As a pioneer in the analysis of blood lead since the late 1960s, our company (then called ESA, Inc.) was founded by four PhD graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Applying a novel technique called Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (ASV), they designed and built a bench top analyzer for the measurement of lead in blood. The company then adapted this technology to create smaller, portable instruments that can be used outside of the traditional reference laboratory. This major achievement broadened the accessibility of lead testing by bringing it to the point of care.
In March 2016, Magellan Diagnostics was acquired by Meridian Bioscience, Inc., an established diagnostics and life science industry leader.