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Quality Biological, Inc. (QBI) supporting the life science research community from discovery to commercialization

  • Specialized and classical media and buffers
  • Custom formulations, reagents and services
  • Research to commercial-scale manufacturing

QBI is home to a fully-equipped, ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing facility that produces solutions of superior quality and value. At the base of every product is water that exceeds industry specifications. Research is pure, and we want to keep it that way.

Founded in 1983 within the BioHealth Capital Region of Maryland, there was a clear need in the market for a manufacturing facility well-equipped with the resources and sterile facilities required to produce solid laboratory solutions. Given the vast number of local renowned research institutions such as NIH, JHU, University of Maryland and Ft. Detrick, the need for QBI remains today.

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QBI’s products allow researchers to focus on their work rather than questioning the quality of their materials. This is done by delivering high-performance, high-quality custom products to support consistent and reproducible results in research, method and process validation, preclinical drug discovery and large-scale production of custom formulations for commercialization. QBI products alleviate researchers from worrying about overhead on manufacturing equipment, and allow them to solely focus on their work.

In an age of consolidation, big business and an increasing focus on large-scale applications of cell culture and molecular biology, QBI is dedicated to providing superior personal service. Our team members are empowered to be responsive, caring and committed to providing the absolute highest level of customer service to every customer.

Quality Biological was selected as a Top 100 MBE as well as the 2017 Supplier of the Year, presented by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council. This award recognizes minority business enterprises in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia that have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial accomplishments, a high-level of professionalism and have made substantial contributions to their community.


Guiding Principles

Quality Biological, Inc. supports the research community by holding ourselves to high ethical standards in regard to the product, our services as well as our employees. We conduct ourselves with integrity and honesty, and adhere to uncompromising ethical standards while pursuing business objectives. We are grateful for our continued success and support, and dedicate ourselves to being actively involved with the community by contributing a portion of profits to charity. Learn more about our Community Presence >

Meet Our Leadership Team

Angela Graham
President and CEO

Angela provides the leadership and strategic direction for what has become an award-winning, multimillion dollar company. She had a successful 18-year career in the pharmaceutical industry holding positions of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer and UCB Pharma. Her background and expertise is ideally suited to lead the company’s diversification from a leading government contractor into one which also supports the diverse R&D needs of the biopharmaceutical space.

Angela brings the same passion for her work to the community where she lives and works, as evidenced by her commitment to serving on the boards of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and the Pinkney Innovation Center at Montgomery College. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has completed executive degree programs at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Basile Whitaker
Chief Operating Officer

Basile is responsible for all operations in the organization, including manufacturing, logistics, contracts management and all back-office operations. He brings over 30 years of experience in leadership and management from major fortune 100 companies such as Pfizer, Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb, ICOS Corporation and the US Army, where he served in a number of command and staff positions.

Valerie Fremont, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

Valerie has a deep background in the life science industry, having served in multiple roles including product and process development, transfer and commercialization and business development in entrepreneurial settings. Her extensive experience makes her a valuable resource to QBI’s clients and allows for the development of customized solutions to fit any need.