ABTECH was founded in 1995 as a research and development company specializing in chemical and biological sensor technologies for the bioanalytical laboratory, biotechnology process monitoring and biomedical diagnostics markets.
Today ABTECH is a biomedical diagnostics company that delivers biosensor devices, biosensor instruments and biosensor systems to the biomedical research community and the point of concern biomedical diagnostics market. At ABTECH we see our purpose and our strength as our ability to work closely with our customers, to understand their test and measurement needs, and to address these needs with appropriate biosensor technologies keeping in mind the highest of quality, service and economy. Our commitment to the needs of the life science and biotechnology communities is reflected in our motto "Sensing for Life".
Our corporate activities are divided into two business groups. The Laboratory Products Group supports a direct sale business with some limited marketing, distribution and sale through the catalog businesses of other instrument companies. These products generally reflect our combined corporate knowledge in microlithography, BIOMEMS, biosmart materials and molecular biology and include multi-element impedimetric arrays, sensor devices, transducers, micro-electrodes, research instruments and software that are used by academic, industrial, and government researchers in developing and performing unique biosensor-based enzyme, immunodiagnostic and DNA-based bioassays. The Advanced Products Group is responsible for development of the Company's major proprietary products. The Company's proprietary biosensor technology is being developed for the point-of-concern biomedical diagnostics market such as the physician's office and near patient care situations. Emphasis is on early cancer detection. This group also works with corporate partners to develop biological (enzyme, antibody, DNA) sensor products to meet their emerging market needs. An example of the activities of the latter includes our BioSenSys™ Multi-analyte Workstation for biosensor-based immunodiagnostic assays.