Milestone was founded in 1988 as a company specialized in advanced microwave instrumentation for analytical and organic chemistry labs.
Milestone are an industry leader in this field, with a worldwide installed base of over 20,000 systems in large and small research institutions, universities and industrial 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.