BTF History

The founders of BTF, Dr. Graham Vesey (a microbiologist) and Mark Gauci (a laser technologist) identified the need for precise reference samples for microbiological testing in 1998 when Sydney’s water supply became contaminated with harmful pathogens.

After forming BTF in March 1999, the team developed technologies for producing precise reference samples for life sciences, and progressively released products targeted at the water, food and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.

In 2007, the commercial potential of BTF was identified by bioMérieux. In September of the same year, bioMérieux took this opportunity by acquiring BTF and now markets BioBall Reference Strains and Custom Services through its global commercial network of bioMérieux subsidiaries and their distributors.

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