Abbott nabs £100m lab contract in Scotland
This article was originally published in Clinica
Abbott Labs has won a contract worth over £100m ($155m) to provide laboratory services to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The seven-year deal, said to be the biggest lab contract in the world, will see Abbott provide reagents for biochemistry, haematology, microbiology, genetic testing and pathology services. In addition, the company will equip the new "super lab" currently under construction at the Southern General hospital in Glasgow. The five-storey lab, covering 25,000 square metres, will cost £75m on completion, and is due to open in spring 2012. “The importance of signing this contract with Abbott Labs cannot be underestimated," stated Robert Calderwood, chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, adding that it awarded the contract to Abbott as it was the world leader in its field.