About Bio-Works

Bio-Works in a nutshell!

Bio-Works provides next generation, agarose-based resins for purification of biomolecules

Bio-Works is the home of WorkBeads™ chromatography resins and GoBio™ pre-packed columns designed for purification of monoclonal antibodies, proteins, peptides, oligos, viruses and vaccines.  WorkBeads resins have a unique composition of porous beads with tight bead- and pore-size distribution giving outstanding purity, high binding capacity and high flow rates. They’re used in small-scale research projects or large-scale industrial production. The site for production, development and sales is located in Uppsala, Sweden and Bio-Works quality management system is certified according to ISO 9001.

Bio-Works was founded in 2006 by four leaders in protein purification and has grown rapidly. We have as much passion for chromatographic purification as we have experience in this field. 

Why Bio-Works?

Our mission & vision

Our mission is to make important medicines available and accessible to everyone.

We envision a biotech industry that embraces, develops and builds on new methods and novel ideas. A marketplace that better serves science, utilises resources more effectively, and which better meets the different needs of all involved parties.


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.
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 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.

Our team of "Bio-Workers"

Bio-Works was founded by four leaders in protein purification and today we have a strong team with diverse backgrounds. 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 which allow higher flow rates and better capacity than traditional resins. The result for our customers is lower total production costs and better process reliability.

WorkBeads, GoBio, 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.