History

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 DX Smartphone Readers. Read more about how we’ve grown below.