Abbott Laboratories is a leading healthcare company that specializes in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and nutritional products. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Abbott Laboratories has a diverse portfolio of products that are designed to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. The company's pharmaceuticals division develops and manufactures innovative medicines for a range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, oncology, and neurology. Abbott's medical devices division offers a wide range of products, including diagnostic tests, medical imaging equipment, and vascular devices. The company's nutritional products division provides a range of products, including infant formula, adult nutrition, and performance nutrition. Abbott Laboratories has a strong commitment to research and development, and the company invests heavily in R&D to bring new and innovative products to market. The company has a global presence, with operations in over 130 countries and a diverse workforce of over 115,000 employees.