When a diagnosis can mean the difference between going home and being admitted to the hospital, accuracy and speed matter. Having helped shape today’s modern medical diagnostics industry, Abbott knows that tomorrow’s testing systems and blood screening technologies must build on today’s high standards set by doctors and patients. Because 70 percent of critical decisions leverage a test result, being a leader in this area carries an obligation to get it right and quickly perform those tests in a cost-effective, accurate way for providers. For Abbott shareholders, the health technology company’s strength in diagnostics has helped fuel years of financial stability and is poised to help increase its sustainable growth rate. “Diagnostics has been our most consistent growth business over the past several years,” said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive, to investors on a call with analysts. In Abbott’s unveiling of life-changing technologies that drive sustainable growth, the diagnostic testing area will play an even larger role in patient care and shareholder return.1 Strong Launch for Latest Diagnostic Line One of the most promising areas in the diagnostic space is the launch of the Alinity family of systems that culminates after years of customer-focused research. Alinity’s scientists and engineers collaborated closely with labs to learn about the issues they face every day: higher testing volumes, a lack of staffing and space, and complex, time-intensive processes and instruments. Each Alinity system includes features that help institutions, clinicians and laboratorians better navigate a pressure-packed healthcare environment. The launch of the Alinity family of solutions began in 2016 and will continue into 2019 and beyond, giving analysts optimism around improved results for the greater diagnostics business and for Abbott’s long-term sustainability. Learn more about Alinity’s advantages here.