Bio-Rad Launches Amplichek STI

Date: 
1/25/17

Product Press Release

HERCULES, CA – January 25, 2017 – Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced  the launch of Amplichek STI quality control, the third in a series of molecular  infectious disease quality controls that the company has introduced for the molecular testing market.

Amplichek STI is a multi-analyte quality control product that monitors the performance of
in vitro laboratory nucleic acid testing procedures for the detection of Sexually Transmitted Infections including Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG or GC), and high risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). Amplichek STI is the only available IVD product that includes CT, NG/GC, and HPV and is designed to monitor analytical processes that include nucleic acid extraction and amplification in one control.

Molecular diagnostics is one of the fastest growing markets for in vitro diagnostics (IVD), with nucleic acid testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) expected to reach over $1.3B by 2020, according to a 2015 report by research firm MarketsandMarkets.

Learn more about Amplichek STI by visiting www.qcnet.com/molecular


About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of innovative products and solutions for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is renowned for its commitment to quality and customer service among university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, as well as the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food safety industries. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000 research and healthcare industry customers through its global network of operations.
The company employs more than 8,000 people worldwide and had revenues exceeding $2 billion in 2015. For more information, please visit www.bio rad.com.

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Press contact:
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
Tina Cuccia, Corporate Communications
510-724-7000
Email: tina_cuccia@bio-rad.com