About Us

Darwin Biological is a British firm based just outside of Shrewsbury, the birth place of its namesake, supplying quality products to secondary schools, colleges and universities across the UK.

Our company was founded on the principal of providing our customers with our team’s extensive knowledge and expertise to always provide the best product or specimen for your lab, if you can't find what you're looking for please ask as we are constantly adding to our range.

We have an extensive range of drosophila, algae, bacteria cultures, preserved specimens, and microscope slides, as well as general science laboratory consumables such as inoculating loops, petri dishes and agar.

As a family company we believe strongly in flexible working that fits around our employees' family commitments, and consequently we close for part of every school holiday: (Orders received during this time will be processed upon our return.)


Our History

Our founders’ boast over 50 years of professional experience in the school science supplies industry – with a long focus on biological supplies – their relative was the British ecological geneticist, E. B. Ford FRS FRCP. A leader in the research of evolution and genetics, Emeritus Professor of Ecological Genetics at the University of Oxford, Darwin medal recipient – Ford is best known for his work on genetic polymorphism and specifically moths, like the Peppered Moth from which Darwin Biological's logo is derived.


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