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  • Jun 28, 2021
    - Panbio™ COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test is approved for sale directly to consumers and for use in adults and children with or without symptoms, enabling fast, convenient coronavirus testing
    - The self-test features a minimally invasive nasal swab and delivers results in as early as 15 minutes with no instrumentation, using proven Abbott lateral flow technology
    - In clinical evaluations with self-test users, the Panbio Self-Test correctly identified 95.2% of positive samples and 100% of negative samples
    - Abbott is the only diagnostics manufacturer to provide performance data on a rapid antigen test specific for use on children who are 15 years and younger, including infants
    - Together with vaccines and health protocols, frequent, regular screening of asymptomatic and symptomatic people can restore a sense of safety and stability as more people return to work, school, family gatherings and recreational activities
  • Jun 25, 2021
    - Comparative data presented at the American Diabetes Association 81st Scientific Sessions show Abbott's diabetes technology delivers the same reductions of HbA1c and acute complications(1,2) as the competitor systems while reaching a much wider, more diverse population
    - Priced at a third of the cost of other available continuous glucose monitoring systems(3), data suggests increasing use of FreeStyle Libre system could save Medicaid millions annually(4) by reducing costly complications
    - The groundbreaking FreeStyle Libre portfolio has been extensively studied with real-world data from more than 1 million users(5) and clinical evidence, showing it helps people with diabetes significantly improve their health and quality of life(6)
  • Jun 24, 2021
    - Survey reveals nearly half of people who report regular, intense exercise believe that energy drinks and soda can aid in rehydration after exercising; however, these beverages do not meet scientific experts' recommendations for rehydration¹,²,³
    - Abbott, maker of Pedialyte®, teams up with fitness coach Jeanette Jenkins to encourage smart hydration
  • Jun 22, 2021
    - Abbott's summer program is the American Council on Education's first high school STEM internship eligible for post-secondary education credit recommendation
    - First-of-its-kind college credit opportunity provides model other companies can follow to give students a head start on earning STEM degrees
    - Students who successfully complete Abbott's internship after their senior year of high school are eligible to apply for credit from their educational institutions
  • Jun 7, 2021
    - First-of-its-kind steerable delivery system designed for left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder to seal the LAA in people who are at increased risk of stroke due to atrial fibrillation
    - New delivery system works with Abbott's leading Amplatzer Amulet™ LAA Occluder device to enable better access to the LAA and seals off a broad range of LAA anatomies
    - Steerable sheath gives physicians enhanced flexibility and precise placement when implanting Amplatzer Amulet
  • Jun 7, 2021
    - All 16 Walgreens locations in the city of Philadelphia will provide the rapid BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test at no cost to customers who present a Pennsylvania EBT ACCESS Card, starting June 7 and running through July 4
    - First-of-its-kind pilot program aims to increase consumer access to rapid testing
    - BinaxNOW is the most studied and widely available rapid antigen test in the U.S. and has been available nationwide for over-the-counter (OTC), non-prescription purchase at Walgreens since mid-April
  • Jun 3, 2021
    - Abbott has the capacity and supply to support increased demand for mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices following Medtronic's decision to stop the global distribution and sale of the Medtronic HeartWare™ ventricular assist device (HVAD)
    - Access to MCS devices are critical for advanced heart failure patients and can improve survival, clinical outcomes and quality of life
    - Abbott is working with physicians and health systems to ensure supply of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) alongside training and education for implanting physicians now offering Abbott's HeartMate 3™ to their patients
  • Jun 1, 2021
    - Updated outlook reflects lower recent and projected demand for COVID-19 tests
    - Revised forecast continues to reflect strong, double-digit EPS growth on both a GAAP and adjusted basis
    - Abbott's base business, excluding COVID-19 testing-related sales, continues to achieve strong growth
    - R&D pipeline continues to be highly productive, with a steady cadence of recent and upcoming product launches across the portfolio
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