Organization

30 years of Cell Culture Excellence

Biological Industries is one of the world’s leading and trusted suppliers to the life sciences industry. With over 30 years’ experience in cell culture media development and manufacturing, we have supplied products to and collaborated with many of the industries leading academic institutes and biotechnology companies.

Our products range from classical cell culture media to supplements and reagents for stem cell research and potential cell therapy applications to serum-free media and many other products for animal cell culture and molecular biology. We are committed to a Culture of Excellence through our advanced manufacturing and quality-control systems, superior regulatory expertise, in-depth market knowledge, and extensive technical customer-support, training and R&D capabilities. 

Biological Industries Milestones

1982

BI was founded in Kibbutz Beit Haemek, Israel as a division of a plant propagation laboratory with the purpose of supplying liquid media and supplement solutions for use in animal cell culture.

1985

BI separates and is later incorporated as Biological Industries Israel Beit Haemek Ltd.  BI pioneer’s world leading serum-free media for animal cell culture and manufactures products for amniotic fluid testing.

1987

The company sets its strategic growth plan and begins distribution throughout Europe and later to Asia.

1992

BI launches new technology for the genetic diagnosis market, including growth media for chromosomal analysis at prenatal and later stages.

1997

BI expands capabilities in the molecular biology market.

2000

The company signs product distribution agreements and expands reach in over 33 countries including Japan, India, Taiwan and Korea.

2006

BI announces successful completion of new state-of the-art cGMP facility for manufacturing, certified ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008. The controlled environment clean rooms graded from ISO 8 up to ISO 5.

2008

The company launches Custom Media Manufacturing services and expands product development capabilities providing great flexibility and custom formulations for large biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

2009

BI launches NutriStem® - a leading, innovative, xeno-free human embryonic stem cell culture media developed in collaboration with Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

2010

The Board of Directors appoints Alon Ariel as CEO of Biological Industries. The company sets its strategic research and development plan to focus on expanding application development.

2012

BI expands the NutriStem® brand to include a family of xeno-free products for human mesenchymal stem cells intended for use in cell therapy and research.

2013

BI announces it has strengthened its distribution capacity by securing warehouse space in Europe.

2015

The company expands manufacturing capabilities and distribution capacity in China, to serve cell culture market.

BI establishes Biological Industries USA, Inc. in Connecticut, a new division headquartered in the United States.

2016

Corning, Biological Industries announce agreement for co-branded NutriStem® hPSC XF Medium.