For almost 30 years, we have supplied new and refurbished anatomic pathology lab equipment to thousands of independent pathology, dermatopathology, gastroenterology, MOHS, hospital, reference, biotech, CRO, university, research, industrial, and in-office laboratories.

We offer a comprehensive line of histology instruments, consumables, supplies, repair parts, as well as service.

We believe in providing only the highest quality products while still offering competitive pricing. We put more time and money into our refurbished products, and provide a 2-year warranty on most of our new products.

We’re able to help our customers save 50 to 80% on equipment, up to 30% on consumables, and up to 50% on repair parts.


Product Lines

We carry a mixed bag of brands, from our own Rankin Basics brand to other big-name OEMs, as well as our refurbished instruments of well-known brand names. We only carry brands and models that have been field-tested and proven to be reliable. The vetting process for bringing on new product lines consists of market needs analysis, form and function approval by our applications experts, reliability improvements from our service engineers, and a confirmed forecast of parts availability.

Exceptional Prices & Value

Receive the same quality products you may already be purchased, or have purchased in the past, for less, without sacrificing warranty or post-sale service support.


We’ve been doing this for almost 3 decades, with over 140 years of combined experience in histology. From equipment servicing, to lab setups, to protocol troubleshooting, we have someone who can help.

Post-Sale Service

We provide warranties on all new and refurbished instruments, which include parts, labor, and travel. Most of our new instrumentation comes with a 2-year warranty, double the industry standard, and our refurbished instruments come standard with a 1-year warranty. We also offer extended service contracts to mitigate risk by capping your yearly repair costs.

Standards of Excellence

Standards of Excellence

Customer Experience Vision

Customer Experience Vision

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission, Vision, Values


Rankin Biomedical was chosen as one of the 2014 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch and honored at the 10th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Ceremony at the Breslin Center in East Lansing on May 6, 2014. The emcee was Chris Holman with Michigan Business Network and speakers included Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Kurt Rankin, Economist with PNC, and others. This award honors second-stage companies that make an impact in their markets, in their communities and in the state.

Sponsored by PNC Bank – Michigan Economic Development Corporation – Accident Fund of Michigan – Michigan Certified Development Corporation – Dynamic Edge