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“In 50 years, LabCorp has transformed from a laboratory in a former hospital to a leading global life sciences company,” said
Today the company does business in more than 100 countries, with revenue of more than
“It is deeply gratifying that the laboratory we founded in
LabCorp has been named to Fortune’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies, earned the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the
“This company became what it is today because of the many loyal, dedicated, and experienced people who believed in our mission and kept the patient in mind every single day,” said
Key Moments & Milestones
For more information, see http://50years.LabCorp.com.
- In 1969, Dr.
James B. Powelland his brothers, Dr. Thomas Edward Powell IIIand John Powell, formed Biomedical Laboratories, later known as Biomedical Reference Laboratories, in Burlington, North Carolina.
- In 1982, Hoffman-La Roche acquired
Biomedical Reference Laboratories, and in 1983, it merged all of its laboratory companies into Roche Biomedical Laboratories(RBL).
- In 1995, RBL merged with
National Health Laboratoriesto become LabCorp.
Innovation & Growth
- LabCorp has continuously pursued innovation for 50 years, resulting in many new discoveries and firsts — such as DNA testing technologies, robotic automation, and advances in precision medicine.
- This focus has kept the company at the forefront of the industry by delivering world-class diagnostic solutions while bringing innovative medicines to patients faster and using technology to improve the delivery of care.
- LabCorp continues to grow — bringing together even more diverse resources, capabilities, and people to serve its global mission to improve health and improve lives. The 2015 acquisition of Covance, the world’s most comprehensive drug development company, was transformational and created a strong trajectory for global growth.
Global Impact, Local Roots
- With significant operating facilities around the globe, LabCorp is proud of the positive impact it has on the economy and workforce in the communities where its employees live and work. Even with a global focus, LabCorp remains committed to its
- LabCorp’s impact in its home of
Burlington, North Carolina, is particularly noteworthy. In North Carolinaalone, the company now has more than 8,200 employees, occupies more than 2.5 million square feet of office and lab space, and processes more than 100 million laboratory tests per year.
- LabCorp was founded in
Burlingtonin 1969, and the city has been its home ever since. LabCorp, in partnership with the state and Alamance Community College, has retrained many displaced textile workers and created steady, well-paying jobs for them and many others.
- The company has supported
Burlingtonby building and expanding new facilities, renovating historic buildings, contributing generously to community causes with the consistent support of individual employees, and helping to train the future workforce through partnerships with chambers of commerce, community colleges, universities, and public schools.
LabCorp (NYSE: LH), an
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements with respect to recognition, reputation, performance, innovation, use of corporate assets, and global competitiveness of the Company. Each of the forward-looking statements is subject to change based on various important factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, including without limitation, competitive actions and other unforeseen changes and general uncertainties in the marketplace, changes in government regulations, including healthcare reform, customer purchasing decisions, including changes in payer regulations or policies, other adverse actions of governmental and third-party payers, changes in testing guidelines or recommendations, the effect of public opinion on the Company’s reputation, adverse results in material litigation matters, failure to maintain or develop customer relationships, our ability to develop or acquire new products and adapt to technological changes, failure in information technology, systems or data security, and employee relations. These factors, in some cases, have affected and in the future (together with other factors) could affect the Company’s ability to implement the Company’s business strategy and actual results could differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking statements. As a result, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of our forward-looking statements. The Company has no obligation to provide any updates to these forward-looking statements even if its expectations change. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Further information on potential factors, risks and uncertainties that could affect operating and financial results is included in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Forms 10-Q, including in each case under the heading RISK FACTORS, and in the Company’s other filings with the
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