Company Overview of Abbott Laboratories, Limited
Abbott Laboratories, Limited, a health care company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceuticals and medical products in Canada. It offers pharmaceutical products, including treatments for people with HIV; therapies for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis; drugs for the treatment of people with gastrointestinal diseases and prostate cancer; antibiotics and specialized medicines for managing obesity, thyroid disease, and hypertension. The company also provides medical nutritional products and feeding devices for patients with special dietary needs due to food allergies, injury, or illnesses, such as cancer, respiratory conditions, and gastrointestinal impairment; and medical ...
8401 Trans-Canada Highway
Saint-Laurent, QC H4S 1Z1
Founded in 1931
Key Executives for Abbott Laboratories, Limited
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President of Vascular
Divisional Vice President of Infectious Diseases & Immunology Development
General Manager of Abott Vascular Canada
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2012.
Abbott Laboratories, Limited Key Developments
Abbott Laboratories, Limited Announces New FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System
May 9 12
Abbott Laboratories, Limited announced that its new FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System is now available in diabetes centres and select pharmacies across Canada. It is the first blood glucose monitoring device in North America that offers a mealtime insulin calculator for calculating suggested insulin doses. The FreeStyle InsuLinx System is designed to offer suggested insulin doses, as well as other features specifically intended to assist insulin-using patients in more effectively managing their diabetes. The user-friendly features include a touch screen interface, automated logbook, personalization preferences, and USB connectivity for plug-and-play reports. The FreeStyle InsuLinx System is the newest addition to Abbott's portfolio of glucose monitoring products and is designed for people with diabetes who use mealtime (rapid-acting) insulin. The system offers several features that are designed to enable insulin-using diabetes patients to more effectively manage their condition, including: mealtime (rapid-acting) insulin calculator for calculating a suggested dose; touch screen designed for ease of use; automated logbook; personalization preferences, including weekly messages and pre- and post-meal markers, and the ability to upload a personal photograph to the FreeStyle InsuLinx monitor; USB connectivity for plug-and-play reports; and FreeStyle Auto-Assist software, which is PC- and Mac-compatible, designed to help people with diabetes, health care teams and caregivers manage diabetes with reports, reminders and messages.
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