Press Release

Blinded Diagnostics Acquired by Woodley Equipment Company

Saddle Brook, NJ, Dec 1, 2018:   Today, Blinded Diagnostics LLC, a contract service organization serving the pharmaceutical clinical trial market, announced that it has accepted an offer from Woodley Equipment Company, a UK-based Medical Equipment, Lab Diagnostics and Veterinary Equipment company.

The two companies have been engaged to provide point of care diagnostic devices and support services for a multi-center clinical trials for two years and will be collaborating on a major global biopharmaceutical study starting this month.  Woodley has 30 years of Diagnostics expertise in laboratory diagnostics equipment rental/maintenance and global logistics. The company plans to expand its Point of Care Diagnostics Testing in Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials with the addition of the numerous services and “Same Day Testing” capabilities provided by Blinded Diagnostics.

The Blinded Diagnostics founders and management team, Paul S. Savuto and Steven Karuppan, will be retained by Woodley Equipment as an integral part of the executive team responsible for growing the clinical trial business.  Blinded Diagnostics will become a service offering of the combined companies.

Steve Karuppan, CEO of Blinded Diagnostics said “Blinded Diagnostics and Woodley are a perfect match of products and services for our biopharmaceutical and CRO clients”.  Mr. Karuppan said that “We can now offer a wider range diagnostic test options for clients on a broader scale for global studies.”   

Robin Wickham, CEO of Woodley said “With the additional expertise provided by Paul and Steve in business development, training, project management, Data Management and support services we are confident our existing and new clients will see real value in the delivery of same day test results and site services. Woodley and Blinded Diagnostics will be a powerful new resource for drug development on a global basis with our combined reach and services in the US, Asia and Europe.”

Paul S. Savuto, President of Blinded Diagnostics, added “We look forward to providing new and innovative approaches, like Pre-Screening, that enrich the enrollment process and shorten the time to complete a biopharmaceutical clinical trial.  Woodley greatly complements our services with their extensive resources, POC contracts, client contacts, global reach and infrastructure.”


A pioneering contract service organization specializing in sourcing and supporting point of care diagnostic test platforms that provide same day lab test results for pharmaceutical clinical trials. Blinded Diagnostics has a successful track record of expertise in meeting large pharmaceutical company testing needs with thorough knowledge of the protocol design, Investigator training and firmware encryption. As an innovator with partners in point-of-care diagnostics, Blinded Diagnostics is at the forefront of a paradigm shift that brings flexibility and efficiency for trial sponsors.


With a heritage stretching back 30 years, Woodley Equipment is a world leading, one-stop supplier of equipment solutions to the Clinical Trials Industry.  As a private company, Woodley was established in October 1989 and now operates from three offices and warehouse premises in the North West of England and office and warehouse premises in New York, USA. 

Woodley is the supplier of choice for many of the largest companies in Clinical Research, as well as the partner of small and medium sized companies around the World.

Developing a network of suppliers and service providers around the globe, Woodley has successfully grown, establishing a reputation for consistently providing quality, reliable equipment services.  This is reflected in the achievement of an ISO 9001:2015 accreditation recognizing the quality of our administrative and management systems.

A streamlined management system and an ever-growing network of trusted, specialist suppliers mean that Woodley Equipment is well placed to provide the highest levels of customer service and the best value equipment solutions.

Woodley provides a complete global service that includes sourcing, supplying and maintaining the equipment and consumable items needed Clinical Trials. This service eliminates the need for multiple providers; increasing equipment traceability and ensuring compliance with ISO, FDA, GCP and the Sunshine Act. 

Their commitment to the Clinical Trials industry goes beyond the provision of equipment services and as such are proud to be members of both the Institute of Clinical Research and the Clinical Contract Research Association.

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