History

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As a partner of the world’s leading
corporations and venture capitalists, Stratos
has an enviable history of product
development and design firsts.

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As a partner of the world’s leading corporations and venture capitalists, Stratos has an enviable history of product development and design firsts.


1980's
  • 1987 Stratos Founded
  • 1988 1st In-flight Video Entertainment: British Airlines 1st Class:
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  • 1989 Lowest-cost Electrostatic Printer: Rastergraphics
1990's
  • 1990 1st Automated Gas Meter Reader: Itron
  • 1991 1st Portable Computer Input Device: Microsoft BallPoint
  • 1992 1st PC Audio System: Microsoft Windows Sound System
  • 1993 1st Laptop Touchpad: Apple Computer:
  • 1994 1st In-flight Passenger Phone: AT&T Wireless/McCaw
  • 1995 Top-of-line Digital Multimeter: Fluke 70 Series
  • 1996 Top-of-line Portable Laptop: Apple 3400
  • 1997 1st Wearable Thin-client Computer: Stratos/Inroad:
  • 1998 Stratos Incubation Fund Created
    • 1st Automated Tagging and Marking of Live Fish: NMT
    • National Grand Prize Engineering Award: Design News
  • 1999 1st Imaging Flow Cytometer: Stratos/Amnis:
    • Amnis Product Development
    • 1st Non-invasive Ultrasonic Therapy: Stratos/Therus
2000's
  • 2000 Game Controller: Microsoft Xbox:
    • Xbox controller product development
    • 1st Multiple Medical Imaging Dry Printer: Codonics
  • 2001 1st Low-cost Internet Data Collection Appliance: Sportbrain
    • 1st Optical Orthodontics Modeling of Teeth: Orametrix:
    • Optical Orthodontics Modeling of Teeth
  • 2002 1st Commercial Microfluidic Station: Stratos/Micronics
  • 2003 1st Mass Video Storage SATA-based MAID System: Copan
  • 2004 1st Electro-wetting Protein Array: Stratos Biosystems
  • 2005 Cleavable Surface Chemistry: Stratos Biosystems
  • 2006 Focusing BioChips for Affinity Mass Spectrometry: Stratos Biosystems
  • 2007 Medical Design Excellence Award: Datascope Netguard
  • 2008 Nucleic Acid Sequencing by Expansion: Stratos Genomics watch video >>
  • 2009 OpGen Argus Optical Mapping System, for Automated, Microbial Whole Genome Analysis
2010's
  • 2010 Nucleic Acid Probe Analyzer – Single-molecule, Multiplex Pathogen Identification: Stratos Genomics
  • 2011 Amnis (co-founded by Stratos Group) acquired by EMD Millipored
    • Micronics (a Stratos Group investment) acquired by Sony
  • 2012 1st system for compliance and sensor enabled pills: Proteus
    • 1st single molecule sequencing on nanopores: Stratos Genomics
  • 2013 Vaccine Storage System: IV Lab and IV’s Global Good
    • Pulsed Heat Treatment for Pain: Stratos’ Carewave Medical
  • 2014 Prototype for multiplex point-of-care diagnostics platform: Gates Foundations
    • Stratos Genomics: Closes $15MM Series B: Roche Ventures and Fisk Ventures
    • Focus on solving women’s healthcare issues: Stratos’ ReJuVey