| New York Stock Exchange: DHR
Danaher Corp. designs, manufactures and markets professional, medical, industrial and commercial products and services. The company operates in five business segments: Test & Measurement, Environmental, Life Sciences & Diagnostics, Dental and Industrial Technologies. The Test & Measurement segment provides electronic measurement instruments and monitoring, management and optimization tools for communications and enterprise networks and related services. The segment's products are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment and communications networks and services. Also included in the Test & Measurement segment are the company's mobile tool and wheel service businesses. The Environmental segment provides products that help protect customers water supply and air quality and serves two primary markets: water quality and retail/commercial petroleum. The company's water quality business provides instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra pure water, potable water, wastewater, ground water and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial and natural resource applications. The company's retail/commercial petroleum business provides products and services for the retail/commercial petroleum market including vapor recovery equipment and leak detection systems. The Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment offers a broad range of analytical instruments, reagents, consumables, software and services that hospitals, physician's offices, reference laboratories and other critical care settings use to diagnose disease and make treatment decisions. Its life sciences businesses also offer a broad range of research and clinical tools that are used by scientists to study cells and cell components to gain a better understanding of complex biological matters. The Dental segment provides a broad range of equipment, consumables and services for the dental market, focused on driving technological innovations that help dental professionals improve clinical outcomes and enhance productivity. The Industrial Technologies segment designs and manufactures components and systems that are typically incorporated by original equipment manufacturers and system integrators for sale into a diverse set of applications and end-markets. The businesses in this segment also provide service and support, including helping customers with integration and installation and providing services to ensure performance and up-time. The Industrial Technologies segment consists of two strategic lines of business, product identification and motion, as well as the sensors and controls, energetic materials and engine retarder businesses. Danaher was founded by Steven M. Rales and Mitchell P. Rales in 1969 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.