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Abaxis, Inc. (ABAX)

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Abaxis, Inc.
3240 Whipple Road
Union City, CA 94587
United States - Map
Phone: 510-675-6500
Fax: 510-441-6150

Index Membership:N/A
Industry:Diagnostic Substances
Full Time Employees:535

Business Summary 

Abaxis, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells portable blood analysis systems for use in human or veterinary patient-care setting to provide blood constituent measurements for clinicians worldwide. The company offers point-of-care blood chemistry analyzer, which consists of a compact portable analyzer and a series of single-use plastic discs, called reagent discs, containing all the chemicals required to perform a panel of up to 14 tests on human patients and 13 tests on veterinary patients. It markets the blood analysis systems under the Piccolo Xpress, Piccolo Classic, VetScan VS2, and VetScan Classic names. The company also provides VetScan HM5 and VetScan HM2; and supports and services VetScan HMII and VetScan HMT hematology instruments, as well as reagent kits for veterinary applications. In addition, it offers VetScan VSpro that assists the diagnosis and evaluation of suspected bleeding disorders, toxicity/poisoning, disseminated intravascular coagulation evaluation, hepatic disease, monitoring therapy, and the progression of disease states; VetScan VSpro fibrinogen test for in-vitro determination of fibrinogen levels in equine platelet poor plasma from a citrated stabilized whole blood sample; and i-STAT 1 that delivers blood gas, electrolyte, basic blood chemistry, and hematology results. Further, the company provides Canine Heartworm rapid test to detect dirofilaria immitis in canine whole blood, serum, or plasma; Canine Lyme rapid test to detect Borrelia burgdorferi in canine whole blood, serum, or plasma; Canine Parvovirus rapid test to detect canine parvovirus antigen in feces; and VetScan Giardia rapid test to detect giardiasis, a gastrointestinal infection caused by the protozoan parasite Giardia, as well as veterinary reference laboratory diagnostic and consulting services. Abaxis, Inc. sells its products through direct sales force and independent distributors. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Union City, California.

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Corporate Governance 
Abaxis, Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Apr 1, 2014 is 7. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 10; Shareholder Rights: 2; Compensation: 7.
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Mr. Clinton H. Severson , 66
Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer and Pres
Dr. Vladimir E. Ostoich Ph.D., 69
Co-Founder, VP of Gov. Affairs and VP of Marketing for Pacific Rim
Mr. Alberto R. Santa Ines , 67
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, VP of Fin. and Sec.
Mr. Donald P. Wood , 62
Chief Operations Officer
Dr. Kenneth P. Aron Ph.D., 61
Chief Technology Officer
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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