Boule history

Boule´s history goes back to the 1950′s when the founder of Swelab Instrument AB, Erik Öhlin, developed Europe’s first automatic blood cell counter. This is an early predecessor of today’s instruments from Boule. The founders of Boule’s American subsidiary, Clinical Diagnostic Solutions Inc., (CDS) has a similar history from Coulter Corporation which developed the world’s first blood cell counter. Learn more about the history of Boule Diagnostics and the journey to bring hematology testing to the point of care

2018

Boule’s product portfolio is expanded with Swelab and Medonic 5-part hematology instruments, a new Exigo veterinary hematology platform, a new Exigo veterinary chemistry system. Subsidiary in Russia is established.

 

2017

As a part of the process to bring Boule to the next level, the company reformulates its mission, vision and business concept, and new strategies, targets and core values are implemented.

2015

Boule relocates the Swedish operations to Spånga in north of Stockholm.

2014

A new instrument generation, Swelab Alfa Plus and Medonic M-series M32, are introduced.

2013

A subsidiary in Mexico and sales office in India are established.

2011

Boule is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

2010

The Quintus 5-part hematology system is launched.

2009

The Medonic M-series systems receive 510(k) clearance in the USA.

2007

CDS obtains ISO certification, entailing that all companies in the Group now hold ISO 13485 certification.

2006

The company launches a new instrument generation based on a shared platform for Medonic, Swelab and Exigo instruments.

2004

Boule’s hematology system, Medonic CA 620, receives 510(k) clearance in the USA. Boule acquires its partner CDS. The first veterinary hematology system Medonic CA Vet was launched.

2003

Boule establishes reagent manufacturing for blood cell counting in Sweden.

2002

Boule Diagnostics AB and Clinical Diagnostic Solutions, Inc. began their collaboration in 2002. CDS develops, produces and markets reagents and blood controls for clinical diagnostics in hematology.

2001

Boule conducts a private placement to fund the development of the new core business, hematology systems for human and veterinary markets.

1999

Clinical Diagnostic Solutions introduced CDS Brands.

1998

Boule acquires the instrument manufacturer Medonic AB, founded in the 1980s. Boule becomes ISO certified.

1997

Boule acquires the instrument manufacturer Swelab Instrument AB. Clinical Diagnostic Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1997.

1996

Boule Diagnostics AB (’Boule’) is formed as parent company for the Group.

1992

Karo Bio Diagnostics AB is acquired by the present principal owner of Boule Diagnostics AB. Karo Bio Diagnostics AB is a pharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of innovative drugs for unmet medical needs.

1982

Medonic AB is founded by Ingemar Berndtsson and Bram Bottema.

1969

Swelab Instrument AB is founded by Erik Öhlin.

1956

The first European cell counter is developed by Erik Öhlin.

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