Theresa May visits Abbott's UK HQ

Abbott’s business leaders and staff showcase innovations from diabetes care to vascular and discuss bringing new innovations to the NHS

Maidenhead, BERKSHIRE, 20th February 2015 — Local MP Theresa May today visited global healthcare company Abbott’s UK headquarters at Vanwall Business Park, Maidenhead, to learn more about the latest innovations the company is delivering for people. Mrs. May met with the leaders of Abbott’s eight UK business areas, before meeting and addressing staff and answering questions. Areas of focus included Abbott’s latest developments and launches in its diabetes, vascular, nutrition, molecular diagnostics and laboratory information management systems businesses. 

Unsurprisingly, Mrs. May was especially interested to learn more about Abbott’s latest innovations in the field of glucose monitoring for the 800,000 insulin-dependent people, including herself, living with diabetes in the UK.

Commenting on the visit, Mrs. May said: “I always enjoy visiting local businesses that are creating jobs in Maidenhead, such as Abbott, which is delivering innovative products for patients and the NHS. On a personal level, I am delighted by Abbott’s developments in the field of diabetes care and as Home Secretary I am interested in their work enabling police forces to manage evidence databases. I am proud that Maidenhead is home to the UK headquarters of such a diverse and respected healthcare business.”

Mike Smith, Managing Director of Abbott UK, adds: “We were delighted to welcome the Home Secretary today and have the chance to share our latest developments with her and discuss how best to deliver these to the patients and healthcare providers who need them most. We are fortunate to have such a high profile local MP supporting businesses, like ours, headquartered in Maidenhead.”

With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 77,000 people. Abbott provides leading solutions across the spectrum of health, ensuring its number one standing globally in blood screening; immunoassay diagnostics; drug-eluting metallic stents and laser vision care technology. Abbott is number one worldwide in adult nutrition and number one in US paediatric nutrition. In the UK, Abbott employs some 1,500 people with operations in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Kent and Cheshire. Abbott has been operating in the UK since 1937.

About Abbott:

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 77,000 people.

Visit Abbott at www.abbott.com and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.

 

 

Abbott Media:

Fiona Lloyd

+44 1628 644494

+44 7780 955718

Fiona.Lloyd@abbott.com

 

 

 

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