Over the past 130 years Abbott's scientists have given us a reputation as a leading innovator of life-changing health technologies – and we're always trying to return the favor. That's why we're proud to announce that this year, for the 16th year, Science magazine has ranked Abbott as a Top-20 employer in our industry. Ask John Frels, who's vice president of research and development at Abbott Diagnostics, why scientists have fulfilling careers at Abbott and he'll tell you it's because of the innovative projects they can pursue with us every day. 'We close holes in hearts,' says Frels, who holds a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from Northwestern University and has been with Abbott for more than two decades. 'We eliminate fingersticks for people with diabetes. We identify viruses that could threaten the next pandemic. And that's just us getting started.'