The History of Molecular Probes
Label. Detect. Take a trip down memory lane.
It Started In a St. Paul Kitchen
Since 1975, Molecular Probes® reagents have been used to help address a wide variety of research questions and enabled cell biology researchers to accelerate their discoveries. From a kitchen in St. Paul, Minnesota; to a small lab in Plano, Texas; to Junction City, Oregon in 1985; and finally to Eugene, Oregon; Molecular Probes® scientists have been pioneering fluorescence technologies and cell analysis capabilities, such as Alexa Fluor® and SYBR® dyes, Qdot® nanocrystals, BacMam® delivery and Click-iT® labeling.
Molecular Probes Today
Today, the Molecular Probes site in Eugene, Oregon, serves as the Life Technologies center of excellence for fluorescence labeling and detection.With over 125 chemists (organic, inorganic, and analytical), biologists (cell and molecular), and engineers (electrical, mechanical, optical, and software) from all over the world, the Molecular Probes® scientific team demonstrates their commitment to provide researchers with innovative tools for investigating cell biology.
Photo: The Life Technologies site in Eugene, OR where many Molecular Probes® products have been created.
What We've Accomplished
Through the years, Molecular Probes® scientists have led the continued development of scientific content and online tools, guides, and mobile applications including: