Because we're from Texas, that's why...
Well, used to be, anyway. USBio's manufacturing facility was originally located in South Texas, an area of the United States with a hot climate. The San Antonio area is well-known to diagnostic companies for the merino sheep herd which is used as a source of sera for diagnostic-grade polyclonal antibodies. And it's also well known for chili peppers.
What does Mark's mother have to do with this, anyway?
Well, it all started with Mark who ran the contract-manufacturing facility. He told us about his mom who grew blazingly hot Habaneros in her garden. That set off a challenge for us to find an even hotter pepper. Since our prices on so many commonly used lab reagents have always been amazingly low, it also led to a marketing slogan for us, "Hot Peppers, Hot Prices!"
Ultra Hot Peppers...Ultra Low Prices
When you take a look at products like XGal, DTT, SDS, 5-FOA, YNB, Agar, Agarose and thousands more, you'll understand why we say our prices are as hot as our peppers, which brings us back to Mark and his mother. Well, Habaneros are sure hot and, for a while, we all thought that Mark's mom had the contest and bragging rights. But that all changed with the introduction of our XXX-Rated! Salsa. Did we win our challenge? Just place an order and see for yourself.
Free Salsa with every order
Original...for the traditionalist
Sweet 'n' Sassy...sweet with a little kick
X-Rated...hot, but not too hot
XXX-Rated...please fill out a liability form when ordering!
Get your 15 minutes of fame
Now we are in beautiful New England, on Boston's North Shore. This area is renowned for its world-class Universities and Biotech Industry but not so well known for chilies. So we need a new challenge. What should it be? Drop us a line and let us know what you think. If we use your idea, you too will be given a place of honor in our company history, just like Mark's mom. You can also submit your favorite recipe to our favorite recipes page. We'll even name it after you.