Company Timeline – 40 Years of Innovation
Since 1977, ITL Group has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of companies to bring medical technologies to market that improve, enhance and in many cases save lives.
We hope you enjoy looking through our company timeline and learning about our past projects, milestones and global achievements from overseas expansion to the latest tech, from gamma counters for radio-immunoassays to wearable heart monitors.
It's just the start with our expert engineers coming up with new and innovative solutions using the latest technology and thinking to produce devices that answer tomorrow's issues and challenges. It's what we do best. Here’s to the next 40 years!
Wilj International Ltd Founded
Integrated Technologies Ltd (then known as Wilj International Ltd) was founded.1977
Developed Gamma Counters for Radio-immunoassays
Produced and marketed Radioimmunoassay Instruments including the 2011 series.1982
Partnered with Amersham International
Developed the Amerlite Reader for Amersham International.1990
Worked with Genetrak Systems
Developed instrumentation for DNA probe-based food testing company, Genetrak Systems.1993
Wilj becomes ITL
Wilj International Limited becomes Integrated Technologies Limited.
Developed the Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur (SDP), a cartridge-based, fully-automated microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing instrument.1995
Team with Hygiena LLC
Worked with Hygiena LLC to design and manufacture a hygiene monitoring device. 100,000 units have been sold and we still work closely with Hygiena 15 years later.2002
Started Vision RT Project and Launched Vitl
Teamed with Vision RT on a new technology for radiation therapy targeting.
Launched Vitl, our own brand of laboratory product.2005
Worked with PiezOptic
Begin work with PiezOptic, which later became Vivacta, now owned by Novartis.2007
Founded IES and Started Work with Endomag
Established IES in Shanghai, expanding our foothold in China and better supporting our customers.
Started working with pioneering university spin out, Endomag, to develop a paramagnetic particle-based detection system used to locate sentinel lymph nodes during breast cancer surgery.2008
US Operation Launch and Management Buyout
Began trading in the USA, setting up as ITL VA in Virginia.
A management buyout sees ITL become the set up you see today - with Directors Paddy Greenwood, Tom Cole and Greg Smith taking the reins.2013
Double win at KEiBA
We won our first two KEiBA awards for “Best Manufacturing Business” and “Science and Technology Business of the Year”.2014
Collaborating With Universities
ITL begins sponsoring and mentoring two PhD students at University College London to develop two new pioneering medical devices – a wearable heart monitor and a nasal blockage analyser.2015
Wins two more KEiBAs for “Best Manufacturing Business” and “Large Business of the Year”.
Tom Cole featured as an industry role model in The Manufacturer’s top 100 report.2016
Celebrating 40 years in the industry with a refreshed global brand and new website plus a celebration event for staff.2017