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About Us

Tonbo Biosciences was founded in 2011 by a team of immunologists, researchers, and industry leaders with the purpose of giving back to the research community.  We support researchers by offering the same high-quality reagents as the leading industry suppliers but at more affordable prices.

Our expert scientists and dedicated team members are here to make sure you get the support and reagents you need to be most successful in your research endeavors.

What We're All About

Guaranteed Quality and Performance
Our reagents meet the highest standards of quality and performance. If you are not fully satisfied with our products, we will provide you with a full refund.

Making Value Oriented Products
Our products will be consistently priced lower than the lowest priced supplier for the same product. We can do this because we focus on manufacturing the most commonly used reagents - the ones you know and trust. We offer them to you at the lowest pricing available, giving you more resources to apply to advancing your research.

A Better Shopping Experience
Our pricing is clearly presented, easy to compare, and comes to you as a part of our unique eCommerce solution that makes searching for and purchasing reagents simple and seamless.

Being Engaged
We will seek to collaborate with our customers in an effort to better understand how the products we develop can best serve to advance your science.

We understand the urgent need to stretch your research dollars more now than ever! And, we are confident that our value based pricing strategy, when combined with our guarantee of performance and quality, will allow us to earn your business.

Leadership Team

Todd R. Nelson, Ph.D.
Founder

15+ years of combined scientific and business experience. Previous positions include: Chief Executive Officer—MP Biomedicals LLC, Chief Executive Officer—eBioscience Corporation, Vice President, Global Corporate Development & Strategy—Invitrogen Corporation, Managing Director, Global Life Sciences Research & Strategy—RBC Capital Markets, First Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Economics—Merrill Lynch. Education: University of Minnesota (Ph.D.), Mayo Clinic (Fellowship Training), Carlson School (MBA).

John "Kip" Miller
Co-Founder

20+ years of business experience. Previous positions include: President, Genetic Systems—Life Technologies, Sr. Vice President, Biodiscovery Division—Invitrogen Corporation, Vice President & General Manager—BD Biosciences Research, Vice President, Sales & Service—Becton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems, Director, North American Sales—Leica SEG. Education: Michigan State University (B.S.).

Mike Bomier
President & General Manager

15+ years of experience in the development and manufacturing of antibodies. Previous positions include: Director of Manufacturing—ThermoFisher Scientific, Director of Supply Chain—Affymetrix, Assoc. Director, Database Management and Business Analytics, and Head of Product Development—eBioscience Corporation. Education: Reed College (B.S.).

Traci Zell, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Development

20+ years of combined research and industry experience. Previous positions include Scientific Applications Manager- eBioscience Corporation, Immunology Scientist also at eBioscience, Research Associate- University of Minnesota. Education:  University of Michigan (Ph.D.) - Microbiology and Immunology.