Our History

Biocult was stated in 1992 bij Dr. Rene J. van de Griend as a small production facility for monoclonal antibodies for research and diagnostic applications.
In 1994 Biocult moved its facilities from Utrecht to Leiden Biosciencepark and in 1999 Biocult moved to the new building of the Academic Business Centre (Biopartner II) with dedicated cleanrooms for its production activities.
In the same year Biocult acquired its ISO-9002 certification and since 2003 Biocult is ISO-9001:2000 certified.

Biocult now has 3 employees and also works with trainees from The Netherlands and various other European countries who can do an internship at Biocult.

Our director:

Rene J. van de Griend Ph.D. Qualified in cell biology and medical immunology. In 1976 he started his research career at the Central Laboratory of the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service in Amsterdam. He gained a Ph.D. in 1981 from the faculty of medicine, University of Amsterdam. Thereafter he was employed as Immunologist at the Dr.Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center in Rotterdam for the development and implementation of immunotherapy protocols. He is an experienced scientist in cell biology and immunology and has published over 75 scientific papers. In 1987 he joined Centocor Europe in Leiden, The Netherlands to manage and starting up R&D fermentation projects for production of Mab's at pilot and industrial scale. At present, as managing director of Biocult bv, he is involved in up-scaling (contract production) of cell derived proteins, especially monoclonal antibodies in Leiden, The Netherlands. Biocult is NEN-EN-ISO-9001:2008 certified.