Our Antibody Heritage and Expertise

Powering Scientific Research Since 1952

For over six decades, Bio-Rad Laboratories has served life science research and clinical diagnostic customers worldwide via its global network of operations. Bio-Rad is internationally renowned among academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and major research centers for its commitment to quality and customer service. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad has built long-lasting customer relationships over the years that have advanced our research and development efforts leading to the introduction of innovative products to help 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.

Pairing a company with a history of developing life science instrumentation, together with an experienced antibody manufacturer makes Bio-Rad uniquely positioned to develop technology and products that provide complete workflow solutions, such as the V3 Western Workflow. Additionally, our in house scientists and antibody knowledge mean that we can offer highly specialized technical support and resources to complement our products.

Our antibody range covers key research areas including immunology, cancer, veterinary - translational animal models, neuroscience, and cell biology. We also offer a significant portfolio of secondary antibodies designed to suit different experimental needs, like multiplexing, and ranges of accessory products and kits to support assays like flow cytometry.

To help you find the right antibodies and resources for your experiments as easily as possible, Bio-Rad has a dedicated antibody website supported by a cutting-edge antibody search engine – A.I.den, powered by the latest artificial intelligence technology.

Our Commitment to Your Success

When you purchase an antibody from Bio-Rad, you get more than just the vial. Our commitment to your success starts before you place an order with our resources and tools designed to help you to choose the right antibody for your needs and assist with your experimental design. After purchase, if you need extra support, our team of experts can guide you through assay optimization and troubleshooting. Alternatively, you can consult our online application specific resources.

If We Don’t Have the Antibody You Need, We Can Make it for You


Get the antibody you need in as little as 8 weeks with our custom HuCAL® monoclonal antibody generation service. This unique and innovative technology allows in vitro generation of highly specific, fully human, recombinant monoclonal antibodies in Fab, and full immunoglobulin format. Using this technique, selection of antibodies to challenging targets can be achieved, while providing long term consistent supply through the provision of the antibody sequence.

Our Antibody Production Facilities

Bio-Rad has an ISO 9001: 2015  certified antibody production facility in Kidlington, near Oxford, UK. This facility supports our distribution center in Hercules, CA, USA. Our ISO 9001:2015  certified laboratories in Neuried 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 continue to build strong customer relationships and contribute to advancing scientific research.

Learn more about our history in the video below.