Providing Cell Culture Excellence

A History of Innovation

In 1962, Leonard Hayflick made an important discovery: normal human cells have a finite capacity to replicate in culture. This finding overturned a long-held belief about the mortality of cultured cells and has had far-reaching effects in life sciences research.

That same year, biologists Bob and Earline Ferguson recognized a business opportunity for supplying animal sera for research use while working from their garage in Grand Island, New York. Gibco sera rose from this humble beginning to the forefront of life sciences research products.

How Did We Get Here?

Gibco and Thermo Scientific Nunc products are built on more than 100 years of combined experience in designing, manufacturing, and delivering high-quality items to meet your cell culture needs. They create a reliable combination that provides essentials for consistent and reproducible cell growth.

Key to our success is the consistent delivery and quality of Gibco products, which can reduce the number of unknowns that scientists experience. Throughout the global life sciences community, Gibco products have a reputation for reliability, which allows scientists to focus on research rather than troubleshooting any cell culture problems. In addition to supporting innovations in life sciences research, Gibco is a leading supplier for the global biopharmaceutical industry. We have a strong commitment to small and large laboratories alike, from the research bench to production-scale facilities.

The original Gibco manufacturing site in Grand Island is just one of many manufacturing facilities worldwide that produce Gibco cell culture products. We continue to provide scientists with the consistency, reliability, service, value, and innovation that have made Gibco a global market leader for over 50 years.

The original company Nunc A/S was founded in Denmark in 1953 and specialized in laboratory plastic products for cell culture, cell biology assays, sample prep, and sample storage. Thermo Scientific Nunc cell culture products have been used by researchers for more than 60 years in labs around the world.

Today, Nunc offers solutions for biobanking, bioprocessing, and food and beverages, including surfaces and materials (Nunclon Delta, MaxiSorp, and passive adsorption surfaces), flasks, serological pipettes, dishes, multidishes, multiwell plates, cryotubes, cell factory systems, tubes, microplates, cryovials, and many others.

Our products are manufactured to comply with USP Class VI testing. Many Nunc cell culture products are tested with Gibco media to confirm optimal cell growth across multiple cell lines.


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