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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 specialty areas.

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 practices. 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 , a division of Investor AB network. Our owners take a long-term investment approach and create value for people and society by building strong and sustainable businesses.


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 that makes and advances technologies that preserve and restore human dignity. Whether by supporting individuals with pelvic and gastrointestinal conditions or ensuring safe deliveries for moms and babies, our diverse product portfolios make a meaningful impact. To learn more, check out Laborie’s corporate fact sheet.   You can also click here to read more about Laborie’s corporate involvement.


Laborie Corporate Presentation

Our History

Laborie was founded in 1967 by Ray Laborie, a pioneer in urodynamics. Since then, Laborie has expanded into new categories and established itself as a global leader in urology, urogynecology, colorectal, and gastroenterology. Today, Ray Laborie’s spirit of innovation lives on in each of the 1,000+ Laborie team members employed worldwide.


Laborie launches first disposable HRAM catheter and makes investment in iO Urology

Laborie launches the Solar Compact System, designed specifically for office-based procedures. The Solar Anorectal Manometry Catheter is the first disposable 10-channel air-charged high-resolution anorectal manometry catheter on the market. Laborie invests in iO Urology, developer of CarePath®, an at-home handheld uroflow device.


Laborie acquires LifeBubble®, Urotronic & MEQnordic

Laborie proudly completes three acquisitions: MEQnordic to strengthen its access to the Nordic market and Urotronic and its Optilume Catheter System for Stricture and BPH. Laborie also acquires LifeBubble®, further enhancing its commitment to providing innovative solutions in the field of obstetrics.


Laborie acquires GI Supply and Optilume® License

Laborie acquires GI Supply, strengthening its position in the gastroenterology market. Laborie also announces an exclusive license to Optilume®, a breakthrough technology for interventional urology.


Laborie acquires Eclipse™ and launches new global brand

Laborie unveils new global branding and completes the acquisition of Eclipse™ System for bowel control for treating fecal incontinence.


Laborie acquires Clinical Innovations

Laborie completes the acquisition of Clinical Innovations, a leading provider of medical devices for the labor and delivery (L&D) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) specialties.


Laborie acquires Cogentix Medical

Laborie acquires Cogentix, a medical device company that designs, develops, and manufactures products complementary to Laborie’s Urology portfolio, providing customers and patients with comprehensive solutions from diagnosis to treatment.


Celebrating A Milestone

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


Stepping Forward In Gastroenterology

Laborie becomes the exclusive OEM distributor of Bedfont® Scientific’s hydrogen and methane breath monitors.


Less Invasive Treatment Options

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


New Steps In Uroflowmetry

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


Expanding into Gastroenterology and Colorectal Diagnostic

Laborie acquires Medical Measurement Systems (MMS). Bringing in a global market leader complements Laborie’s urodynamic product offering and expands the company into the GI field.


Sharper Than The Competition

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


Bringing More Innovation In To The Fold

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


Expanding the Portfolio

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


The Most Advanced Urodynamics Equipment

The Aquarius® line launches its new models boasting the most comprehensive and integrated range of pelvic floor diagnostic options.


First Compact, Modular Wireless System

The Goby® provides clinicians with all of the advanced features they need, with minimal space needed in the procedure room.


Expands Into South America

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


Improving Quality Of Care

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


The World’s First Wireless Urodynamics System

The Delphis uses Bluetooth™ technology to connect to PCs, laptops, and tablets – freeing up space in procedure rooms and allowing clinicians to move around while performing studies.


The Dawn Of A New Age

The Aquarius XLS and XLT are introduced to lead medical centres into the digital world, allowing clinicians to perform multiple procedures simultaneously and integrate with other medical equipment.


Expanding Product Lines

The Dorado is introduced and tailored to busy Urodynamics clinics and pelvic floor dysfunction centers. Its use of video and database management are state-of-the-art, enabling clinicians to diagnose complex pelvic floor conditions.


Expanding Product Lines

The Bonito provides complete office Urodynamics with flexible configuration allowing clinicians to build the system for their practice’s current and future needs.


Expanding Into Europe

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


Ground-Breaking Equipment

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


Addressing Aging Concerns

The first Laborie Uroflowmeter, Urocap, enables the prompt diagnosis of urinary obstructions, neurogenic bladder, and BPH. It is timely given the growing number of older patients.


Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry

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


Urodynamics Goes Portable

Laborie successfully introduces a line of portable systems, including the UDS-50 Portable Urodynamic Analyzer.


Transforming the Medical Device

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


Improving Patient Outcomes

Ray Laborie discovers his mother was incontinent and in misery, so he decides 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 want to invest the time, effort, and money required to perform urodynamic evaluations. Laborie recognizes that by using computers, many of these handicaps could be overcome.


Improving Accessibility of Equipment

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


Improving Service Times

Noticing the long delays and high cost of repairing medical equipment, Ray sees an 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.


Improving Medical Equipment

Laborie is founded in 1967 by a pioneer in urodynamics, Ray Laborie.

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