About us

For over six decades, Bio-Rad Laboratories has served life science research and clinical diagnostics customers worldwide through its global network of operations. Bio-Rad is internationally renowned among academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies and major research institutions for its commitment to quality and customer service. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad has built long-lasting customer relationships over the years that advance the company’s research and development efforts leading to the introduction of innovative products that accelerate scientific discovery and improve healthcare.

In January 2013, Bio-Rad acquired AbD Serotec, a world leading antibody manufacturer and supplier with over 35 years’ experience in the antibody market. In May 2016, AbD Serotec fully transitioned into the Bio-Rad brand, changing its name from AbD Serotec, a Bio-Rad company to Bio-Rad.

Bio-Rad now offers a dedicated antibody website specifically engineered to meet the unique needs of researchers who use antibodies. This website showcases our range of over 11,000 antibodies and related reagents suitable for flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, western blotting, immunoprecipitation and ELISA. Our antibody range also includes highly validated Precision Abantibodies for western blotting, and covers key research areas such as immunology, cancer, veterinary research and cell biology. Bio-Rad’s entry into the antibody market complements its existing portfolio, providing life science researchers with a unique range of key instrumentation and associated antibodies and reagents.

Our commitment to your success

When you purchase an antibody from Bio-Rad, you get more than just the antibody. Our commitment to your success starts before you place an order by empowering you to choose the right antibody for your needs and assisting with your experimental design. Our support continues after purchase through assay optimization and troubleshooting with our online application specific resources or one-to-one conversations with our expert technical support team or account managers.

If we don’t have the antibody that you need, we can make it for you

We have expertise in traditional and recombinant antibody generation and production services. Our custom HuCAL® monoclonal antibody generation service delivers antibodies in as little as 8 weeks with greater than 90% success. The in vitro technology enables selection of antibodies to challenging targets, long term consistent supply and provision of the antibody sequence.

Our antibody production facilities

Bio-Rad has an ISO9001 certified antibody production facility in Kidlington, near Oxford, UK. This facility supports our distribution center in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Our ISO 9001 certified laboratories in Puchheim, near Munich in Germany are home to our unique HuCAL custom monoclonal generation services.

Through innovation and a thorough understanding of the evolving needs of our life science customers, we will continue to build strong customer relationships and aid in advancing scientific research.

Learn more about our history in the video below.


HuCAL® is a registered trademark of MorphoSys AG.