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Pioneers then. Leaders now.

A Leader In Medical Devices

Laborie is a global medical technology company specializing in Gastroenterology, Urology & Urogynecology, and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Neonatal. As we grow our business and expand our product offering, we may move into more medical segments and new areas of specialty.

We manufacture and deliver high quality, high impact diagnostic and therapeutic products that help clinicians and hospitals improve patient outcomes through progressive technology and best practice. Clinicians and hospitals look to us as the market-leading experts in our areas of specialty, and we support our products with a Clinical Education & Information Program.

We are privately owned by Patricia Industries and a part of the Investor AB network. Our owners take a long-term investment approach and create value for people and society by building strong and sustainable businesses.

MISSION

At Laborie, we believe that great healthcare is an essential safeguard of human dignity.

Our Mission every day is to operate as a world-class specialist medical company making and advancing technologies that preserve and restore human dignity. We do that today by helping people with pelvic and gastrointestinal conditions live normal lives, and by helping moms and babies have safe deliveries.

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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 900+ Laborie team members employed around the world.

2020

Clinical Innovations is now Laborie

Together, the combination of Clinical Innovations and Laborie will have a positive impact for mothers, babies, and healthcare professionals.

2018

Cogentix Medical Is Now Laborie

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

2017

Celebrating A Milestone

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.

2016

Stepping Forward In Gastroenterology

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.

2016

Less Invasive Treatment Options

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

2015

New Steps In Uroflowmetry

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

2015

Expanding into Gastroenterology and Colorectal Diagnostic

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.

2014

Sharper Than The Competition

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

2014

Bringing More Innovation In To The Fold

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

2013

Bringing More Innovation In To The Fold

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

2012

The Most Advanced Urodynamics Equipment

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

2010

First Compact, Modular Wireless System

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

2008

Expanding Into South America

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

2006

Improving Quality Of Care

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

2004

The World’s First Wireless Urodynamics System

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.

2002

The Dawn Of A New Age

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.

2001

Expanding Product Lines

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.

2000

Expanding Product Lines

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

1996

Expanding Into Europe

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.

1990

Ground-Breaking Equipment

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.

1989

Addressing Aging Concerns

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.

1988

Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry

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

1987

Urodynamics Goes Portable

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

1984

Transforming the Medical Device

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

1982

Improving Patient Outcomes

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.

1972

Improving Accessibility of Equipment

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

1968

Improving Service Times

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.

1967

Improving Medical Equipment

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, gastroenterology, obstetrics, gynecology and neonatology. Today, Ray Laborie’s spirit of innovation lives on in each of the 900+ Laborie team members employed around the world.