HCV panels now available from TCS Biosciences More details...
TCS Biosicences Ltd.

About Us

Welcome to TCS Biosciences Ltd.

TCS is a manufacturer and distributor of laboratory reagents, test kits and quality control reagents for the Clinical, Pharmaceutical, Food and Water sectors. Our commitment to supplying quality and innovative products helps our customers to excel in the provision of clinical care, medicines, food and drinking water.

In our 50 year history we have established ourselves as Europe's foremost supplier of animal blood and sera for microbiological use. We are also a prominent player in the UK water industry and in the European pharmaceutical market.

At TCS, we are focused on developing our presence and product portfolio in each market sector, without compromising our core business value . . . . Quality.

TCS Biosciences, your partner: For Life.

Read more

TCS is working hard to bring to our customers new products and technologies. Our active research and development team are currently working on a number of projects.

As well as developing new products in our laboratories we specialise in commercial collaborations, offering companies that are developing their own technologies access to our technical and marketing expertise, and assisting them to develop products that meet the demands of the market.

Areas of expertise:

  • Microbiology testing and methods
  • Sterile fill solutions
  • Freeze drying
  • Contract manufacturing and packing
  • Marketing, including market assessments, product trials and product launch
  • Distribution capabilities

We are always looking for new opportunities. If you would like to discuss a research and development project with us, please get in touch.

What's New at TCS?

Christmas Deliveries 2017
Our offices will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 December until 8.30am on Wednesday 27 December and will close again from 5pm Thursday 28 December until 8.30am on Tuesday 2 January.

Download details of our Christmas Deliverie Schedules:

  • Chick/Guinea Pig and Rabbit Blood
  • Other Products
Thank you for your custom and support during this year. On behalf of everyone at TCS Biosciences Ltd, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Nov 2017
Introducing VISITECT® Malaria Pf/PAN Test Kit
VISITECT® Malaria Pf/PAN ZFOD326 is an HRP2 and pLDH dual detection rapid test kit.

The kit is designed to give optimal efficiency in your laboratory, by providing reliable results in 20 minutes, at an economical price.

Cost effective at just £1.75 per test, £43.75 for the 25 test kit.

  • Click here for more information
Nov 2017
New Selectrol® strain: MM70-10 Burkholderia cepacia NCTC 10661 / ATCC®17759
We are pleased to announce Burkholderia cepacia NCTC 10661 / ATCC®17759 has been added to the Selectrol® range.

Selectrol® is a convenient source of viable micro-organisms which can be used for a variety of quality control and testing applications. For more information and full strain listing please visit our website below. Selectrol® batches are tested for a wide range of identification and characterisation attributes in our UKAS accredited testing laboratory, number 2496. A test report for each batch of Selectrol® is available via this website. The reporting of the t ...
Aug 2017
New Selectrol® Strains for 2017
MM50-10 Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCTC® 10716 / ATCC® 9763 / WDCM 00058

MM51-10 Enterobacter cloacae NCTC® 13406

MM34-10 Escherichia coli (mcr-1) NCTC® 13846 – Coming soon: Q2 2017

MM47-10 Listeria monocytogenes NCTC® 10527 / ATCC® 13932 Available now.

MM53-10 Candida krusei NCPF® 3953 / ATCC® 6258 – Coming soon: Q3 2017

MM54-10 Candida parapsilosis NCPF® 8334 / ATCC® 22019 – Coming soon: Q3 2017

Apr 2017
It is our intention to change the Manufacturing Process of the products listed below. The details of the change and the reason for it are given below.

If you have any difficulties or concerns accepting the change, please contact us immediately.


A selection of strains was tested for capacity for revival throughout the stated shelf life of each strain, comparing vials some with silica gel and some without silica gel. The selection included the most fastidious organisms in the strain range. None of the strains showed reduced viability in the absence of silica gel.

Consi ...
Apr 2017
StainHD - New name, same great products
We are pleased to present our new brand, StainHD, for our range of Dyes and Stains.

The StainHD brand name will appear on product packaging, labels and product inserts. The logo will be as below:

The change will appear on product codes beginning HC, HD, HDS and HS.

Rest assured this is a branding change only. All product formulations and packaging remain the same.

We will begin to implement this from April 2017.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact our Customer Service team.

Feb 2017
TCS Biosciences Ltd is pleased to announce our partnership with Biomex GmbH

Biomex has been a specialist manufacturer of biological and chemical raw materials for more than 20 years.

Biomex is part of Mex GmbH. The group consists of DiaMex, MEXACARE and ESfEQA.

Over 90% of all special plasmas and all specific negative plasmas are produced in Biomex's own plasma donation centres in Heidelberg and Munich, collecting annually over 18,000 litres of normal plasma and 350 litres of disease state plasma.

Biomex also has blood collection centres based in Cameroon and Florida.

Products not manufactured but supplied by Biomex are sourced through carefu ...
Feb 2017
MedLab 2017
Come and visit TCS at the 2017 MedLab exhibition.

In Zaabeel Hall 3 stand Z3.B51, 6th 9th February, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Dubai, UAE


Customer Notice - HC8777
We have discontinued HC8777 Paraffin Wax Plasticised (Polywax) from our product range.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For more information or price enquires please contact Customer Services via email at sales@tcsgroup.co.uk or phone 01296 714222

Jan 2017
2017 Catalogue
View and download our 2017 catalogue: https://www.tcsbiosciences.co.uk/product_guide.php ...
Jan 2017
We would love to hear your feedback...

Ways to contact us

t: +44 (0)1296 714222
f: +44 (0)1296 714806

Botolph Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2LR, United Kingdom

Follow us

Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter

TCS Biosciences Ltd
t: +44 (0)1296 714222  •  f: +44 (0)1296 714806  •  e: sales@tcsgroup.co.uk
Botolph Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2LR, United Kingdom

Design: StudioEighty | Webmaster: AnnWebCom
back to top