RANDOX - THE HEADLINE SPONSOR OF THE GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL
Global diagnostics company Randox became the headline sponsor of the Grand National in a 5-year deal from 2017 – 2021, and in December 2020 the healthcare firm announced it would be extending its partnership for another 5 years.
BUT WHAT EXACTLY DOES RANDOX DO?
Randox focuses on the provision of accurate and timely testing in order to identify risk to health, improve clinical diagnoses and promote preventative healthcare.
Its overall aim is to improve healthcare worldwide, whilst also reducing the burden on clinical services.
Randox’s innovative diagnostics portfolio includes tests for the likes of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and stroke.
Around 70% of all medical decisions are based on laboratory test results, and so, not surprisingly, Randox believes that earlier, more accurate and more accessible diagnostics are the key to improving global health and saving lives.
RANDOX BY NUMBERS
Established in 1982 in Northern Ireland by leading medical scientist and keen horseman, Dr. Peter FitzGerald CBE, Randox is the largest healthcare diagnostics company from the UK and Ireland. In 2019 Randox, manufactured over 4 billion tests and operated in over 145 countries.
- MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE: More than 5% of the world’s population (over 370 million people) receive medical diagnosis using Randox products each year
- INVESTMENT IN R&D: Randox reinvests 25% of turnover in R&D, and so has more tests in development than any other diagnostics company
- A DIVERSE TEAM: Randox has more than 2000 employees of 44 different nationalities, including 430 research scientists and engineers
- UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY: Randox has spent over £350 million identifying the gold standard in health testing – the Randox Biochip
RANDOX’S ROLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
In early 2020 Randox recognised the threat from COVID-19 and, based on almost 40 years of diagnostic experience, quickly developed a test to accurately identify the virus. Testing at scale commenced within weeks to support both the UK’s National Testing Programme and private clients. Through the enormous effort and commitment of its staff Randox now operates at a capacity of 120,000 COVID-19 samples per day, making it the most productive laboratory in the UK and Ireland and amongst the very largest in Europe.
In February 2021 Randox announced it had completed 10 million tests for the UK’s National COVID-19 Testing Programme.
Randox’s innovative diagnostic technologies are available directly to the public in Randox Health Clinics in Liverpool, London and Northern Ireland.
Randox Health combines Randox’s pioneering health tests into the world’s most comprehensive full-body health check. Hundreds of diagnostic tests are carried out simultaneously – to provide an extraordinary insight into a person’s current and future health.
Randox has a dedicated veterinary diagnostics division, with innovative and accurate tests for Equine Health.
You can tell a lot about the health of a horse by looking at what’s going on in their blood, and so vets, trainers and owners have been working with Randox for years to better understand their horses’ health and wellbeing.
RANDOX PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Randox offers a comprehensive menu of innovative laboratory tests, analysers and quality control for hospitals, clinical, research, molecular and life science laboratories.
For almost 40 years, Randox has been applying their diagnostic tests in a variety of animal settings, including companion animals, agriculture and livestock; university and research, and the sports industry.
Randox Health’s world-leading health checks can help you take the reins to your health and make changes that will benefit you now and in the future.
Drug and alcohol testing for the workplace and medico-legal services.