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Unilabs Group

Leading the way in diagnostics for over 30 years. Learn about our journey past, present and future.

Unilabs in 20 seconds

Unilabs is one of the largest diagnostic providers in Europe, and the only provider to offer laboratory, imaging and pathology specialties within one group.

Imaging centres

Imaging centres

150

Employees

Employees

12,700

Medical doctors

Medical doctors

1520

Labs worldwide

Labs worldwide

> 250

Imagings

Imagings per year

almost 5 million

Sales

Sales 

over EUR 1.1bn

Annual  tests

Annual tests

213 million

Our History

Founded in 1987 as three diagnostic laboratories in Switzerland, Unilabs grew rapidly with a strategy of acquiring high-quality partner laboratories around mainland Europe. In 2007, Unilabs merged with major imaging diagnostics company Capio, whose reach encompassed Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and the UK. This merger estabishedUnilabs as the undisputed European leader in diagnostics.

We have continued to grow our business alongside our portfolio of cutting-edge diagnostic services, moving from a European business to a worldwide operator, and establishing new offerings in genetic medicine and pathology amongst many other disciplines.

1987-1990

Establishment 

Unilabs founded in 1987 through takeover of 3 Swiss labs previously owned by US-based Corning. Unilabs acquires a lab in Italy and 3 labs in Spain


1991-1997

First central lab

Unilabs acquires 2 more labs in Switzerland and created the first Central Lab servicing 4 private and 2 public hospitals.


1998-2006

Further European expansion

After its 1997 IPO, a market entrance is made into France and Portugal and further acquisitions are made in Italy. National consolidation continues in Switzerland


2007-2014

Transformational deal

Merger with Capio Diagnostics creates a leading pan-European diagnostics company. Acquisitions in France, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden and UK

(60 acquisitions)


2014 - Present

Accelerating Growth / Becoming the European Leader

Strong performance in controlling costs and organic growth, focus on corporate culture and ambitious M&A strategy in 2017

By combining our broad range of locations and services with our unique CARE BIG philosophy, it is Unilabs’ ambition to advance diagnostic expertise and services around the world, and our mission to be at the heart and start of all effective treatment decisions.

Our services

Unilabs combines Laboratory, Radiology and Pathology expertise to provide answers to diagnostic questions in all medical disciplines. Our catalogue of services covers every diagnostic angle, including:

  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Specialty Testing
  • Drug Development Services
  • Reproductive Medicine and Genetic

You can learn more about our services here if you are a patient, and here if you are a caregiver.

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