Atlanta Biologicals is Now R&D Systems


In January 2020, the Atlanta Biologicals brand of trusted serum and cell culture media products was rebranded as R&D Systems, a Bio-Techne brand. Because of their similarities in product quality and experience, it was natural for R&D Systems to become the sole brand for all cell culture serum and media products offered by Bio-Techne. In doing so, researchers will benefit from an expanded portfolio of cell culture reagents and an experience that enables the purchase of media, serum, proteins, antibodies and more from a single, trusted source. With over 30 years of rigorous research, development, and manufacturing at our ISO 9001:2105 certified facility, our industry-leading portfolio of cell culture solutions is here to support your cell culture needs.

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"Atlanta Biologicals is a great fit with the Bio-Techne product portfolio as we continue to expand our cell culture and tissue regeneration capabilities. Many of our products are used in tissue culture applications and the Atlanta Biologicals fetal bovine serum (FBS), cell culture media and cell culture supplements strengthens and complements our current tissue culture reagents offering and furthers our efforts to provide more complete solutions to our research customers."

- Bio-Techne President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles R. Kummeth


Custom and Specialty Media – The diverse nutritional requirements of specialized cell culture frequently cannot be met by the standard classical media. Our Custom Cell Culture Media Manufacturing and Services will work with you to expedite and standardize media production, develop optimized media formulations, and perform specialty media testing. Read more about our cell culture media services here.


Welcome to the New R&D Systems Cell Culture Solutions Portfolio

Brand Transition Details

What will remain the same about the cell culture solutions portfolio?

  • Product quality - R&D Systems serum and media will adhere to the quality processing and manufacturing standards established over 30 years at the Atlanta Biologicals facility in Flower Branch, Georgia. Now being an R&D Systems brand product, even higher quality oversight has been implemented, including manufacturing of US-origin, USDA-Aphis certified, serum in our ISO 9001:2015 certified facility. In short, the products you will receive under the R&D Systems brand will maintain the same high-quality standards, an expectation of product excellence, and experience in cell culture manufacturing as you expect from the Atlanta Biologicals brand.
  • Selection - The full portfolio of Atlanta Biologicals serum, media, and cell culture supplements are offered as an R&D Systems brand.
  • Catalog numbers – R&D Systems will retain the catalog numbers from Atlanta Biologicals. This will enable our legacy serum and media customers to easily reorder their products and will facilitate the purchasing of Atlanta Biological products cited in the primary literature.
R&D Systems carries various grades of Fetal Bovine Serum


What will change about the cell culture solutions portfolio?

  • Branding - As we retire the Atlanta Biologicals' brand, you will start to receive products, datasheets, Certificates of Analysis, and protocols featuring the R&D Systems, a Bio-Techne brand logo.
  • Purchase location - All former Atlanta Biologicals brand serum and media will now be sold exclusively on the R&D Systems website.
  • Customer support - If you have difficulty finding the products you need during this transition, the Bio-Techne support team can help!
  • Technical service - Bio-Techne's industry-renowned technical service team will now support the serum and media products. We’re experts in cell culture, so trust our technical team to answer your product inquiries.
scientist pipetting samples and performing cell culture techniques under a hood