Product Timeline

Beckman Coulter Product Milestones in History

1930s
1935 Model E pH Meter — First Beckman pH Meter (sold approximately 350,000 Models E, F, and G over next 50 years)
1936 Model F pH Meter
1937 Model G pH Meter — sold approximately 27,800
1937 Model M pH Meter

1940s
1940 Helipot Precision Potentiometer
1941 DU Quartz Spectrophotometer — sold approximately 34,000
1942 Model R Industrial pH Meter
1942 IR-1 Infrared Spectrophotometer
1943 Model P Oxygen Analyzer – first commercial oxygen analyzer
1943 Model D2 Oxygen Analyzer
1943 RXG Micro-microammeter
1945 Model H Electrophoresis System — Tiselius-cell system was first to separate immunoglobulins from other serum proteins
1946 IR-2 Infrared Spectrophotometer
1947 Models 789 and 790 Decimal Counting Units
1947 Model E Ultracentrifuge
1947 Flame Attachment for DU Spectrophotometer
1948 Model B Spectrophotometer
1949 MX-8 Radioactivity Detector

1950s
1950 Model L Preparative Ultracentrifuge
1950 GP (general purpose) pH Sensitive Electrode
1950 EPUT Events per Unit Time Meter
1950 Model K Automatic Titrator
1951 Model V Micro-microammeter
1952 Model 102 Dosimeter
1952 EASE Analog computer 
1953 Model R Electrophoresis System — First commercially manufactured system using Durrum cell paper medium; produced five zone electrophoresis pattern
1953 Model W Industrial pH Meter
1953 Model H Electrophoresis Diffusion Instrument
1954 DK-1 Spectrophotometer
1954 Model III Data System
1955 LB Nondispersive IR Analyzers
1955 Ferristor
1955 Direct Reading Flame Photometer
1955 Model R Paper Electrophoresis System
1955 DK-2 Spectrophotometer
1955 Model 28 Auto Exhaust Analyzer
1956 Pocket pH Meter
1956 IR-4 Infrared Spectrophotometer
1956 CP Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System
1956 Cermet Potentiometer
1956 GC-1 Laboratory Gas Chromatograph
1957 PGC 120A Process Gas Chromatograph
1957 112 Transistorized Data Processing System
1957 IR-5 Infrared Spectrophotometer
1958 Mark III Submarine Atmospheric Analyzer
1958 Model 210 Data Processing System
1958 Automated Amino Acid Analyzer
1958 IR-7 Infrared Spectrophotometer
1958 First Mobile Air Monitoring Laboratory
1958 Trimming Potentiometer
1959 Megachrom Preparative-Scale Gas Chromatograph

1960s
1960 Model DB Spectrophotometer (sold approximately 24,000)
1960 Microfuge Centrifuge (high capacity miniature centrifuge built specifically for clinical lab samples)
1960 Ultramicro Analytical System
1961 Pycnometer
1961 Dynograph Recorder and EEGs
1962 Medical Gas Analyzer
1963 LS-1 Liquid Scintillation Spectrometer
1963 First Titanium Ultracentrifuge Rotor 
1964 LS100C Liquid Scintillation
1964 DU-2 Spectrophotometer
1964 Zonal Ultracentrifuge
1964 IR-11 and IR-12 Infrared Spectrophotometers
1964 Microzone Electrophoresis System
1965 Atomic Absorption Analyzer
1965 LS-2000 Series Liquid Scintillation Sytems
1967 Hybrid Microcircuits
1967 Vital Signs Monitor
1967 Model R-110 Microzone Densitometer
1968 Blood Chemistry Monitor
1968 DSA-560 Discrete Sample Analyzer — clinical chemistry analyzers; processed over 100 samples per hour for 25 chemistries
1969 Glucose Analyzer — First of a kind dedicated instrument using rate methodology for glucose analyses; STAT system, uses a 10 mL sample; directly measures blood sugar in 3 minutes
1969 Infrared Exhaust Emission Analyzer
1969 Protein Sequencer
1969 L3-40 Preparative Ultracentrifuge
1969 LS-16 Liquid Scintillation System

1970s
1970 Diagnostic Reagents — First group of dry enzyme reagents sold in bulk for use on many clinical instruments 
1970 ACTA V Spectrophotometer
1970 J-21 High Speed Centrifuge
1970 Model 117 Automatic Amino Acid Analyzer
1971 Microzone Digital integrator
1971 KLiNa Flame System
1971 Protein-Peptide Synthesizer
1971 Elutriator Rotor
1971 Uric Acid Accessory Kit for Glucose Analyzer
1972 Blood Urea Nitrogen Analyzer
1973 System TR — First dedicated automated analyzer for clinical enzymes
1973 Accutrace Electroencephalograph
1973 Biogamma Radioimmuno Analyzer
1973 Series 4200 Infrared Spectrophotometers
1973 pHASAR-I pH Meter (liquid crystal display readout)
1973 RIAphast HTSH – first kit on the market
1973 L5 Preparative Ultracentrifuge
1973 Model 121M Microcolumn Amino Acid Analyzer
1973 Century SS-1 pH Meter
1973 Model 4500 Digital pH Meter
1973 Liquid Crystal Display modules for electronic wristwatches
1973 Model 590 Vehicle Exhaust Analyzer
1973 Model 6700 Process Gas Chromatograph
1973 Acculab Infrared Spectrophotometer
1974 Model B Microfuge Tabletop Centrifuge
1974 System 1 Glucose/Blood Urea Nitrogen Analyzer
1974 ACTA M UV Spectrophotometer
1974 Model MB Series RIA Data Reduction System
1974 Model R-112 Scanning Densitometer
1975 Airfuge Ultracentrifuge
1975 Series 3100 Liquid Scintillation Systems
1975 Chloride/CO2 Analyzer
1975 CDS-100 Computing Densitometer
1975 Biogamma II System
1975 Metabolic Measurement Cart
1976 Model 3500-4500 Digital pH Meters
1976 Model J6 and TJ-6 Centrifuges
1976 Metabolic Measurement Cart
1976 Gamma 8000 System
1977 PHASE 1 RIA Sample-Handling System
1977 LS-7000 Liquid Scintillation System
1977 Creatinine Analyzer — First instrument designed for clean, color free creatinine analyses; STAT system uses a 25 m sample
1977 Immunochemistry Analyzer
1978 Glucose and BUN Analyzers — Second generation
1978 Microlab 600 Computing Infrared Spectrophotometer System
1978 ASTRA 4 and ASTRA 8 Automated Stat Routine Analyzer Systems
1978 TRACE III Clinical Spectrophotometer System
1978 LS-7000 microprocessor-based liquid scintillation counter
1978 J-6B Centrifuge
1978 L8 programmable Preparative Ultracentrifuge
1978 Liquid STAT Enzymatic Reagents — pre-diluted, stabilized reagents
1979 Microtox Acute Water Toxicity Monitor
1979 MV 8000 Process Control System
1979 Glucose, BUN and Creatinine 2 Analyzers

1980s
1980 Auto ICS
1980 Electrolyte 2 Analyzer 
1981 System E4A
1981 Model 42 Clinical Spectrophotometer
1981 Paragon Electrophoresis System
1981 Laboratory Management System
1981 Microfuge 11 and 12 Centrifuges
1981 DU-7 UV/Visible Spectrophotometer
1981 pHI Series pH Meters
1982 Lumadex FSI Fetal Lung Maturity Test
1982 System 6300 High Performance Amino Acid Analyzer
1983 Accuspin Digital Centrifuge
1983 FTIR: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer
1983 System 1 DNA Synthesizer
1983 CALS Computer Automated Laboratory System
1984 TL-100 Bench Top Ultracentrifuge
1984 DU-50 UV/Vis Series Spectrophotometers
1984 Model 170 Radioisotope Detector
1984 MicroGenie database of entire sequence library of nucleic acids
1984 Appraise computerized densitometer
1984 Laboratory Management Systems
1984 TL 100 Tabletop Preparative Ultracentrifuge
1985 System 7300 DU Analyzer
1985 Series AA (1,2,3 & 4) Amino Acid Analysis Systems
1985 L-7 Ultracentrifuge
1985 Future II Calomel Electrode
1986 Biomek 1000 Automated Laboratory Workstation
1986 Prep 350 Gradient Liquid Chromatography System
1986 Array Protein System
1986 Microfuge E Miniature Tabletop Centrifuge
1986 Ultrapore C8 HPLC Column
1986 LS 1701 Benchtop Liquid Scintillation Counter
1986 96 Well Plates
1987 Synchron CX3 Clinical Analyzer
1987 Paragon SPE Serum Protein Electrophoresis Kit
1987 System Gold series of Personal Chromatographs
1987 Model 171 Radioisotope Detector
1987 DU Series 60 and 70 UV/Visible Spectrophotometers
1987 System Gold for various Analyzers
1987 Model L7-65 Ultracentrifuge
1987 Appraise Junior Densitometer
1987 GP Series Centrifuges
1987 INTERLINK System for Synchron Systems
1987 Lablyte 800, 810, 820 and 830 Electrolyte Analyzers 
1988 Biomek SL Robotic Arm
1988 LS 5000 Series Liquid Scintillation Counters
1988 Synchron CX4 Clinical Analyzer
1988 Synchron CX5 Clinical Analyzer
1988 pHI 32, 34 and 50 pH Meters
1988 338 Gradient HPLC System
1988 DU 68 Spectrophotometer
1989 System 6300 Amino Acid Analyzer
1989 Synchron EL-ISE Electrolyte System
1989 L and XL Optima Series Ultracentrifuges
1989 P/ACE System 2000 for Capillary Electrophoresis
1989 LS 6000 Series Liquid Scintillation Counters
1989 Synchron CXL Clinical System

1990s
1990 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Assays for Synchron CX Systems
1990 DU Series 7000 Diode Array Spectrophotometers
1990 J-6 Series Centrifuges
1990 GS-6 Series Centrifuges
1990 GENELINE for DNA mapping
1991 Array 360 System
1991 XL-A Analytical Ultracentrifuge
1991 Synchron CX7 Clinical System
1991 Synchron ASX
1991 Spinchron Centrifuges
1991 Array 360 CE
1991 Appraise Paragon Electrophoresis System
1991 Tabletop OPTIMA Ultracentrifuge
1991 J2 Series High Speed Centrifuges
1991 P/ACE System 2100 and 2050
1992 Oligo 1000 DNA Synthesizer
1992 L7-80 Ultracentrifuge
1992 Porton LF3000 Protein Sequencer
1992 P/ACE 2100 System for CE/MS Analysis
1992 DU Series 600 Spectrophotometer
1993 Synchron CX5CE Clinical Chemistry Analyzer
1993 J6 Series Centrifuges: J6-HC, J6-MC and J6-MI
1993 LS 6500 Value/Scintillation System
1993 GS-15 Series Multipurpose Microcentrifuge
1993 J2-HC Centrifuge
1993 P/ACE 5000 Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) Systems
1993 Avanti 30 Tabletop Centrifuge
1993 Paragon CZE™ 2000 Capillary Electrophoresis System
1994 Biomek 2000 Laboratory Automation Workstation
1994 HPLC System Gold Series 
1995 Avanti J-25 High Performance Centrifuge System
1995 Oligo 1000M DNC Synthesizer
1995 Optima XL-100 Ultracentrifuge
1995 Synchron CX Delta Clinical Systems Series
1996 phi 200, 300 and 720 Series pH Meters
1996 Optima SX-A and XL-I Series Ultracentrifuges
1996 BioSys 500 and 2000 Protein Purification Workstations
1996 Avanti J-301 High Performance Centrifuge
1996 Biomek 2000 Laboratory Automation Workstation combined with ORCA Linear Track Robot System
1996 Microfuge R and Microfuge Lite
1997 P/ACE System MDQ
1997 Avanti Tandem J-20 Series High Performance Centrifuges
1997 ACCESS Immunoassay System
1998 CEQ 2000 DNA Analysis System
1998 Optima MAX Ultracentrifuge – First to surpass 1 million x g of force
1999 CEQ™ 2000 DNA Analysis System - Performs fully automated DNA sequencing
1999 COULTER® Ac•T diff 2™ Hematology Analyzer
1999 COULTER® HmX Hematology
1999 Hybritech® free PSA – First FDA-approved test for fPSA

2000s
2000 Biomek® FX Liquid Handling Workstation
2000 CEQ™ 2000XL DNA Analysis System
2000 Coulter® Gen•S™ Cell Hematology
2000 COULTER Ac•T 5diff™ CP Hematology Analyzer
2000 Avanti J-20 XP High Performance Centrifuge
2001 Span-8 and 384-well Pipetting Options for the Biomek® FX Laboratory Automation Workstation
2001 SYNCHRON CX® PRO Series of Analyzers
2001 SYNCHRON LX®20 PRO Clinical System with Closed-tube Sampling
2001 COULTER Ac•T 5diff™ CP Hematology System with Closed-tube Cap Piercing
2001 Access®2 Immunoassay System
2001 COULTER® LH 755 Hematology Workcell
2001 1536-well Pipetting Option for the Biomek® FX Laboratory Automation Workstation and SAGIAN™ Core System
2002 Cytomics FC 500 System, a Dual-laser, Five-color Flow Cytometer
2002 CEQ® 8000 Genetic Analysis System
2002 Avanti® J-E Centrifuge
2002 Vi-CELL™ Cell Viability Analyzer
2002 Optima™ L-XP Ultracentrifuge System
2002 SYNCHRON LX®i 725 Clinical System 
2003 ProteomeLab™ Initiative
2003 Allegra™ X-22 Series Benchtop Centrifuges
2003 UniCel™ DxI 800 Access® Immunoassay System
2003 ProteomeLab™ PF 2D
2003 CEQ™ 8800 Genetic Analysis System
2003 LH 1500 Series Hematology Automation System
2003 COULTER® LH 500 Hematology Analyzer
2004 GenomeLab™ SNPstream® Genotyping System
2004 Biomek® 3000 and Biomek® NX Liquid Handling Workstations
2004 iTopia™ Epitope Discovery System
2004 ProteomeLab™ A2® Microarray System
2004 FC 500 CXP Flow Cytometry System
2004 Immage® 800 Serum Protein Analyzer
2004 Allegra® X-15R Refrigerated Benchtop Centrifuge
2004 Biomek® Assay Workstation
2004 Command Central
2005 UniCel DxC 600 and DxC 800 Chemistry Analyzers
2005 Vidiera NsD Nucleic Sample Detection Platform
2005 Cell Lab Quanta™ Benchtop Flow Cytometry System
2005 Hemoccult ICT
2005 Genfind DNA Isolation Kit
2005 Vidiera NsP Nucleic Sample Preparation Platform
2006 UniCel DxC 600i Chemistry/Immunoassay Work Cell
2006 Biomek FXP and NXP Laboratory Automation Workstations
2006 AutoMate 800 Sample Processing Station
2007 UniCel® DxI 600
2008 Unicel® DxH 800
2008 Unicel® DxC 680i work cell
2008 Unicel® DxC 860i work cell
2008 Unicel® DxC 880i work cell
2008 Unicel® DxC 660i work cell
2009 Unicel® DxH 800 HematoFlow work cell to automate manual differentials
2009 Gallios flow cytometer for research markets
2009 Navios flow cytometer for clinical markets

2010s
2013 PerFix-Expose1 and PerFix-nc1 reagent kits
2014 AQUIOS CL clinical flow cytometer for laboratory use
2014 CytoFLEX research flow cytometer
2015 Avanti JXN-30 high performance centrifuge
2015 QbD1200 TOC Analyzer
2016 Vi-Cell MetaFLEX bioanalyte analyzer
2016 ClearLLab LS Lymphoid Screen Reagent
2016 Optima AUC analytical ultracentrifuge
2016 HIAC PODS+ liquid particle counter
2017 Biomek i-Series Laboratory Automated Workstations
2017 CytoFLEX LX research flow cytometer