Our Mission

Lead poisoning threatens millions of people, yet is entirely preventable. Our mission is to help identify and protect those at risk.


Meridian Bioscience is dedicated to innovating lab solutions for both human biology and human interactions.

We learned decades ago that the ways healthcare teams work are as critical to quality outcomes as the accuracy of our instruments. That means bringing the highest-quality lab results to the point of care. Nowhere is that dedication more evident than with our suite of blood lead testing systems that help protect people most at risk of harm due to lead exposure.

But we don’t stop there — Meridian recognizes the health impact of communications and education. We’re committed to educating clinicians, policy makers, payers, families and communities wherever they interact about the permanent health damage caused by lead, and the importance of prevention and detection.


As a pioneer in the analysis of blood lead since the late 1960s, our company (then called ESA, Inc.) was founded by four PhD graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Applying a novel technique called Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (ASV), they designed and built a bench top analyzer for the measurement of lead in blood. The company then adapted this technology to create smaller, portable instruments that can be used outside of the traditional reference laboratory. This major achievement broadened the accessibility of lead testing by bringing it to the point of care.

In March 2016, Magellan Diagnostics was acquired by Meridian Bioscience, Inc., an established diagnostics and life science industry leader.


If you’re looking for the opportunity to play an influential role in a company dedicated to customer and employee experience and growth, look no further. As a member of an energetic, talented, and collaborative team, you will learn by working with experienced people dedicated to providing high quality products and improving health and well-being world-wide.

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