Company Overview

American Diagnostic Corporation (ADC) is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of diagnostic medical products, personal instruments, and accessories for the healthcare industry. For more than 30 years, we’ve been dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and supplying stethoscopes, blood pressure instruments, and other core diagnostic products that provide an unmatched value proposition with a purchase experience that is second to none.

Mission Statement

To produce feature-rich, ruggedly built, value-priced professional diagnostic medical instruments for the healthcare marketplace while maintaining a stable, dependable employment environment for our associates and trading partners.

History

Bringing together their knowledge of the medical device industry and its needs, Marc Blitstein and Neal Weingart co-founded ADC in 1984. They shared a vision of a company built on long-lasting partnerships with the best component manufacturers in the world, while committing to significant production and quality processes in the United States. The result is a company that's flexible, enterprising, and more able to work with vendors and customers.  

Brands

Our products are marketed under many brands, including ADC®, Medicut™, Adscope®, Proscope™, Diagnostix™, Prosphyg™, Adtemp™, Multikuf™, Adlite™, Pocket Pal™, Responder™, Adcuff™, System 5™, Adflow™, Adview®, E-Sphyg™, and Adimals®. We also manufacture products under original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and private label contracts for more than a dozen of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors in the acute care, alternate site, nursing, extended care, student, and EMS markets. In fact, ADC is the largest privately held branded and private-label supplier of stethoscopes and blood pressure instruments in the United States. Our products are sold on six continents, in over sixty countries, and are in use by thousands of healthcare institutions and millions of healthcare professionals worldwide.

Locations

Today, our 44,000-square-foot facility in Hauppauge, New York, houses our corporate offices, customer service, quality control, manufacturing, and distribution departments. Sales offices in London, England, and Tokyo, Japan, service our European and Pacific Rim distribution. Additional quality control and sourcing offices in Taipei, Taiwan, and Ningbo, China, oversee ADC's Asian manufacturing facilities. 

Key Milestones

Year
 
Milestone
1984             
 
ADC founded in January 1984 as a direct marketer of emergency medical supplies, operating out of a 700-square-foot storefront in Copiague, New York.
1985   Hired our first full-time employee.
1987
 
Relocated to a 4,000-square-foot facility in West Babylon, New York.  Hired our first developmentally disabled employee.
1989
 
Opened sourcing office in Tokyo, Japan.
1990   Produced the first sphygmomanometer aneroid gauges with luminescent dials.
1992
 
Voted one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Firms on Long Island by accounting firm KPMG.
1993
 
Opened quality/sourcing office in Taipei, Taiwan. Shifted much of the Japanese stethoscope component production to Taiwan.
1993
 
Began sourcing sphygmomanometer components from Indonesia.
1994   Launched the Adscope line of premium stethoscopes.
1996
 
Relocated to our present-day headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, then with 35,000 square feet of space.
1997
 
Shifted gauge production from Japan and Taiwan to China in exclusive agreement with Nissei.
1999
 
Registered the ADC trademark in the U.S.
1999
 
Began sourcing digital blood pressure instruments and thermometers from China.
2002
 
Started second-shift production at Hauppauge facility.
2003
 
Marc Blitstein named by Newsday, Long Island's daily newspaper, as one of their inaugural Everyday Heroes for his employment of the developmentally disabled.
2004   Hired our 100th employee.
2005   Launched the E-Sphyg, the first and only virtually indestructible digital aneroid sphygmomanometer.
2006
 
Blitstein named to Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame for his work with the developmentally disabled.
2006
 
Frost and Sullivan named our digital stick thermometer line the best in the industry.
2007
 
Awarded Acute Care Supplier of the Year (Small Company Category) by the Health Industry Distributor's Assocation.
2007
 
Awarded ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 quality certification. One of only two companies in our class to hold these quality marks.
2008
 
Expanded Hauppauge facility to 44,000 square feet.
2008   Introduced the Adimals line of pediatric scopes.
2009   Entered the fingertip pulse oximetry market with our Diagnostix 2100.
2010
 
Opened ADC Ningbo, a three-person quality/sourcing office in Ningbo, China.
2010
 
Launched the ADView, the first modular diagnostic station (blood pressure, temperature, SpO2) in a joint venture with SunTech Medical.
2011   Re-engineered our entire blood pressure line to be completely latex-free.
2011   Incorporated Microthread technology into our Adflow valves for improved deflation control.
2012   Launched our re-imagined retail program to support our brick-and-mortar retailers.
2012   Introduced the Adscope 606, the world's first ultra-lightweight cardiology stethoscope.
2013   Launched our completely redesigned website and published a dozen product videos.
2014   Celebrated our 30th anniversary in business.
2014   Launched our Designer Series print cuffs, Cuffs for a Cause, our fifth generation of Advantage Home BP monitors, and a bariatric cuff -- an industry first.
2014   Launched our expanded line of Diagnostix™ and Adstation 3.5v EENT instruments.
2014   Upgraded the Adscope line with new packaging, laser engraving, and Adsoft Plus snap-on silicone eartips.
2014   ADC Ningbo becomes an FDA registered facility.
2015   Moved final production of 700 items to the U.S.
2016   Launched the ADView 2 modular diagnostic station and our re-engineered line of Adcuff SPU blood pressure cuffs.
2016   Redesigned our product labels to be UDI compliant, as much as two years ahead of schedule.
2016   Launched a line of Pro's Combo Plus super-premium professional scope/sphyg sets.