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Encyclopedia > Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Type Public (NYSE: BEC)
Slogan {{{company_slogan}}}
Founded Pasadena, California 1935 (as National Technical Laboratories)
Location Fullerton, California
Key people Scott Garrett, President and CEO
Jim Glover, SVP/CFO
Russ Bell, EVP
Elias Caro, EVP
Bob Kleinert, EVP
Industry Biotechnology
Products Biomek platforms, Synchron analyzers, Immage Immunochemistry system, Hemoccult, CEQ 2000 DNA Analysis System
Revenue Image:green up.png$2.408 billion USD (2004)
Operating Income {{{operating_income}}}
Net Income {{{net_income}}}
Employees 10,169 (2004)
Website www.beckman.com

Beckman Coulter Inc., is a company that makes biomedical laboratory instruments. Founded by Caltech professor Arnold O. Beckman in 1935 as National Technical Laboratories to commercialize a pH meter that he had invented, the company eventually grew to employ over 10,000 people, with $2.4 billion in annual sales by 2004. Its current headquarters are in Fullerton, California. A public company is a company owned by the public. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... Pasadena is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... E. Scott Garrett (born July 9, 1959 in Englewood, New Jersey) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for New Jerseys Fifth Congressional District (map) since 2003. ... Biotechnology is a technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... The United States Council On Environmental Quality (CEQ) is a division of the White House that coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. ... Revenue is a US business term for the amount of money that a company can receive from its activities, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... EBIT stands for Earnings before Interest and Taxes (operating income). ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... California Institute of Technology The California Institute of Technology (commonly known as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ... Arnold Orville Beckman (born April 10, 1900 in Cullom, Illinois; died May 18, 2004) was an American chemist who founded Beckman Instruments based on his invention of the pH meter, a device for measuring acidity, in 1934. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The correct title of this article is pH. The initial letter is capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ...

In the 1940s, Beckman changed the name to Arnold O. Beckman, Inc. to sell oxygen analyzers, the Helipot precision potentiometer, and spectrophotometers. In the 1950s, the company name changed to Beckman Instruments, Inc.. // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... schematic symbol for a potentiometer The present popular usage of the term potentiometer (or pot for short) describes an electronic component which has a user-adjustable resistance. ... In physics, spectrophotometry is the quantitative study of spectra. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ...

In 1955, Beckman established the seminal Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory as a division of Beckman Instruments to begin commercializing the semiconductor transistor technology invented by Caltech alumnus William Shockley. Because Shockley's aging mother lived in Palo Alto, California, the Shockley Laboratory was established in nearby Mountain View, California, and thus, "Silicon Valley" was born. 1955 (MCMLV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the first commercially available integrated circuit (although at almost the same time as one from Texas Instruments), and would go on to become one of the major players in the evolution of Silicon Valley in the 1960s. ... Assorted component transistors The transistor is a solid state semiconductor device which can be used for amplification, switching, voltage stabilization, signal modulation and many other functions. ... William Bradford Shockley (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) American physicist, eugenicist and co-inventor of the transistor with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... For the community near Martinez, California, see Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California. ... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. Like many large cities, San Joses downtown is expansive and encompasses much more area than shown in this view. ...

In 1982, The company merged into SmithKline to form SmithKline Beckman, with Arnold Beckman as vice chairman, but regained its independence in 1989 after SmithKline merged with Beecham Group to form SmithKline Beecham (now part of GlaxoSmithKline). 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK NYSE: GSK) is a British based pharmaceutical, biologicals, and healthcare company. ...

In 1998, the company acquired Coulter Laboratories, and changed its name to what it is today. 1998 (MCMXCVIII in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


  • Beckman Coulter Annual Report 2004
  • Beckman Coulter Fact Sheet
  • Beckman Coulter Profile
  • Beckman Coulter Timeline

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  • Company website

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Beckman Coulter UK Ltd (349 words)
Beckman Instruments, Inc. (founded in the USA in 1934) and Coulter Corporation (founded in the late 1940s) united in 1997 to form a single entity that accounts for tens of thousands of analytical systems operating in laboratories around the world.
Beckman Coulter products are used in a range of applications, from instruments used for pioneering medical research and drug discovery to diagnostic tools found in hospitals and physicians’ offices.
Beckman Coulter in the UK was founded in 1998 combining over 100 years of heritage of Beckman and Coulter.
Beckman Coulter Jobs on CareerBuilder (291 words)
Beckman Coulter, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of biomedical testing instruments systems, tests and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes.
Beckman's acquisition of Coulter Corporation in October 1997 created an organization with one of the most comprehensive product portfolios to span the biomedical continuum, from life sciences to clinical diagnostics and cellular analysis.
The efficiency and productivity of these researchers is greatly enhanced by Beckman Coulter centrifuges and rotors, capillary electrophoresis systems, protein purification systems, DNA synthesizers and sequencers, biorobotics workstations, flow cytometry systems, high-performance liquid chromatographs, scintillation systems, spectrophotometers, laboratory automation systems and software, and more.
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