of healthcare professionals in all parts of the world. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life.

The diagnostics facility in Longford spans 135,000 square feet and is located on a 20-acre greenfield site in Lisnamuck on the outskirts of Longford town. The health and safety of our employees and the protection of the environment are paramount. Abbott Diagnostic Longford won the Abbott Global Environment Health and Safety and Energy Plant of the Year Award in 2009, 2011,2013 and 2015 while finishing as runner-up in 2007, 2008 and 2010. We are a zero-landfill site certified in Environmental Management System ISO 14001 and Occupational Health and Safety Management System 18001 and Energy Award ISO 50001 In 2015 Abbott Longford was awarded IMDA Med Tech Company of the Year. In 2016, the site received the prestigious Shingo Prize from the University of Utah and the Shingo Institute for Operational Excellence.

History

Abbott established a diagnostics manufacturing facility in Sligo in 1994 to manufacture blood-screening products and reagents.

In 2004, Abbott’s operations in Ireland expanded with the opening of a second facility in Longford. The plant was first occupied in December 2004, and the first product (Architect® TSH) was launched in December of 2005.

The Longford facility plays a key role in helping Abbott to meet the increasing global demand for diagnostic testing in areas such as infectious disease, cancer, thyroid and cardiovascular diseases.

Products Supported

Diagnostics provide early and accurate detection of medical conditions which can lead to effective medical treatment. Diagnostic tests are performed in:

  • Hospitals
  • Reference laboratories
  • Blood banks
  • Physician’s offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Domestic homes

Abbott in Longford manufactures 18 diagnostic reagent products for thyroid function, fertility, and pregnancy, cardiology, renal and metabolic. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and are regulated by bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Our Quality Policy is “To improve healthcare by providing high-quality, safe and effective diagnostic products.”

The assays that are manufactured at the site are used on our ARCHITECT instrument platform.

For more information on Abbott’s diagnostics business, please visit www.abbottdiagnostics.co.uk.

 

Abbott Ireland Diagnostic
Lisnamuck
Longford
Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)43 333 1000

 

 

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