Timeline

1992
Medline Scientific is founded by Mark Duffy on the Watcombe Industrial Estate in Watlington, Oxfordshire with the desire to build a company that provides businesses in the medical/clinical, pharmaceutical, food research, and industrial sectors with the latest laboratory and scientific equipment. Becomes a distributor for Deltalab, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of single use labware.
1992
1998
To expand its range of products, Medline Scientific expands into laboratory capital equipment with the following overseas partners. By working alongside these companies, Medline Scientific has been able to provide customers with top-of-the range equipment: CETI: Offers an extensive range of affordable microscopes, such as inverted and compound microscopes, to suit all budgets. Jeio Tech: Provides reliable products (e.g. laboratory incubators, orbital shakers) for the fields of biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacology, etc. RBS: Manufactures cleaning agents and disinfectants used in the medical/hospital sector, laboratories, and industrial companies.
1998
2003
Medline Scientific acquires CETI from their Belgian owners. Achieves the ISO 9001:2002 certification.
2003
2004
Just over 10 years after the company was founded, Medline Scientific forms its first international branch in Nantes, France by acquiring Euroma, laying the foundations to expand the business in Europe.
2004
2007
Medline Scientific moves into its new and current headquarters in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire to expand into a larger premises and retain loyal, knowledgeable team.
2007
2013
Medline Scientific creates its UK sales force, appointing highly trained territory sales managers across the country to increase direct promotion and work closely with our customers to ascertain and meet their needs.
2013
2014
To develop business in India, Medline Scientific opens an office in Bangalore. Medline India covers all of the Indian market, working through a carefully appointed network of regional distributors. Simon Rogan joins Medline Scientific as a Non-Executive Director, bringing a strong level of expertise in business management and strategic marketing to the company.
2014
2016
In order to provide customers with the latest products in digital microscopy, Medline Scientific becomes a distributor for Precipoint. Based in Germany, Precipoint is a leading designer of devices and systems for digital microscopy such as, the Precipoint M8 Microscope & Digital Scanner.
2016
2017
Medline becomes a distributor for Trajan Scientific who provide laboratories around the world with their exclusive range of high quality analytical and pathology products. Notably adding arguably the best adhesive microscopes slides available on the market and microtome blades. Expanding further our product offering Medline Scientific becomes a distributor for many top brand products such as Liebherr refrigeration, Olympus Microscopes and Hettich centrifuges, to name a few.
2017
2019
With constant growth in laboratory equipment and refrigerated products such as ULT freezers Medline Scientific invests further in after sales service engineers creating its service division and providing customers with the security of service and maintenance contracts for any of their critical equipment. A complete solution for our customers
2019
2020
Our range of Purehose® ventilator hose becomes a critical product need in the market for ventilator production allowing Medline to ship immediately during the first month of the Covid-19 pandemic. Launching a new flocked swab, Medline has worked with Department of Health, NHS Supply Chain, PHE and the Home Office to play an instrumental part in the supply of Swabs to the Central Covid Testing Scheme. We are continuing to supply these swabs into the system on an ongoing business.
2020
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