Dick co-founded the biotech firm Molecular Probes in 1975, dedicated to providing fluorescent dyes to the research community. He is the original author of the authoritative reference, The Molecular Probes Handbook, now in its 11th edition and often cited as ‘the bible of fluorescence’ by researchers using fluorescence technologies. Following the sale of Molecular Probes to Invitrogen in 2003, Dick dedicated himself to philanthropic activities thru his foundation to support the arts, education, and healthcare activities. (Thanks to Jolene Bradford).
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