Milestone was founded in 1988 as a company specializing in advanced microwave instrumentation for analytical and organic chemistry labs.
We are an industry leader in that field, with a worldwide installed base of over 13,000 systems, including 70% of Fortune 500 companies, as well as large and small research institutions, universities and laboratories.
In 1994, Milestone established a separate Medical division, to transfer our expertise in laboratory grade microwaves to the world of histopathology. We were the first company to design and build a microwave tissue processor specifically for use in the histology lab, and subsequently created the first fully automated, high-throughput microwave processor. Today, our microwave histoprocessors are used every day in hundreds of medical laboratories around the world, making them the most widely used microwave processors in the field.