Who We Are
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 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.
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
First Central Lab
Unilabs acquires two more labs in Switzerland and created the first Central Lab, servicing four private and two public hospitals
Further European expansion
After its 1997 IPO, Unilabs enters France and Portugal and makes further acquisitions 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.
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.
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