About Us

S-BIO is a division of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. (a pioneer in plastics with products used for a wide-ranging applications such as IT components and material, high performance plastics and quality-of-life product). S-BIO in US operates as a part of Vaupell Holdings Inc., a group company of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. S-BIO’s main product and services fall into two categories: glycan analysis related services and products, and high performance labware for cell culture applications.

In August, 2014 Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. acquired the glycan analysis business of Ezose Sciences Inc. The acquisition of Ezose’s business expands the global presence of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. and incorporates Ezose’s GlycanMap® technology, which complements S-BIO’s existing glycan analysis products and services.

S-BIO has established a glycan analysis laboratory and product distribution center in Hudson, NH (Boston area).

Glycan Analysis Products and Services

S-BIO offers high throughput analysis services and kits based our BlotGlyco® polymer beads used in glycan purification.


S-BIO specializes in the rapid and efficient analysis of both N-linked and O-linked glycans present on antibodies and other glycoproteins. Our proprietary GlycanMap® and GlycanMap Xpress® Services that combines BlotGlyco® bead-based glycan purification in a fully automated sample processing system with high throughput MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry to generate rapid, reproducible glycan profiles. The resulting qualitative and quantitative information can be employed to achieve a variety of endpoints related to strain selection, fermentation and process development, formulation stability and product characterization. S-BIO’s services provide a new solution to accelerate your biotherapeutic development and biomarker discovery programs by enabling rapid glycoform analysis across literally hundreds of samples.

Learn more about our glycan analysis services.

Glycan Analysis Products

We recognize that many organizations prefer to perform analysis in-house for a variety of reasons.   S-BIO offers its technology to customer in the form of BlotGlyco™ beads and labeling kits and will soon be offering its assays to customers and kits.   S-BIO also offers printed Glycan Array for binding assay.

Learn more about our glycan analysis products.

High Performance Labware for Cell Culture Applications

S-BIO offers a line of cell culture labware, specializing in 3D cell culture, with demonstrated high performance. For more than 20 years S-BIO has been leveraging its knowledge of plastics and coatings to provided extremely low adhesion cell culture labware based on out PrimeSurface hydrophilic coating process. Historically these products named PrimeSurface™ have not been distributed outside Japan and as such have had little exposure in other regions; they are now available directly from out US operation.

Learn more about our PrimeSuface™ products.