VxWorks Vulnerabilities (URGENT/11)


HERCULES, CA – September 26, 2019 – Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products issued a statement related to critical security vulnerabilities recently reported in the VxWorks real-time operating system.

VxWorks is used in hardware instrumentation such as patient monitors, industrial controllers, robotics, firewalls, routers, modems and printers. These vulnerabilities are referred to as "URGENT/11."

Bio-Rad has investigated our Clinical Diagnostics products. None of our instruments are affected. We are still investigating whether there is an impact on any peripherals that Bio-Rad offers (e.g. printers and firewall) as accessories to our instruments.

Bio-Rad recommends that customers check the specific models of these peripherals that are used by the lab. Customers are advised to consult the manufacturer's website for more information regarding URGENT/11.

Bio-Rad is fully committed to monitoring the performance of its products and improving the quality of services. It is our highest priority to maintain customer satisfaction. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Bio-Rad customer technical support representative.