A PASSION TO CREATE
In 1974, with his unflinching entrepreneurial spirit and a distinguished PhD in biochemistry, Robert W. Ban founded Quantimetrix.
But his journey didn’t begin there. In 1972, Dr. Ban created a start-up company, Diagnostic Products Corporation (DPC), and developed radioimmunoassay (RIA) diagnostic test kits. The test permitted the measurement of infinitesimally low concentrations of substances in bodily fluids, such as drugs and hormones. The idea was revolutionary and DPC began to flourish.
Armed with the same passion and determination that gave birth to his DPC start-up, Dr. Ban responded to the needs of the laboratory industry by pioneering a liquid stabilization technology that simplified quality control methods. He believed in the importance of applying the most rigorous standards in development and manufacturing, giving his customers confidence that their test results were accurate and consistent every time. His ability to adapt was one of his greatest strengths. He was willing to improve, refine and customize his ideas to continually give customers what they wanted. The true heart of an entrepreneur.
In 1988 Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), which mandated the use of controls in clinical laboratories. Quantimetrix provided the right products at the right time to a diagnostic community that was eager to satisfy the new requirements. The demand for Quantimetrix products grew and established us as an industry leader.
Dr. Ban’s vision and high standards were his gifts that continue to inspire all of us at Quantimetrix to become the best we can be and will drive our passion to create.