Alere Inc. is engaged in developing capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and health management. The Company�s products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focuses on cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology, diabetes, oncology and women�s health. The Company operates in three segments: professional diagnostics, health management and consumer diagnostics. In December 2011, the Company acquired Method Factory, Inc (doing business as, Wellogic). On November 23, 2011, the Company acquired Arriva Medical LLC (Arriva). On November 1, 2011, it acquired Axis-Shield plc (Axis-Shield). In November 2011, it acquired 1 Medical Distribution, Inc. On October 3, 2011, it acquired Avee Laboratories Inc. In February 2013, it acquired Epocal, Inc.