Abbott, Abbott Park, Ill, has acquired Omnilab, Milan, Italy, a middleware provider for clinical diagnostics and blood transfusion laboratories.

Omnilab’s information technology (IT) and middleware systems include a suite of applications that support test ordering and results management, sample management, quality control and workflow management, and clinical decision support.

Omnilab’s middleware systems were previously available to Abbott customers through a partnership agreement, primarily in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand. Abbott will expand availability of the Omnilab LabOnline IT software to additional international markets outside of the United States.

“With this acquisition, Abbott now has the ability to offer a seamless, all-in-one solution for customers,” says Jaime Contreras, senior vice president of commercial operations for diagnostics at Abbott. “This will help laboratories increase the value and effectiveness of their operations and clinical processes, saving them time and money.”

For more information, visit Abbot Diagnostics.