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About Us

Our Mission
Helping Patients: by ensuring full chain-of custody of patients’ specimen and providing pathologists with state-of the-art tools to ensure a fast and reliable diagnosis.

“Behind every slide is a life to be continued.”

Franco Visinoni, President and Chief Dreamer

“Behind every slide is a life to be continued.”

Franco Visinoni, President and Chief Dreamer

Milestone is a company headquartered in Bergamo/Northern Italy. It was founded in 1988 as a company specializing in advanced microwave instrumentation for sample preparation in analytical and organic chemistry laboratories. By DNA, Milestone is a pre-analytical, sample preparation company – understanding the paramount and crucial importance of the pre-analytical step for any analysis further downstream. In 1994, Milestone established a separate Medical Division to expand our expertise to the world of histopathology. Driven by the conviction that “we need to do better” when dealing with human specimen – and our mission: Helping Patients. Today, our instruments are used in the most renowned clinical and research laboratories around the world with an installed base of 15,000 in 93 countries. We continue to lead the industry with constant innovation and improvements to obtain full chain-of-custody of patients’ specimen, thus providing the optimal basis for an accurate diagnosis. We leave nothing to chance.

Our Milestones

  • First rapid semi-automatic microwave processor (MicroMED)
    1996

    First rapid semi-automatic microwave processor (MicroMED)

  • First analog imaging system (HistoVision)
    1997

    First analog imaging system (HistoVision)

  • First rapid automatic microwave processor (Pathos)
    2005

    First rapid automatic microwave processor (Pathos)

  • First digital imaging system (MacroPATH)
    2005

    First digital imaging system (MacroPATH)

  • First instrument of Safe Formalin Handling line (TissueSAFE)
    2009

    First instrument of the sample handling line (TissueSAFE)

  • First instrument for automatic processing & decalcification (Logos J)
    2011

    First instrument for automatic processing & decalcification (Logos J)

  • First accessory for automatic on-board embedding (Synergy)
    2014

    First accessory for auto-embedding (Synergy)

  • Reinventing the concept of grossing station (WorkSTATION)
    2015

    First grossing station with lean concept (WorkSTATION)

  • First instrument of Frozen Section line (PrestoCHILL)
    2015

    First instrument of the Frozen Sections line (PrestoCHILL)

  • First instrument for biobanking (FlashFREEZE)
    2016

    First instrument for biobanking (FlashFREEZE)

  • Fist instrument for on-site evaluation of FNA Cytology (RoseSTATION)
    2018

    Fist instrument for on-site evaluation of FNA Cytology (RoseSTATION)

  • First rapid automatic microwave processor with dual run modality (MAGNUS)
    2019

    First rapid automatic microwave processor with dual run modality (MAGNUS)

  • Reinventing the concept of safe formalin handling with automatic bucket filling (UltraSAFE)
    2019

    Reinventing the concept of safe formalin handling with automatic bucket filling (UltraSAFE)

  • Revolutionize the concept of grossing station (UltraGROSS)
    2021

    Revolutionize the concept of grossing station (UltraGROSS)

  • First instrument of Frozen Section line (PrestoCHILL)
    2023

    Introducing the concept of Tracking (Trackers line and MileWATCH)

    Our Values

    • Innovation

      We pursue new solutions to help patients.
    • Trust

      Our partnerships are long-standing and based on transparency and integrity.
    • Respect

      We honor the dignity and preferences of all individuals.
    • Teamwork

      We work as a cohesive team to achieve our goals.
    • Accountability

      We foster a culture of ownership and responsibility for our work and its outcomes.
    • Professionalism

      We cultivate expertise internally to uphold the highest standards of professionalism.

    Milestone at Glance

    Patents

    Countries

    Users

    Our Headquarters

    • Milestone Innovation Center (MIC) - Italy

      Milestone Innovation Center (MIC)

      Valbrembo – Italy
    • Milestone Medical Technologies - US

      Milestone Medical Technologies

      Kalamazoo – USA

      Milestone Innovation Center

      Opened in 2023, the Milestone Innovation Centre (MIC) is a testament to our continued commitment to growth. The MIC now provides an additional 2800m2 of space adjacent to our manufacturing facility. In addition, our spacious Demo Lab is a great showcase for our entire product portfolio – an ideal place to train our distributors and share our vision and solutions with our customers. This is where you can truly experience “the Milestone way”.

      Quality Leadership

      Quality Leadership
      Milestone’s Quality is certified by TÜV Rheinland Italia, member of TÜV Rheinland Group, a global multi-accredited organization providing professional certification and registration services.