SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

History

SYNLAB in the UK & Ireland

This timeline shows the development of SYNLAB UK & Ireland up until the present day, including investments, acquisitions and the launch of new ventures.

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  • Synergy Health Founded

    Synergy Health Founded
  • Foundation of SYNLAB GmbH

    Foundation of SYNLAB GmbH – Together with a number of partners, Dr. bartl Wimmer establishes synlab GmbH as an ‘association of freelance laboratory physicians’ in Augsburg

  • Foundation of Labco SA

    Foundation of Labco SA – A group of French biologists establish Labco SA with 9 groups of laboratories in France. The project had been launched in 2001.

  • Synergy Health

    Synergy Health, the award winning and world-leading company in outsourced health-related industries (founded in 1991), purchases Isotron, along with JMJ Laboratories.

  • synlab UK

    synlab UK

    synlab UK Begins as synlab Clinical Trail Ltd in London, synlab’s first UK contract.

  • JMJ

    JMJ Laboratories renamed Synergy Health Laboratory Services.

  • Integrated Pathology Partnerships

    Integrated Pathology Partnerships

    Integrated Pathology Partnerships (iPP) established to work in partnership with the NHS to deliver transformed pathology testing services in the UK.

  • Labco invested into the first UK laboratory

    Labco invested into the first UK laboratory

    Labco invested into the first UK laboratory. The Pathology laboratory in Huthwaite to provide a high quality but competitive service to the largest independent provier of dialysis care in the UK

  • Southwest Pathology Services (SPS)

    Southwest Pathology Services (SPS)

    Southwest Pathology Services (SPS) formed as a joint venture between Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and iPP.

  • Genon Laboratories

    Synergy Health purchases Genon Laboratories, a UKAS accredited food testing Laboratory established in 2006 by a team of highly skilled molecular biologists and immunologists.

  • Labco Spain

    Labco Spain invested into iPP for access to pathology laboratories in the UK.

  • synlab Clinical Trial Ltd

    synlab Clinical Trial Ltd relocated to Hammersmith Medicines Research.

  • Christie Pathology Partnership (CPP)

    Christie Pathology Partnership (CPP)

    The Christie Pathology Partnership (CPP) established, a joint venture between synlab and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester.

  • Pathology First

    Pathology First

    Pathology First formed as a joint venture between iPP, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and private sector partners.

  • Screensafe UK

    Screensafe UK (a laboratory services company founded by the President of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists 27 years earlier) acquired by Synergy Health Laboratory Services.

  • Cinven acquires Labco SA

  • Cinven acquires SYNLAB

    Cinven acquires SYNLAB, combining forces in the UK to form SYNLAB group.

  • SYNLAB acquires Synergy

    SYNLAB acquires Synergy Health Laboratory Services including Genon Laboratories (jointly ‘SHLS’) from Synergy Health.

  • SYNLAB acquires Geneius

    SYNLAB acquires Geneius Laboratories, Lextox Drug and Alcohol Testing, and Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) comprising of 4 UK laboratories and 1 in the Republic of Ireland.

  • SYNLAB agrees to sell Analytics & Services business to SGS

    SYNLAB, the leading medical diagnostic services provider in Europe, announces the signing of an agreement to sell its Analytics & Services (A&S) unit to SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

  • SYNAB – Viapath

    SYNAB – Viapath

    SYNLAB has formed a new pathology partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’, and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts to deliver and transform NHS pathology services across South East London.

  • SYNLAB Goes Public

    SYNLAB is now listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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