Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.
In Australia and New Zealand, Abbott employs approximately 500 people and has offices located in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Christchurch.
Abbott purchased Medisense in 1996 and traded under this brand name for a number of years. In 2004, Abbott purchased Therasense and created a new division, Abbott Diabetes Care.
Based in Alameda, California, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures several leading-edge glucose monitoring systems and test strips for use in both home and hospital settings. Among its leading brands are the FreeStyle Optium, FreeStyle InsuLinx, FreeStyle Freedom Lite and the FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems.
In addition to monitoring systems and diabetes management products such as FreeStyle Auto-Assist, Abbott Diabetes Care also focuses on educating people with diabetes on how they can make every day choices to help themselves – and live active, healthy lives.
At Abbott Diabetes Care we aim to help you find the best blood glucose meter for you, providing you with the ability to compare blood glucose meters from our entire FreeStyle family range of meters.