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Idexx Laboratories, Inc. is a multinational corporation engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of products and services for the companion animal veterinary, livestock and poultry, water testing, and dairy markets. Incorporated in 1983 and headquartered in Westbrook, Maine, and EMEA in Hoofddorp, Netherlands,Idexx conducts operations through 60 locations around the world, and employs approximately 5,000 people in full-and part-time positions. There are mainly three segments in the company, namely Companion Animal Group, Water, and Livestock and Poultry Diagnostics. In addition, the company also engages in SNAP tests to detect antibiotic drug-residue in milk and OPTI point-of-care analyzers to measure electrolytes, blood gases, acid-base balance and other parameters. In November 2011, the Company acquired the research and diagnostic laboratory business of the College of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. In August 2013, the company acquired Madasa do Brasil Ltda. Wikipedia.

IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2014-06-16

A method for determining the amount of NT-proBNP in blood samples from felines. The method includes detecting degradation products of feline NT-proBNP by various methods, including using antibodies, kits and devices.

A method and system for reporting medical data including both current and past medical results for medical tests performed on a patient is provided. The medical data is output in columns, and the current results and past results of the same medical test are presented in the same row. In this manner, the report is provided in a layout that has rows and columns, so that all current results are presented in one column, and all past results are presented in a separate column. In addition, graphs of the medical results can be displayed to illustrate current and past medical results in a view that allows for trend and comparative diagnosis.

IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2015-05-05

Management of the health status of an animal colony using a plurality of blood collection cards and the analysis of dried blood from members of the colony that has been collected on the cards. Members of the colony may be removed from the colony as a result of the analysis.

IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2015-07-20

A chemical analyzer includes a slide transport mechanism having a slide track adapted to hold a plurality of reagent test slides, a sample metering device, an incubator formed as a part of the slide transport mechanism to precisely maintain the temperature of the reagent test slides, a slide ejector mechanism to remove the slides from the slide transport mechanism, a sample preparation station, which includes a centrifuge, and associated electronics and software. The slide transport mechanism holds a plurality of trapezoidally-shaped reagent test slides about its circumference, which slides are loaded onto the transport mechanism by the slide inserter mechanism. The slide transport mechanism positions the reagent test slides under the sample metering device, which device deposits a predetermined volume of sample onto each slide. The slide transport mechanism also carries the slides above a reflectometer. After testing has been completed, the slide ejector mechanism automatically removes the reagent test slides from the slide transport mechanism.

A sample testing apparatus includes a sample tray defining a planar surface and a plurality of wells recessed relative to the planar surface, and a lid member configured to be sealed about the planar surface of the sample tray. The lid member includes an adhesive layer configured to be sealed to the planar surface of the sample tray, a breathable film layer disposed about the adhesive layer, and a backing layer disposed about the breathable film layer. Methods of using the sample testing apparatus for testing a sample and kits to facilitate such testing are also provided.

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