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Axon Instruments  Acquired by Molecular Devices (2004 $ 140,000,000)

3280 Whipple Road
Union City, CA 94587
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President/COO/Operations: W. Geoffrey Powell (1988)
Finance: Mike Catelani
Technology: Chris Johnson (3/04)

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Stanley Crooke (Isis Pharma CEO);  Henry Lester (Silvio Conte Center);  Alan Stockdale (Macquarie Bank)

Business description: Axon Instruments produces a broad spectrum of instrumentation and software used in drug discovery and scientific research, in applications including microarray genomics, cellular neurosciences and cell-based screening. Products include the highest-performance patch clamps ever made, high-sensitivity microarray scanners, powerful bioinformatics software, automated fluorescence imaging workstations and high-capacity parallel workstations for ion-channel screening applications. Our technologies encompass all aspects of CCD camera and laser fluorescence imaging, and leading edge, computerized ion-channel current measurement.
Partners include: AstraZenecaMotorolaZyomyx;  Cellectricon;  CSIRO;  Molecular Toxicology;  Yale

Ownership: Acquired by Molecular Devices (2004 $ 140,000,000)

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Sector: Medical
Year Founded: 1983
Headcount: 51-75
Ownership: Acquired by Molecular Devices (2004 $ 140,000,000)