Based in Illinois, USA, Abbott healthcare manufacture the Istat system. Abbott is a diverse, global healthcare company serving customers in more than 150 countries with over 70,000 employees.
Formed in 1889 to manufacturer healthcare equipment, Abbott has evolved to advance practices in medicine, science and technology and specialise in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals. Through a worldwide network of distributors and agents Abbott products can be seen in every aspect of healthcare, sports science, forensics and research.
The Abbott i-STAT system is an advanced handheld and test cartridge blood analysis system that delivers lab-quality results. Using advanced biosensor technology, the i-STAT System enables patient-side blood testing, giving health care professionals real-time, lab-quality results within minutes, speeding up diagnosis and reducing costs and increasing productivity.
The i-STAT System features single-use disposable cartridges that perform a broad menu of the most commonly performed diagnostic tests, including cardiac markers, blood gases, chemistries and electrolytes, lactate, coagulation, and haematology.
Abbott provide a full range of testing, implementation and training solutions as well as i-STAT learning resources. Abbott also produces state of the art chemical analyzers that can be used alongside the i-STAT systems.
Organizations using i-STAT functionality include the US government, the US military, many different US sports teams and franchises and throughout the global healthcare and forensic markets.