Leading the way in diagnostics for over 30 years. Learn about our journey past, present and future.
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.
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
First central lab
Unilabs acquires 2 more labs in Switzerland and created the first Central Lab servicing 4 private and 2 public hospitals.
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
Merger with Capio Diagnostics creates a leading pan-European diagnostics company. Acquisitions in France, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden and UK
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.
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