In 1935, the two engineers, Børge Aagaard Nielsen and Carl Schrøder, founded the company, Radiometer, to develop measuring devices for the growing Danish radio industry.
A few years later, Radiometer was contacted by the Carlsberg laboratories and asked to develop an analytical device for the detection of the acid-base (pH) level in liquids. This soon resulted in the first commercially available pH meter.
In 1952, as the polio epidemic swept across Europe, many children were at risk of respiratory failure. The head of laboratory, professor Poul Astrup, and anesthesiologist Bjørn Ibsen discovered the right diagnosis by measuring the pH value in blood using Radiometer’s pH meters.
This ground-breaking discovery soon formed the basis for Radiometer’s entry into medical technology and further innovations within acute care testing.
Radiometer remains committed to being a leader in acute care testing technology.
|Astrup - Invention of the first commercially available blood gas analyzer|
|1973||ABL1 - World’s first automated blood gas analyzer|
|1989||ABL500 - World’s first combined blood gas and CO-oximeter analyzer|
|1998||ABL700 - World’s first blood gas analyzer with bilirubin and automated quality control|
|1999||RADIANCE - STAT data and analyzer management system|
|2001||TCM400 - First multichannel transcutaneous oxygen monitoring system|
|2004||NPT7 - Cassette-based analyzer based on breakthrough dry optical technology|
|2004||ABL800 FLEX analyzer - Automated benchtop blood gas analyzer with superior analytical performance|
|2005||1st Automatic - World’s first automatic blood gas system, simplifying the process from test order to reported results|
|2009||ABL90 FLEX analyzer - Next-generation cassette-based analyzer with 17 parameters in 35 seconds|