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Our History

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BBI was founded in 1986, when John Chandler at Cardiff University developed and manufactured our now world-renowned gold nanoparticles for the first time and supplied them to the electron microscopy industry.

Since then, the company has grown its portfolio of products to include gold reagents, antibodies, antigens, enzymes, serum and plasma, cell culture reagents as well as offering antibody development services,
lateral flow assay development and manufacture, and of course, our Novarum™ smartphone diagnostic platform.

See how we have grown

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The acquisition of DIARECT in June 2020 and their world leading recombinant autoimmune antigen capability immediately enhances BBI’s portfolio and position as a ‘complete’ immunoassay reagent supplier. This further enhances BBI’s position as the world’s largest diagnostics components company with a market leading antigen portfolio.

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Maine Biotechnology Services brings 27 years of knowledge, experience, process development, and project management to our customers to ensure the best possible antibodies for any application. As antibody development goals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry have evolved the acquisition of MBS will help BBI further meet and exceed our customers needs.

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