STRATEC Biomedical AG engages in the design and manufacture of automated analyzer systems in the field of clinical diagnostic and biotechnology. It operates through the following segments: Instrumentation, Diatron, Consumables, and Other Activities. The Instrumentation segment refers to the design and manufacture of fully automated analyzer systems for its clinical diagnostic and biotechnology customers. The Diatron segment relates to the business of systems, system components, consumables and tests in the low through-put hematology and clinical chemistry. The Consumables segment is develops and sells materials such as nucleic acid purification, as well as the business of designing and manufacturing so-called smart consumables in the field of diagnostics, life sciences, and medical technology. The Other Activities segment develops workflow software for networking several analyzer systems, and the development and sale of scientific materials and technologies. The company was founded by Hermann Leistner in 1979 and is headquartered in Birkenfeld, Germany.