President and CEO: Carl Hull.
Revenue: $543.3 million in 2010; $498.3 million in 2009.
Net income: $106.9 million in 2010; $91.8 million in 2009.
No. of local employees: 1,100.
Headquarters: San Diego, near Sorrento Mesa area.
Year founded: 1983.
Stock symbol and exchange: GPRO on Nasdaq.
Company description: Maker of molecular diagnostics products used in detecting diseases in humans and screening human blood as well as in biomedical research.
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