Bio-Rad Quality Controls Are Now Available in Dimension Vista Vials


Product Press Release

HERCULES, CA – January 22, 2014 – Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.(NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, has announced a comprehensive line of multi-analyte quality controls now available in Siemens Dimension Vista® vials for use on Siemens Dimension Vista® Intelligent Lab Systems.

Bio-Rad’s liquid, assayed controls with verified QC stability claims for storage on-board the instrument allow for routine quality control of Vista assays. The need for multi-analyte control products to assess instrument performance is a high priority for laboratories and Bio-Rad controls available in Dimension Vista vials meet customer needs by providing a comprehensive list of analytes that align with the Dimension Vista® assay menu.

Additionally, laboratories using Bio-Rad controls in Vista vials can connect their lab to the world’s largest community of quality control users by participating in Bio-Rad’s Unity™ Interlaboratory Data Management Program to keep track of QC results and meet accreditation and regulatory requirements.

Key Benefits

Controls available in Vista vials allow Dimension Vista® customers to:

  • Take advantage of shared control lot numbers with existing product configurations
  • Access extensive Unity reports and peer group comparisons
  • Utilize quick and easy QC set-up with 2D barcodes
  • Easily scan 2D barcodes for automatic upload of Vista values to alleviate transcription and handling errors
  • Alleviate time consuming manual tasks that can introduce potential errors
  • Minimize the cost of extra consumables


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About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) has been at the center of scientific discovery for 60 years, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for 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 industry customers through its global network of operations. The company employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide and had revenues exceeding $2 billion in 2012. Visit us at

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For more information contact:
Jackie Hibbs, Product Manager
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.