We are UK Biocentre.

Delivering your science.

UK Biocentre was established in 2011 as the service arm of UK Biobank, a national research initiative that collected biological samples and data from 500,000 UK volunteers. UK Biobank implemented an industrialised approach to biological sample processing and management that is now available, through UK Biocentre, to the international scientific research community.

UK Biocentre is a market-leading provider of end-to-end biospecimen processing solutions that support and facilitate large scale biomedical and clinical research studies which enable life changing research.

We provide end-to-end solutions, from sample collection through to processing, analysis and long-term sample cold storage.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, so any funds that we generate get invested back into the business enabling us to remain commercially competitive and at the cutting edge of science.

Career opportunities at UK Biocentre

Find out more about our team, and how to join us.

UK Biocentre is in a very exciting period of growth. We are delighted to be looking for passionate and enthusiastic people who share our ambition to join us on our journey.

We pride ourselves on the relationships that we build both internally, and with our clients and customers and we were thrilled to have recently been awarded Investors in People accreditation.

We take the development of our team very seriously and are committed to making UK Biocentre a great place to work and to develop yourself and your career.

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What's happened so far...

August 2023

Received accreditation by Investors In People.

March 2023

Following a surveillance audit UKBC maintains ISO 15189 accreditation.

April 2022

UKBC takes on UK’s largest health research programme – Our Future Health.

March 2022

UKBC processes 31.7 milion COVID-19 samples peaking at 126.000 a day.

December 2021

UKBC increases storage capacity to 35 million samples across 2 sites.

December 2021

UKBC processes 70.000 samples for BioResource.

March 2021

UKBC grows to 1500 employees to support NHS Track & Trace.

December 2020

UKBC has processed 7.5 million COVID-19 samples.

October 2020

UKBC is accredited to ISO 15189 by UKAS.

June 2020

PM Boris Johnson visits UKBC to celebrate over 1,000.000 processed COVID-19 samples.

May 2020

UKBC grows to 400 employees covering 24/7 operations.

April 2020

UKBC expands site for NHS Track & Trace, processing 5000 samples a day. The team is joined by 150 scientists to scale-up logistics and increase processing throughput.

March 2020

Prof. Sir John Bell announces UKBC as the first lighthouse laboratory for NHS Test & Trace.


UKBC provides world-leading sample management and high throughput bioprocessing.


UK Biocentre (UKBC) was founded.