Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, has been acquired by A.P. Moller Holding, founded and run by the Maersk family. Unilabs’ majority owner, Apax Partners, agreed and signed the deal, with completion expected in the coming months.
The world is constantly evolving and has been changing ever more rapidly since 2020. For instance, Covid-19 testing has resulted in a learned routine for everyone. We are all used to testing now. The pandemic has also “activated” a new population into digital channels – from scheduling test appointments to using Covid-19 certificate apps. Patients are consumers, and increasingly they expect healthcare providers to provide the same kind of service they get elsewhere.
Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science that involves performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. It has been around for almost 50 years now: advertising algorithms, web search, digital personal assistants, machine translators, and self-driving cars are just a few examples of what AI can do. And in the healthcare space, the use of AI within the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is already having a major impact on people’s lives.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our teams have been on the frontlines of Covid-19 testing and diagnosis. We have relentless performed PCR, antibody, and antigen tests – and our data has helped the medical authorities track the spread of variants – helping them put in place targeted measures to contain the virus.
The International Day of Radiology marks the discovery of X-rays by German mechanical engineer and physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen on 8 November 1895. Much has happened since then.
Radiology plays a crucial role in modern medicine.
It’s March 2020. The Coronavirus bursts onto the scene. Overnight, whole countries are locked down. Shops are shuttered. Offices close. Flights stop. The streets are empty. GPs close their practices. Hospitals batten down the hatches to focus on Covid and emergency care.
Leading the field in diagnostics for over 30 years has required us to adapt quickly to the changing needs of our customers. At Unilabs, we pride ourselves on being a lean organisation where everybody – whatever their seniority – rolls up their sleeves to get things done.
Unilabs, a leading international provider of diagnostic services, and Ibex Medical Analytics, the pioneer in artificial intelligence-powered cancer diagnostics, have agreed a deal to implement Ibex’ AI platform in Europe.
Swiss watches have a worldwide reputation. Switzerland has a distinguished history of horological innovation and excellence – boasting the most exquisite craftsmanship and a philosophy of continuous refinement.
Imaging, a cornerstone of modern health care, is a rapidly evolving field. At Unilabs, we are part of this exciting journey – developing and evaluating new imaging techniques and innovations. Lately, AI has become an ever more promising tool to enhance medical imaging. The research community is working feverishly on how to take advantage of the possibilities of AI in the clinic. The goal is to provide modern, accurate diagnostics to our patients. And Unilabs is at the forefront of this evolution.