Guy Hollister and Dr. Robert Stier’s shared commitment to scientific research is what brought the company they founded in 1921 in Spokane, Washington to the forefront of the allergenic extract industry – and it’s what keeps us there today.
Guy Hollister and Dr. Robert Stier prepare their first lot of allergenic extract.
Hollister and Stier published an article in the Journal of Laboratory Clinical Medicine on the comparative study of pollen antigens as determined by skin reactions.
The first full-time salesperson is hired.
Knapp and Knapp Allergy Service, with locations in California and Pennsylvania, is purchased.
Hollister-Stier Laboratories is incorporated.
Chicago laboratory and sales office opened; Spokane facilities, along with 15 employees, relocate to new building on South Division.
Allergy service arm of Arlington Chemical Company is purchased; eastern allergy operation is moved from Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia.
Hollister-Stier becomes a subsidiary of Cutter Laboratories; Atlanta laboratory and sales office is opened.
Graham Laboratories in Texas, along with its line of plant and chemical contact dermatitis products, is purchased.
Spokane operation and its 100 employees move to new 35,000-square-foot location on North Regal – its current location.
PMG/Feingold, a Richmond, California laboratory, is purchased; total annual sales top $3.6 million.
Mississauga, Canada production and sales office opens; Richmond lab transfers to Spokane; Ana-Kit emergency insect sting kit is introduced.
House dust mite (D. farinae) extract is introduced.
First major expansion of Spokane facility begins; first standardized allergenic extract (Antigen “E” assayed short ragweed pollen extract) is introduced.
Sterile vial and diluent facility (Spokane) qualification is completed and production begins; first in-house computer system is installed; standardized stinging insect venom product is introduced. Total employees: 340. Total annual sales: $14.3 million.
Cutter merges with Miles Laboratories; Hollister-Stier becomes a division of the Miles Pharmaceutical Group; consolidation of Spokane (H-S) and West Haven (Dome/Miles Pharmaceuticals) allergy business begins.
Miles Laboratories, Inc. changes its name to Miles Inc.
Hollister-Stier becomes Bayer Pharmaceuticals (Bayer AG had acquired Cutter in 1974 and Miles in 1978).
Acquisition by Jubilant Organosys, Ltd., one of the largest custom research and manufacturing services—and drug discovery and development services—companies worldwide.
Jubilant Organosys, Ltd. changes its name to Jubilant Life Sciences.
Company now known as Jubilant HollisterStier LLC.