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Media Release

04 September 2020

Unilabs successfully completes acquisition of Saltro, expanding its presence in the Netherlands

Geneva, 4 September 2020: Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, has completed the acquisition of Saltro, one of the largest and most innovative diagnostics companies in the Netherlands.

“We are pleased to welcome Saltro to the Unilabs family,” said Michiel Boehmer, Unilabs’ President and COO. “Working closely and intensively with its stakeholders, the Saltro team has a strong track record of delivering high-quality diagnostic services and investing in promising areas such as home testing and point-of-care solutions. Most recently, Saltro has taken a prominent role in fighting Covid-19, in collaboration with its partners in the Netherlands.”

We are convinced that joining Unilabs is an important step towards the necessary innovation and advances in diagnostics, and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers: healthcare professionals and patients,” said Dr. Esther Talboom-Kamp, CEO of Saltro. “Unilabs is a strong global partner and, like Saltro, is committed to integrated diagnostics and patient self-management, delivered simply through innovative technology. The Coronavirus pandemic clearly demonstrates the importance of further digitising patient care.

The acquisition significantly expands Unilabs’ presence in the Netherlands, where its Medlon team currently provides laboratory diagnostics services in the eastern part of the country. With the addition of Saltro, Unilabs become one of the Netherlands’ largest and most complete diagnostics providers.

Nicolas Ploquin, Unilabs’ Regional Director for Benelux, France and Spain, will work with the teams in the Netherlands to integrate Saltro into the Unilabs family, shaping the Netherlands operation into a world-class outfit that draws on the talents of both Saltro and Medlon.


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About Unilabs

Unilabs is one of Europe’s largest diagnostics companies. It offers a complete range of laboratory, pathology and imaging services for patients all around the world. With 12,700 employees across 150 imaging centres and 250 labs in 17 countries, we perform more than four million lab tests a week – saving lives every single day.  

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