About CiteAb

CiteAb is a leading life science data provider that helps researchers and their suppliers make more informed decisions.

Our antibody and biochemical search engine provides a simple way for researchers to find reagents that work, while our high quality market data and citations are used commercially by many of the world’s leading reagent suppliers and investment companies.

The CiteAb Story

CiteAb has grown from an academic project to an innovative data company that serves hundreds of thousands of researchers and many of the world’s leading reagent suppliers and financial companies.

  • Research project

    We started life in 2012 as a research project led by Dr Andrew Chalmers at the University of Bath, in partnership with technology company Storm. It’s aim was to provide a proven route to sourcing antibodies that actually work through the application of technology to identify those products that had been cited in the scientific literature.

  • Spin out

    After the research project concluded with huge success, with a rapidly growing user base of researchers, a move was made to spin the research out of the University in 2014 and create a commercial entity to better serve researchers and a fledgeling client base. CiteAb was born.

  • Biggest antibody search engine

    Over the following 18 months, CiteAb grew to become the world’s largest Antibody Search Engine, serving tens of thousands of researchers each month. A host of new data was added to provide more information about the antibodies and the experiments they were used for.

  • Data services

    Alongside the meteoric rise in popularity seen by the Search Engine, CiteAb had by now developed a world leading data services arm by repurposing data that was used to power the search. This data proved so powerful, and of such high quality, that CiteAb’s client list rapidly grew.

  • Multiple reagents

    As both the commercial and research client base continued to rapidly expand, CiteAb redoubled it’s efforts to focus on data quality. CiteAb had also grown beyond its roots in antibodies by starting to collect data on other reagent types and by 2018, CiteAb’s data encompassed antibodies, biochemicals, kits and proteins.

  • Future of CiteAb

    CiteAb will continue to focus on producing high quality data that provides insight to researchers, suppliers and financial organisations. Our data type coverage will continue to expand across reagent types, but also into fields such as instruments and software. We’ll remain focused on making our data as powerful and easy to use as possible for our researchers and commercial clients.

The next chapter in CiteAb’s story is being driven by:

  • Dave
    David Kelly CEO

    Having studied at the University of Bath’s School of Management, David has subsequently founded and grown a number of successful technology startups across the life science, finance, legal and compliance sectors.

  • Andy
    Dr Andrew Chalmers CSO

    Andy is a cell biologist who completed his PhD at the University of Bath. He carried out postdoctoral work at the University of Cambridge, before returning to Bath to found his research group which focuses on cancerous epithelial cells.

  • Adam
    Adam Pope CTO

    Adam has sat as Chief Technical Officer for a number of fast growth technology companies over the past decade. A computer science graduate himself he commands a fantastic blend of management skill and practical ability.

  • Mark
    Mark Farmer Director

    Mark started his career as a software engineer, moving into sales and marketing roles, eventually pursuing a career in seed investments, co-founding Eden Ventures in 2003. As an alumnus of the University of Bath, Mark Farmer advises the Bath University Ventures board on IP commercialisation and so works very closely with CiteAb.

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