Pioneers then. Leaders now.

A Leader In Medical Devices

LABORIE takes great pride in improving patients’ lives through innovations in pelvic and gastrointestinal health. Founded by a visionary, today’s team remains committed to developing, designing and distributing next-generation solutions. Working closely with clinicians, universities, and non-profits around the globe, we make a difference worldwide.

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Social Responsibility

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Our History

LABORIE was founded in 1967 by a pioneer in urodynamics, Ray Laborie. Since then, LABORIE has expanded into new categories and has established itself as a global leader in urology, urogynecology, colorectal and gastroenterology. Many of our products are still proudly manufactured in Canada. Today, Ray Laborie’s spirit of innovation lives on in each of the 460+ LABORIE team members employed around the world.

After working as a medical instrument sales representative, Ray Laborie had identified a serious need in Canadian hospitals to have their medical equipment serviced and repaired. Ray established Laborie Surgical in answer to the hospital needs.

Noticing the long delays and high cost of repairing medical equipment, Ray saw the urgent need to minimize downtime and reduce costs. By reducing equipment repair time to days rather than months, Laborie set a new standard in equipment turnaround.

Laborie Surgical transitioned from a service company to a distributor of high-quality surgical endoscopes.

Ray Laborie discovered his mother was incontinent and in such misery, so he decided to take advantage of his involvement in the field of urology to direct the company’s efforts towards finding a solution to this troubling and common disorder.

Few urology centers wanted to invest the time, effort, and money required to perform Urodynamic evaluations. LABORIE recognized that by using computers, many of these handicaps could be overcome.

LABORIE pioneers the first computerized urodynamics processor, the UDS-500, simplifying Urodynamic procedures for both patients and physicians.

LABORIE successfully introduced a line of portable systems. One of them was the UDS-50 Portable Urodynamic Analyzer.

LABORIE becomes the first company to use Windows® Operating System for Urodynamics. The UDS-54 is also launched.

The first LABORIE Uroflowmeter, Urocap, enabled the prompt diagnosis of urinary obstructions, neurogenic bladder, and BPH. Given the growing number of older patients, it was a very timely release.

The first Aquarius® and Phoenix prototypes are developed. They are designed for thought leaders and research institutions. Nicki is launched to bring fast and reliable uroflow and pressure studies to smaller practices.

International Urodynamics has subtle but important differences from North America. Several key clinicians in Europe helped tailor the systems to meet the wants and needs of the international Urodynamics market.

The Bonito provided complete office Urodynamics. Its flexible configuration allowed clinicians to build the system for their practice’s current and future needs.

The Dorado was tailored to busy Urodynamics clinics and pelvic floor dysfunction centers. At the time, its use of video and database management were state-of-the-art. This enabled clinicians to diagnose complex pelvic floor conditions.

The Aquarius XLS and XLT were introduced to lead medical centres into the digital world. They allowed clinicians to perform multiple procedures simultaneously and integrated with other medical equipment.

The Delphis used Bluetooth™ technology to connect to PCs, laptops, and tablets. This freed up space in procedure rooms and allowed clinicians to move around freely while performing studies.

The i-LIST® clinical database offered the first true HL7 integration to most Electronic Medical Systems (EMR) to key opinion leaders.

LABORIE’s operations expanded into Brazil, allowing more clinicians to have access to high-tech Urodynamic equipment.

The Goby® provided clinicians with all of the advanced features they needed, without taking up lots of space in the procedure room.

The AQUARIUS® line launched its new models. They boast the most comprehensive and integrated range of pelvic floor diagnostic options.

LABORIE expanded its offerings in Urodynamics and Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation with the acquisition of T-DOC®, the Urology division of Life-Tech, and UroMed.

LABORIE further strengthened its ability to provide clinicians with top-quality products through the acquisitions of Mediwatch, BUCK, and Unisensor.

The next generation of injeTAK® Cystoscopy Needles offered unique depth control functionality for accuracy, safety and speed for injections into the bladder wall.

LABORIE acquired Medical Measurement Systems (MMS). Bringing in a global market leader complemented LABORIE’s urodynamic product offering and expanded the company into the GI field.

LABORIE launched the Urocap™ IV Light. It was the first Android Tablet uroflow system. Flowtaker® also became the company’s first patient-based uroflowmeter.

LABORIE’s made a strategic investment in Medi-tate’s innovative solutions for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

LABORIE became the exclusive OEM distributor of Bedfont® Scientific’s hydrogen and methane breath monitors. These solutions are a less invasive and faster way to identify gastrointestinal disorders.

This year, LABORIE is proud to celebrate 50 years of innovation and commitment to improving the lives of patients suffering from Urologic and Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

Together, our complementary products provide customers and patients with comprehensive Urology solutions from diagnosis through treatment.