Health information technology giant Cerner Corp. has acquired Labotix Automation, effective March 18.
Labotix, based in Peterborough, Ontario, provides automation solutions for clinical laboratories, designed to improve lab efficiency with custom software systems.
“By aligning Labotix and Cerner solutions, Cerner is uniquely positioned with its automation options to support clients focusing on increasing laboratory processing capacity while reducing error,” Dr. John David Nolen, managing director of laboratory medicine for Cerner
, said in a news release.
Cerner’s systems are used worldwide by hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory facilities, home health facilities, pharmacies and other organizations. “Cerner’s dedication to providing clinical organizations with reliable, flexible and continuous innovation, combined with Labotix’ automation solutions will further enable clinical laboratories to increase accuracy and efficiency to deliver better outcomes for individuals,” John Gustafson, CEO of Labotix, said in the release.
Though financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed, it is not expected to materially impact the company’s 2013 financial results, according to Cerner’s release. In 2012, Cerner had operating earnings of $572 million on $2.67 billion in revenue.
Cerner also announced an agreement in February to acquire PureWellness, a company that develops online health and wellness management solutions. That deal closed March 4.