On January 2, 2018, Bio-Techne, the parent company of R&D Systems, proudly announced its acquisition of Atlanta Biologicals, Inc. As noted by Bio-Techne President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles R. Kummeth, "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) product line strengthens and complements our current tissue culture reagents offering and furthers our efforts to provide more complete solutions to our research customers."
Below we discuss how Atlanta Biologicals™ FBS, cell culture media, and supplements not only help us provide a more complete workflow portfolio to researchers, but also maintain the high-quality reputation of R&D Systems and other Bio-Techne brands.
Animal and Human Serum – Animal and human serum remains the cornerstone nutritional supplement of cell culture media. For many laboratories, locating an affordable serum that performs with high quality can be difficult. Atlanta Biological Fetal Bovine Serum, Animal Serum, and Human Serum are manufactured with standards expected of R&D Systems products and are ideal for use in cell culture and in combination with nutritional supplements, proteins, and small molecules.
Classical Cell Culture Media – A good base media can go a long way. Standard classic cell culture media, such as RPMI and DMEM, are manufactured at Atlanta Biologicals, making it easier for researchers to find media with the same high-quality standards that they expect from the proteins, small molecules, or other supplements they purchase through Bio-Techne.
Custom and Specialty Media – The diverse nutritional requirements of specialized cell culture frequently cannot be met by the standard classical media. Atlanta Biologicals™ Custom and Specialty Media offering expands the flexibility of Bio-Techne’s custom cell culture media manufacturing and services. Read more about our cell culture media services here.
Media Supplements – Many other reagents and supplements are used in conjunction with cell culture applications, Atlanta Biologicals produces balanced salt solutions, cell separation media, media supplements, biological buffers, antibiotics, antifungals, and cell dissociation reagents that, in combination with their serum and media portfolio, complement the cell culture reagent portfolio of R&D Systems. View Atlanta Biologicals cell culture reagents and supplements.
Through the acquisition of Atlanta Biologicals, Bio-Techne has become an elite provider of reagents and tools across the cell culture workflow. Together Bio-Techne and Atlanta Biologicals will help you grow healthy and happy cells!