IDEXX Laboratories Inc was incorporated in 1983. The Company develops, manufactures and distributes products and provides services for the veterinary, bioresearch, water, livestock, poultry and dairy markets. It also sells a line of portable electrolytes and blood gas analyzers for the human point-of-care medical diagnostics market. The Company operates through three segments: CAG, Water, and LPD. CAG develops, designs, manufactures and distributes products and performs services for veterinarians and the bioresearch market related to diagnostics and information management. Water develops, designs, manufactures and distributes a products used in the detection of various microbiological parameters in water. LPD develops, designs, manufactures and distributes diagnostic tests and related instrumentation that are used to manage the health status of livestock and poultry, to improve bovine reproductive efficiency, and to ensure the quality and safety of milk and food. OPTI Medical develops, designs, manufactures and distributes point-of-care electrolyte and blood gas analyzers and related consumable products for the human medical diagnostics market. It competes with many companies ranging from large human pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics companies to small businesses focused on animal health. Its companion animal veterinary diagnostic products and services compete with both reference laboratory service and in-clinic product providers. The Company's trademarks include 4Dx, Catalyst Dx, Catalyst One, Coag Dx, Colilert, Colisure, Cornerstone, DVMAX, Enterolert, Feline Triple, Filta-Max, Filta-Max xpress, IDEXX I-Vision CR, IDEXX I-Vision DR, IDEXX I-Vision Mobile, IDEXX ImageBank, IDEXX-PACS, IDEXX VetLab, IDEXX VPM, LaserCyte, LaserCyte Dx, Navigator, OPTI, OPTI LION, PetChek, PetDetect, Pet Health Network, Practice Profile, ProCyte Dx, Pseudalert, Quanti-Tray, SimPlate, SmartService, SNAP, SNAPduo, SNAP Pro, SNAP cPL, SNAP fPL, SNAPshot Dx, VetAutoread, VetConnect, VetLab UA, VetLINK, VetLyte, VetStat, VetTest and VetVault. Many of its products are subject to comprehensive regulation by U.S. and foreign regulatory agencies that relate to, among other things, product approvals, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and promotion, labeling, recordkeeping, testing, quality, storage and product disposal.