Bio-Rad Introduces its IH 1000, an Automated Blood Screening System

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HERCULES, CA — June 30, 2010 — Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, today announced the launch of its IH 1000 blood screening system.

The IH 1000 is a fully-automated, high-throughput system designed for the blood transfusion laboratory utilizing the industry accepted gold standard ID-System gel card technology. The new system offers full automation, integrated QC and validation, intuitive software, and walk-away convenience for blood banking laboratories.

"With the introduction of IH 1000, Bio-Rad offers a compelling new system designed specifically for the transfusion laboratory," said John Goetz, Bio-Rad Vice President and Group Manager Clinical Diagnostics. "Our customers who have already worked with the IH 1000 during our testing phase have said the system delivers the highest level of automation as well as improved workflow advantages—without sacrificing the quality of the result."

About Bio-Rad
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) has remained at the center of scientific discovery for more than 50 years, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is renowned worldwide among hospitals, universities, major research institutions, as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for its commitment to quality and customer service. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is headquartered in Hercules, California, and serves more than 85,000 research and industry customers worldwide through its global network of operations. The company employs over 6,900 people globally and had revenues of nearly $1.8 billion in 2009. For more information, visit www.bio-rad.com.

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For more information, contact:
Tina Cuccia, Corporate Communications Manager
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
510-724-7000
tina_cuccia@bio-rad.com

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