Abbott and U.K.-based North West London Pathology (NWLP) recently signed a contract to have Abbott supply NWLP with medical equipment, diagnostic tools and related products, a recent Abbott release said.
“After a highly competitive process involving multiple diagnostic equipment manufacturers, NWLP is extremely excited to be working with Abbott, which supports our vision of increased efficiency and transformation across six major sites in North West London using the latest technology," NWLP Managing Director Stephen Snewin said in the release.
The arrangement will potentially handle 26 million tests annually, according to Abbott, whose Northern Europe director Mike Clayton expressed enthusiasm about the new partnership.
"Abbott is delighted to provide NWLP with personalized Alinity and AlinIQ solutions to help them navigate the challenges of an evolving health care system," Clayton said in the release. "Through our partnership, we will equip NWLP to help maximize productivity, drive faster delivery of test results and provide the critical information needed for clinical decisions – with the goal of helping the trust improve patient outcomes."