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LABORIE Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation

Canadian entrepreneurial success story now one of the world’s fastest growing medtech companies

Laborie Medical Technologies (“LABORIE”), a leading global developer and manufacturer of medical devices in the pelvic health and gastroenterology markets, is proud to celebrate 50 years of innovation and commitment to improving the lives of patients suffering from Urologic and Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.


LABORIE Receives Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient, Inc. for PORTASCAN™ 3D Bladder Scanner

LABORIE’s Portascan™ 3D received Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient, Inc. the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. Innovation Technology Designation recognizes products that bring improvements to the health care industry. The designation was based on reviews of Portascan 3D by hospital experts who attended Vizient’s Innovative Technology Exchange in September 2016.


Canadian medical technology company LABORIE to become new subsidiary

Patricia Industries, a part of Investor AB, has signed an agreement with Audax Private Equity to acquire the Canadian medical technology company LABORIE, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of urologic and gastrointestinal disorders that affect the daily lives of millions. LABORIE was founded in 1967 and has grown organically and through acquisitions from a leading manufacturer of capital equipment for urodynamic testing into a fully-integrated medical device company with a market-leading position in urology and a rapidly growing gastroenterology business. LABORIE has an attractive, asset-light business model with a high share of its revenue derived from recurring sales of proprietary consumables. LABORIE’s global manufacturing, development and commercialization capabilities create a solid platform for growth through organic and non-organic expansion in core and adjacent markets, new geographies and further expansion beyond diagnostics into therapeutic products. LABORIE will continue to be run by its current management team, which will remain part-owners of the company.


LABORIE Announces Newly Redesigned Website

LABORIE has redesigned its website to include Medical Measurement Systems (MMS) Urology and Gastroenterology products. The newly designed website (www.laborie.com) now features Urology and Gastroenterology product lines and resources from both LABORIE and MMS.


LABORIE Completes Strategic Investment in Medi-Tate Ltd.

LABORIE has completed an investment in Medi-Tate Ltd. Medi-Tate, headquartered in Akiva, Israel, is an Israeli medical device company focused on research, development, manufacture and sale of innovative solutions for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).


LABORIE Acquires Medical Measurement Systems

LABORIE has completed its acquisition of Medical Measurement Systems (“MMS”).  MMS is headquartered in Enschede, The Netherlands with a German subsidiary in Bottrop and US operations in Dover, New Hampshire.  MMS is a global market leader in Gastrointestinal Diagnostics and Urodynamics.


LABORIE Acquires Unisensor AG and Unisensor USA INC.

LABORIE completed its acquisition of Unisensor AG and Unisensor USA, Inc.  Unisensor is headquartered in Wiesendangen, Switzerland with US operations in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Unisensor specializes in the development and manufacture of micro, high resolution sensors to measure pressure and pH values for the Gastroenterology and Urology markets.


LABORIE Acquires BUCK Elektromedizin and BUCKmeditec

LABORIE completed its acquisition of BUCK Elektromedizin GmbH and BUCKmeditec GmbH & Co.  BUCK, headquartered in Bad Rappenaeau, Germany, develops and distributes innovative and advanced Biofeedback and electrical stimulation equipment, accessories and consumables for pelvic floor dysfunction in the treatment of Urinary and Fecal incontinence.


LABORIE Completes Acquisition of Mediwatch Plc

LABORIE completed its acquisition of Mediwatch Plc, a manufacturer and distributor of Urology and GI diagnostic products, including Urodynamics systems and disposables, bladder scanners, uroflowmeters, Pelvic Floor Biofeedback equipment, Anorectal Manometry systems and PSA Test equipment and disposables.  The transaction was effective as of January 27, 2014.


LABORIE Offers New Educational Course on “Fecal Incontinence Diagnostics”

LABORIE, a leading developer and manufacturer of medical devices in the pelvic health market, offers a new educational course, “Fecal Incontinence Diagnostics”. This 2-day course is designed to provide health professionals with expanded knowledge of Fecal Incontinence diagnosis and treatment, Anorectal Manometry and Transrectal Ultrasound.


LABORIE Acquires UroMed Technology, Inc.

LABORIE completed its agreement with UroMed Technology, Inc. to acquire their Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation business. UroMed Technology, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes innovative and advanced biofeedback and electrical stimulation equipment, accessories and consumables for pelvic floor dysfunction in the treatment of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence.


LABORIE Names Brian Ellacott as New President and CEO

Prior to joining LABORIE, Brian served as General Manager of Invacare’s (NYSE:IVC) $1 Billion North and South American businesses. Brian’s previous experience includes leadership roles at American Hospital Supply and Baxter International in Canada, Australia and the United States.


Ray Laborie Honored with the John J. Humpal Award

Ray was presented with the John J. Humpal Award at a Black Tie Gala on April 12th in Chicago, IL. The Gala marked the conclusion of a year-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Simon Foundation for Continence in 1982. This event attracted an international audience of guests including participants from Japan, Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, England, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Israel along with individuals from throughout the USA.


LABORIE Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement for eN-CAM®

The eN-CAM® is a state-of-the-art imaging transfer system that allows the clinician to convert most laptops or PCs into a viewing device for their Endoscopic imaging needs. The eN-CAM® attaches to almost any rigid or flexible endoscope and communicates through a USB connection via LABORIE Imaging Software, which saves the image as a .JPEG or .DICOM file as well as other formats. The LABORIE Imaging Software also allows you to save video loops as an .AVI file right on your laptop or PC.


LABORIE Partners with SUNA to Award Annual Scholarships to SUNA Members

LABORIE is proud to announce their partnership with the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) to award two annual scholarships to SUNA members for the Comprehensive 2.5 day Urodynamics Course. This course is taught by Dr. Mikel Gray, an expert on the subject of Pelvic Floor Diagnostics as well as the author of the “Traces: Making Sense of Urodynamics Testing” article series.


LABORIE Celebrates 45th Anniversary

LABORIE introduced the first computerized Urodynamics system in the early 1980’s after almost two decades of being a leading distributor of medical equipment throughout Canada. Immediately, LABORIE became the industry leader for manufacturing Urodynamics systems and related products throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Today, their offices are located in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, France, Brazil, Belgium and China. LABORIE’s full line of Urodynamics systems, including Aquarius®, Dorado™ KT, Delphis™ and Goby®, have become the most commonly used Urodynamics systems all over the world.