Magellan Diagnostics

About Us

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

Magellan Diagnostics is a medical device company that provides point-of-care systems, clinical laboratory instruments, and analytical laboratory services focused on lead testing. Headquartered outside Boston in Billerica, Massachusetts, Magellan is dedicated to offering high-quality, reliable products that help identify children and adults at risk of harm due to lead exposure.

We are committed to educating clinicians, policy makers, payers, families and communities about the permanent health damage caused by lead, and how to detect and address lead risk and exposure.

Our History

Magellan Diagnostics has been a pioneer in the analysis of blood lead since the late 1960s, when the 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.


2014      Top-100 Women-led Business Contemporary Pediatrics-2014
2012      Top-100 Women-led Business