About IBGRL Research Products

A brief history

The International Blood Group Reference Laboratory (IBGRL) was set up in 1946 to centralise production of blood grouping reagents and provide a reference centre for the National Blood Service, now known as NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

Since 1982, we have developed monoclonal antibodies and antigens, initially as blood grouping reagents and later as research and diagnostic reagents related to red cells, white cells, and platelets.

Many antibodies developed have been characterised at various international workshops.

IBGRL Research Products

IBGRL Research Products was established in April 1991. Our products include a range of monoclonal antibodies and soluble recombinant proteins, and are available as diagnostic (CE and/or UKCA marked) and research reagents worldwide.

The antibodies cover a range of specificities of interest to researchers in the fields of immunology, haematology, cell biology and biochemistry.

See the range of products and prices available

Monoclonal antibodies are available as culture supernatant, purified antibody and FITC, PE, Biotin, APC, i-Fluor and HRP conjugated antibodies. Soluble recombinant proteins are available purified.

We can also:

  • custom produce antibodies to your specification
  • provide other conjugates
  • prepare Fab and F(ab)2 fragments


We offer a range of antibody, antigen, and assay development as well as cell culture services.

Find out more about the services we offer