Improvision was founded in 1990 by Andrew Waterfall and Ken Salisbury. Improvision was acquired by PerkinElmer on April 2nd, 2007 in a cash transaction.
The company is based in Coventry, England, and it develops and sells scientific imaging equipment & software including confocal microscopy systems and Image Analysis Software (Volocity) for the Life Sciences industry.
In 2004 Improvision were awarded runner-up in the Apple Design Awards for Best Mac OS X Scientific Computing Solution for their Volocity 2.6.1 software release. In 2002, it was a winner in the annual Lord Stafford Awards for Innovation.
In April 2000, Improvision received a Queen's Award for Enterprise, the highest honour which can be given to a UK company, in recognition of outstanding achievement in export sales.