R&D Systems was founded in 1976 in Minneapolis, MN. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECHNE Corporation (a holding company with no employees). The stock is traded publicly on NASDAQ's National Market System under the "TECH" symbol. TECHNE has two operating subsidiaries: Research & Diagnostics Systems, Inc. (R&D Systems) and R&D Systems Europe Ltd. (R&D Europe).
R&D Systems has two operating divisions: Biotechnology, which manufactures reagents primarily for the research market, and Hematology, which manufactures controls and calibrators for hematology analyzers.
In July, 2005 R&D Systems purchased BiosPacific, which became a wholly owned subsidiary. BiosPacific is located in Emeryville, CA and consists of a sales force which provides products for development of Immunoassay kits.
R&D Systems Europe in Abingdon, England distributes biotechnology products and is the European Representative for the Biotech Division. They received ISO 9001: 2000 certification in June, 2007. EuroCell Diagnostics, Village de la Metairie Batiment B, 35131 Chartes de Bretagne is the European Representative for the Hematology Division.
R&D Systems Europe has a sales subsidiary, R&D Systems GmBH, in Germany. R&D Systems established a wholly owned subsidiary in the People's Republic of China in May 2007. R&D Systems China Co. Ltd. officially opened its Warehouse and distribution center in Shanghai, China on October 1, 2007. R&D China will provide products and marketing and technical support to our Chinese distributors. R&D Systems' physical plant includes over 498,460 square feet of laboratory, manufacturing,