Bio-Works

Cutting edge, agarose-based resins for cost-effective pharmaceutical manufacturing
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Bio-Works in a nutshell

Bio-Works carries out R&D, manufacturing and supply of agarose-based resins used to separate proteins and other biomolecules. In this large and well-established area, our products stand out as innovative and cutting edge with exceptional performance. They are used in academic research laboratories, biopharmaceutical companies and many more areas. Our staff are rich in experience within the life science industry and specialized in resins for separation and purification.

COVID-19 update from Bio-Works

Times are at present difficult and challenging, but Bio-Works want to assure everyone that we stay committed to keeping you informed about our efforts to ensure undisrupted operations and support to our customers.

Below we have tried to address some questions that may come up concerning our product and services, but if you have any issue that is not addressed please contact us at our Sweden head office via info@bio-works.com or Email your regular contact person at Bio-Works.

Bio-Works is taking measures to minimize spread

Maintaining customer support

  • Bio-Works is fully operational, and all functions are manned either from the headquarters or through remote operation.
  • Customer support is working as normal, please address your normal contact person or contact us at info@bio-works.com.

Product deliveries

  • Bio-Works is working closely with freight carriers in our logistics network. So far we neither see nor hear about any major hurdles in shipping our products, although minor delays can happen.
  • The company is mitigating risk of availability of raw materials and intermediates by carefully managing stock levels and assessing alternative sources.
  • We continuously monitor the situation and will implement measures as needed.

Bio-Works products are used in many important pharmaceutical processes, including vaccine production, so we will stay focused, with a high sense of urgency, to ensure that there is minimal impact for our customers and that you receive all the support needed.

The Bio-Works Team

Here's what we do, and why we do it

Medicines are expensive, and not everyone in the world has equal access to them. At Bio-Works, our mission is to make important medicines available and accessible to everyone. That is why we provide the pharmaceuticals industry with tools that enable a more cost-effective pharmaceutical manufacturing, to help enhance people’s quality of life. With extensive know-how and unique experience, we have designed innovative and cutting-edge products for purification and separation of proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides and other biomolecules.

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Quality management system

Bio-Works quality management system is certified according to the international standard ISO 9001. The system was fully introduced into the organization in January 2019 and Bio-Works has been audited and approved by an external certification organization. The standard is harmonized with EU regulations and certification endorses the company’s ability to provide products that consistently meet both customer requirements and applicable legal requirements.

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Our technology

Our products stand out as innovative and cutting edge with exceptional performance.

Proteins for example, but also many other biomolecules, can be purified from complex mixtures in sample solutions using liquid chromatography. Small beads of a highly rigid adsorber beads (made of agarose) are packed into a column. The beads are designed to selectively bind the protein under specific chemical conditions.

The sample solution is pumped through the column, and the protein of interest binds to the beads. The rest of the sample is washed through the column. To then recover the protein, a solution of different pH or ionic strength is passed through the column. The protein releases from the bead and is washed from the column and collected.

A similar approach is used to separate molecules based on size in which the physical structure of the beads allows certain sized molecules to pass through or be retained by the column. The beads can also be coated with various substances which will specifically bind a molecule of interest, allowing it to be separated from other molecules and purified or concentrated.

From Uppsala to the rest of the world

Since 2006, Bio-Works has helped customers with the separation of biomolecules. Our site for production, research and sales is located in Fyrislund, Uppsala, a place strongly associated with chromatography. We work with customers all over the globe, providing agarose-based solutions for purification of peptides, enzymes, antibodies, and other bio-molecules.

Solid team

Bio-Works was founded by four leaders in protein purification and many of us have worked for Pharmacia and GE Healthcare. We have as much passion for protein purification as we have experience in this field. We actively promote equality, in a dynamic, multi-national team with a range of skills. We believe the best recipe for great service is a mixture of innovative thinking and long experience!

Patented method

Our next generation resins, WorkBeads,™ vary in agarose content, size range of beads and pore size. Through our patented manufacturing process we are able to offer high quality agarose-based resins that allow our customers to lower their total production costs.

WorkBeads, BabyBio and OptioBio are trademarks of Bio-Works Technologies AB. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Products and technologies from Bio-Works Technologies AB are proprietary, patented or patent pending. All infringements are prohibited and may be prosecuted.

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