Atlas Antibodies

Built on our heritage within the Human Protein Atlas project, Atlas Antibodies manufactures and provides highly validated reagents that enable leading research in biology, diagnostics, and medicine for the purpose of understanding and improving human health. Through the family of three companies, Atlas Antibodies, evitria and HistoCyte Laboratories, the product suite encompasses validated antibodies, cell line controls and customized offerings, with customers within academia, hospital labs, pharma, and biotech.

Funded by the Knut & Alice Wallenberg foundation, the Human Protein Atlas was initiated in 2003 by Swedish researchers to map the entire human proteome. Based on strong research demand, Atlas Antibodies was formed 2006 to commercialize the over 20,000 antibodies developed within the project. Today, the product suite encompasses polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies and mass spec standards.

2021, the company acquired Swiss-based evitria, a high-quality customized recombinant antibody provider, and HistoCyte Laboratories, a global leader in cell line controls. These acquisitions brought together a leading provider of highly validated research antibodies with a front-runner in the field of customized recombinant antibody expression and a provider of innovative cell line materials. Together, the joint entity serves a broad customer group, from research and academic labs, to hospital labs, small biotech, and larger pharmaceuticals.

During the past ten years, the joint company has experienced double digit annual growth rates. The company’s products and services are available across the globe, with current sales evenly split between North America and Europe, with a growing presence in APAC.  

Recent highlights

August 2021; acquired evitria, a quality-leader within customized recombinant antibodies

Nille Klaebel was appointed new CEO, effective in September 2021. Nille was most recently President of the Nordics at Philips.

February 2021; completed acquisition of HistoCyte Laboratories, a UK-based provider of innovative cell line controls for use in histopathology

Atlas Antibodies - Key facts

SEK m.

 2021

 2020

Sales

324

247

EBITDA (%)

50

50

Number of employees

115

95

Patricia Industries ownership (capital/votes): 88/88|  Initial investment year: 2006 (majority owner 2018)

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