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奎斯特诊断公司(Quest Diagnostics)

奎斯特診斷公司(Quest Diagnostics)

奎斯特診斷公司官方網站網址:http://www.questdiagnostics.com/ 英文

奎斯特診斷公司簡介

  奎斯特診斷公司(Quest Diagnostics)是美國最大的臨床診斷公司,也是是著名的生化醫療器材測試商。這家公司發起於1967年,期間經歷多次併購,1996年在美國紐交所上市。Quest在美國擁有31個區域性大型診斷中心,155家快速反應實驗室,超過2100個病人服務中心,每年診斷超過1億個標本。

  奎斯特診斷公司為健康護理專業人員提供專業知識,協助他們做出正確診斷,來改善病患的健康狀況。這家公司透過所屬的實驗室和病患服務中心,為美國地區的民眾提供診斷測試服務,並透過其人數眾多的醫療和科學員工提供詳盡的咨詢服務。

  目前,美國前三名公司的市場占有率超過60%,市場集中度很高。在歐美和日本等發達國家,獨立實驗室已經占據臨床檢驗市場的1/3。而中國99%的檢驗業務仍在醫院檢驗科完成。但相比Quest擁有的3000多項檢驗項目,中國的大型醫院也只有500—1000個項目。2006年收入63億美元

  Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) is a United States corporation which provides clinical laboratory services. The company has operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico and through its wholly-owned subsidiary Quest Diagnostics India Pvt. Ltd, a laboratory in India[1] in addition to service locations located in Brazil. Quest Diagnostics also has collaborative agreements internationally with various hospitals and clinics.[2] Quest Diagnostics also has operations in the US Territory of Puerto Rico.[3]

  Quest Diagnostics is a member of the Fortune 500 and the S&P 500. The company's corporate headquarters were previously located in Teterboro, New Jersey where the largest business unit is located. Currently, the corporate headquarters are located in Madison, New Jersey[4] having moved there in October 2007 from Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

奎斯特診斷公司的歷史

  • 1967: Founded by Paul A. Brown, MD as Metropolitan Pathology Laboratory, Inc., in New York.
  • 1969: Name Changed to MetPath, Inc., in Teaneck, New Jersey.
  • 1982: MetPath was acquired by what was then known as Corning Glass Works, and subsequently renamed Corning Clinical Laboratories.
  • 1997: Quest Diagnostics becomes an independent company as a spin-off from Corning.
  • 1997: Acquires clinical laboratory division of Branford, CT-based Diagnostic Medical Laboratory, Inc. (DML)[5].
  • 1999: Acquires SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories; GlaxoSmithKline still holds a large portion of Quest Diagnostics stock. The SmithKline Beecham acquisition includes a joint venture ownership with CompuNet Clinical Laboratory
  • 2000: Launch of Six Sigma program leading the charge to raise the quality of healthcare delivery in the United States.
  • 2001: Completes acquisition of Ohio-based MedPlus, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDP), a healthcare technology company.
  • 2002: Completes acquisition of Virginia-based American Medical Laboratories, Inc. (AML) and an affiliated company of AML, LabPortal, Inc., for approximately $500 million in cash.
  • 2003: Completes acquisition of California-based Unilab Corporation (NASDAQ: ULAB) in a transaction valued at approximately $800 million .
  • 2005: Completes acquisition of Kansas-based LabOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: LABS) for approximately $934 million.
  • 2006: Completes acquisition of Virginia-based Focus Diagnostics, Inc., an infectious and immunologic disease laboratory, for approximately $185 million in cash.
  • 2007: Quest Diagnostics celebrates its 10th year after being spun off from Corning.
  • 2007: Completes acquisition of Sweden-based Hemocue, a point-of-care diagnostic testing company.
  • 2007: Acquires AmeriPath, becoming the leading provider of cancer diagnostic testing services.
  • 2010: Laid off 70 percent of processor's in Lenexa and have cut costs and employee overtime due to decline of clients, poor sales and poor managment.

參考文獻

  1. ↑ 2/20/2008 News Release: Birla Sun Life Insurance Names Quest Diagnostics its Exclusive Provider of Health Assessment Services in India.[1]
  2. ↑ Quest Diagnostics: Our Growing International Presence[2]
  3. ↑ Quest Diagnostics: International Facilities & Operations[3]
  4. ↑ 10/24/2007 News Release: Quest Diagnostics Reports Third Quarter Results. Note new location of press release[4]
  5. ↑ Quest Diagnostics Acquires Assets Of Diagnostics Medical Laboratory Inc.[5]