About us

We are a competent, cohesive and committed work team that seeks to innovate permanently. Because we also work in the laboratory we understand the difference that the best inputs and equipment can make in the work of a human team of excellence. We constantly encourage our employees to maintain their commitment to service, quality and technology to exceed the expectations of our customers.

What do we do

GrupoBios S.A. is a company with more than 30 years of history, dedicated to the development, manufacture, distribution and commercialization of reagents, supplies, equipment and computer solutions for the market of diagnostics, science, education and industry.

Commercial Areas

Bios Diagnostic

It is dedicated to the commercialization of biomedical equipment, reagents, supplies and software for diagnosis in the areas of human and animal health

Bios High Tech

It focuses on the commercialization of laboratory equipment, supplies, reagents and software for the diagnostics, science, education and industry markets.

Bios production

It is responsible for manufacturing the diagnostic reagents developed by GrupoBios.

Bios TI

It provides computer solutions for laboratories in the clinical, scientific and industrial fields. Development of connections and integrations are made at the request of the client.

Bios Service

Professional technical service for warranty equipment, maintenance programs and specialized emergency service 24x7x365.

The Company

Administration and Finance is integrated by the areas of Accounting, Computing and Human Resources. We have a solid team of 20 people; whose function is fundamental to project the company into the future on solid and reliable bases.

Logistics and Warehouse efficiently coordinates all the processes that allow us to dispatch our products in a timely manner (imports, stock of products, warehousing, etc.) understanding the essential that it is to comply with the established times.

Quality Quality is the fundamental pillar that guides our way of working. We are an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified company and some of our products developed and manufactured by GrupoBios are approved by the European community. We have a dedicated department to constantly evaluate our processes and improve ourselves day by day to deliver the best in quality and service.

The Production Department is responsible for the manufacture of the products developed by GrupoBios. It brings together a cohesive group of professionals and technicians committed to deliver products that meet international quality standards.

Our sales team is made up of more than 60 professionals from both the science and health area and the computer area. All of them are biochemists, medical technologists, computer scientists or those from other related careers that allow them to be trained in each of the lines and technologies we offer. GrupoBios reaches the entire country directly from Arica to Punta Arenas, with local executives in the largest cities, who personally know their clients and visit them periodically.

We also have a Sales Assistance area, dedicated to meet the daily needs of our customers from our offices.

The Technical Service of GrupoBios is committed to an excellent service for each of the lines of the equipment it sells. It has a solid team of specialized technicians and trained to meet the requirements of our customers. Being the first in service is our mission.

Main Shareholders

In 1986, it was founded BiosChile Ingeniería Genetica S.A. and through it, they have created solutions for biotechnology that until then did not exist in Chile. Today its main shareholders are:

Dr. Pablo Valenzuela Valdés

Biochemist of the University of Chile and Chilean businessman, known for being one of the pioneers in the development of biotechnology in the country and in the world. He obtained the National Prize of Applied and Technological Sciences of Chile in 2002.

Among his main contributions, he participated in the creation of the vaccine against the Hepatitis B virus, the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus and the development of a process to produce human insulin from yeast. In addition, under his direction, scientists cloned and sequenced the HIV virus.

Pablo Valenzuela

At the same time of creating and directing research centers oriented to the development of science and technology in the Chilean productive sector, he founded GrupoBios, one of the leading biotechnology companies in Chile and is co-founder of the biotechnology company Chiron Corporation, a leading company at the international level world. In 1997, he also established the Science for Life Foundation, from which he has directed research aimed at producing scientific and technological innovations in Chile.

In his international career, he has held positions such as consultant to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and adviser to the United States Congress in the Office of Technological Evaluation. He has also been a member of the panel of scientific advisors of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of the United Nations. He currently holds the position of Director of GrupoBios.

He currently holds the position of Director of GrupoBios.

Dr. Arturo Yudelevich Sirota

Biochemist from the University of Chile; PhD in Molecular Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York; Post Doctorate at the Medical Research Council in Cambridge, England and specialist in microbiology and molecular genetics with numerous publications in the area of ​​replication of microorganisms and molecular structure. Member of the Biology Society of Chile, Society of Biochemistry of Chile, Society of Genetics of Chile and American Society for Microbiology.

Arturo Yudelevich Sirota

He is a full professor at the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Pontifical Catholic University and has been a consultant for the United Nations and also Director of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; He was also Director of the diagnosis and vaccines section of the National Committee of Biotechnology and Co-founder of Grupo Bios S.A., of Austral Biologicals and of Cia. Industrial de Alginatos. Founding Member of FELAEB, Latin American Federation of Biotechnology Companies.

He currently holds the position of Chairman of the Board.

Bq. Cetna Skorin Milovic

Biochemistry of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile that since its inception in the academic area focused its interest in the development of applied science in Chile through various projects in the area of ​​health.

She joined GrupoBios in 1992, participating in the development of a large number of diagnostic products that are successfully marketed in Chile and around the world, including reagents for blood typing; ELISA assay for Chagas; assay for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori; Kits for obtaining platelet concentrates and kits for obtaining stem cells from bone marrow.

Cetna Skorin Milovic

Its greatest strength lies in twenty-five years of successful experience in the manufacture and sale of diagnostic reagents in Chile and abroad, incorporating quality systems ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 into the processes.

For 10 years she has been the General Manager of GrupoBios S.A. during which it has formed an excellent team of expert professionals who together have made GrupoBios one of the main providers of comprehensive solutions for the area of ​​Health and Sciences. Cetna Skorin is also Director of the Association of Suppliers of the Health Industry, APIS AG.

Important milestones

  • access_time 1986

    Foundation of BiosChile Ingeniería Genética S.A.

  • access_time 1991

    BiosChile establishes Austral Biologicals, a subsidiary in San Ramón, California, to sell products for biomedical research.

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    access_time 1992

    The company receives the V Centenario award in the small companies category, granted by the Ibero-American program in Science and Technology, which is given to the most innovative companies.

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    BiosChile launches its ELISA test for the detection of antibodies against Chagas disease that has been commercialized since then throughout Latin America. To this is added the development of reagents for blood typing and several diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, such as He-Py Test TM , for the detection of Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsies, and RotaclonTM, a rapid test for the detection of Rotavirus, among others.

  • access_time 1997

    The first product for the detection of pathogens in salmon is launched. Since then, BiosChile has developed a complete line of tests to detect numerous bacteria and viruses that affect salmon, providing an important tool to the salmon industry.

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    access_time 2001

    BiosChile signs an agreement with the Spanish group CH- Werfen, which results in the establishment in Chile of BiosWerfen S.A., which will be in charge of distributing the diagnostic products manufactured by both parties.

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    access_time 2002

    Dr. Pablo Valenzuela, Chairman of the Board of GrupoBios, receives the National Award for Applied Sciences and Technology for his important contribution to the area.

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    access_time2004

    Dr. Luis Burzio, Scientific Director of GrupoBios, receives the prestigious Pasteur Biotechnology Award AMSUD 2004, for the research project "A New Family of Non-Coding Mitochondrial RNAs as Targets for Diagnosis and Cancer Therapy".

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    access_time 2005

    BiosChile and BiosWerfen move to a new corporate building. The new headquarters is located in the city of Santiago and comprises an area of ​​20,000 m2 with 6,000 m2 of laboratories, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and administration offices.

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    access_time 2007

    BiosChile develops a recombinant vaccine against Piscirickettsia salmonis.

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    access_time 2008

    BiosChile and BiosWerfen merge into GrupoBios S.A.

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    access_time 2010

    Andes Biotechnologies is formed, a spinoff of our Cancer Research area.

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    access_time 2012

    GrupoBios, in partnership with Bioteccel, founded BiosCell, the first bank of expanded stem cells in the country.

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    access_time 2016

    GrupoBios sells its share of BiosCell and focuses on developing new business lines.

Misión y política de calidad

Compromiso de calidad

Nuestro compromiso es potenciar el avance de cada uno de nuestros clientes, cualquiera sea su área de desarrollo científico.

Conoce nuestros productos

Our mission

"To be a leading company in the delivery of solutions for diagnostics, science, industry and education, offering a proposal of adequate value to each of our clients. Our offer is based on integral and innovative solutions, providing technical advice and contributing significantly to the development of our clients' businesses and the creation of sustainable economic value for our shareholders. For this we have a highly qualified and committed human team, and a stimulating work environment that generates a collaborative culture oriented to success ".

Quality politics

Achieve the satisfaction of our customers by evaluating their needs and expectations, seeking and implementing technological innovations that, from the continuous improvement of our processes, allow us to offer high quality, reliable and user-friendly services and products, with assistance and excellent technical support. excellence, that meet regulatory requirements and maintain the effectiveness of the quality system; generating value for our collaborators, for our shareholders and for society.

Versión 6, 01/08/2017
Cetna Skorin, General Manager

Social responsability

At GrupoBios we concern about the care of the environment and the availability of technological solutions that allow us to respect the regulations in force.

At GrupoBios, we permanently support non-profit organizations and, through them, we help those who need it most. As a company, we encourage solidarity in each of our employees.

Ours contributors

Since its inception, GrupoBios is an open, inclusive, innovative company that seeks to form work teams in which communication and fraternity go beyond the workplace, always strengthening human relationships and continuously generating opportunities for growth and improvement.

GrupoBios maintains work schedules that respect personal and family life. We provide the tools and conditions that allow the expression of talents and abilities.

We build a friendly environment and we recognize that our collaborators are the heart and blood of GrupoBios, so we are committed to each of them and to the families they represent.

Good Corporate Practices

At GrupoBios we are committed to ethics and corporate transparency. Download the documents here to learn more about our values ​​and procedures. get_app Download our procedure in case of complaints get_app Download our code of ethics