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Thank you for celebrating our 50th anniversary

Thank-you to everyone that helped us celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2012. We had more than 300 birthday parties and celebrated with over 20,000 friends around the globe! We are humbled by your support and look forward to partnering with you to shape discovery and improve life well into the future.

A history of innovation

In 1962, Leonard Hayflick made the important discovery that there is a finite capacity for normal human cells to replicate in culture. This finding overturned a long-held belief about the potential immortality of cultured cells and has had farreaching implications in life science research. That same year, Bob and Earline Ferguson, two biologists working from their garage in Grand Island, New York, recognized the business potential of supplying animal sera for research use. From this humble beginning, Gibco sera rose to the forefront of products supporting global life science research. Gibco cell culture products are now an important part of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

How did we become the world leader for sera, media, and reagents?

map of Gibco manufacturing site located in Grand Island, New York

The key to the success of Gibco products has always been the consistent delivery of quality, which helps reduce the number of unknowns that scientists may experience in their work. Across the global life science community, Gibco products have a reputation for reliability—allowing scientists to focus on more important things than troubleshooting cell culture problems.  In addition to supporting innovators in life science research, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading supplier to the global biopharmaceutical industry. Part of our success is due to our strong commitment to both small and large laboratories, ranging from the research bench to production-scale facilities.

The original Gibco manufacturing site located in Grand Island, New York, is now just one of many manufacturing facilities worldwide that produce Gibco cell culture products. Through our unwavering commitment to quality, we continue to provide scientists with the consistent reliability, service, value, and innovation that have made Gibco products a global market leader for over 50 years.

How did we become the world leader for sera, media, and reagents? The key to the success of Gibco products has always been the consistent delivery of quality, which helps reduce the number of unknowns that scientists may experience in their work. Across the global life science community, Gibco products have a reputation for reliability—allowing scientists to focus on more important things than troubleshooting cell culture problems.  In addition to supporting innovators in life science research, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading supplier to the global biopharmaceutical industry. Part of our success is due to our strong commitment to both small and large laboratories, ranging from the research bench to production-scale facilities.
How did we become the world leader for sera, media, and reagents? The key to the success of Gibco products has always been the consistent delivery of quality, which helps reduce the number of unknowns that scientists may experience in their work. Across the global life science community, Gibco products have a reputation for reliability—allowing scientists to focus on more important things than troubleshooting cell culture problems.  In addition to supporting innovators in life science research, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading supplier to the global biopharmaceutical industry. Part of our success is due to our strong commitment to both small and large laboratories, ranging from the research bench to production-scale facilities.