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Who We Are

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

110

EMPLOYEES

EMPLOYEES

12,000 

DOCTORS

DOCTORS

1,300 

LABORATORIES

LABORATORIES

>250

ANNUAL imaging examinations

Annual imaging examinations

3.8 MILLION

SALES

Annual SALES

OVER €1 BILLION

ANNUAL LABORATORY TESTS

ANNUAL LABORATORY TESTS

195 MILLION

Our History

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

We have continued to grow our business, and 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. 

1987-1990

Establishment

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


1991-1997

First Central Lab

Unilabs acquires two more labs in Switzerland and created the first Central Lab, servicing four private and two public hospitals


1998-2006

Further European expansion

After its 1997 IPO, Unilabs enters France and Portugal and makes further acquisitions 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.


2014-Present

Becoming the European Leader

Strong performance in controlling costs and organic growth, formulation of a corporate culture and ambitious M&A strategy in 2017.

By combining our broad range of locations and services with our unique CARE BIG philosophy, Unilabs advances diagnostic expertise and services around the world. 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 Genetics

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

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