Alere is a member of the Inverness Medical Innovations family of companies and represents the union of Alere Medical, ParadigmHealth and Matria Healthcare. The company is one of the leading providers of health management services to health plans and employers in the United States. Alere s programs provide interventions designed for the entire lifespan, from pre-cradle to end-of-life care. The company s disease management program provides technology-enabled, evidence-based solutions for managing chronic and high-cost conditions, improving productivity and reducing health care costs. Its oncology program manages more than 120 cancer types and covers over 8 million lives. Alere has a staff of more than 2,200 health care professionals.