Abaxis, Inc. Locates National Lab in KC

ABAXIS, INC., has selected Olathe, Kansas, for its new state-of-the-art laboratory testing facility which will be the hub of the Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratory (AVRL).

Abaxis will locate in the 20,000-sq.-ft. former Osborn Labs building. The company plans to hire approximately 100 employees over the next three years.

Abaxis also has formed a strategic alliance with Kansas State University, K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, and the commercial arm of Kansas State University, the National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization (NISTAC). This alliance will provide a full service commercial laboratory for veterinarians across the United States.

About Abaxis, Inc.
Abaxis, Inc. is a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis instruments for the medical, research and veterinary markets. The system can perform up to 13 tests on veterinary patients and 14 tests on human patients. Test results are delivered in less than 12 minutes with the precision and accuracy equivalent to a clinical laboratory analyzer. The veterinary business also provides instruments for point of care complete blood counts (CBC), detecting clotting disorders, rapid assessment of certain critical care issues including Heartworm infections in dogs.

About the KC Animal Health Corridor
The Kansas City area accounts for 32 percent of the $19 billion global animal health industry. The Corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kan., and Columbia, Mo., is home to more than 220 animal health companies, which represents the largest concentration in the world. www.kcanimalhealth.com.


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