Bio-Rad Introduces a Compact Biosafety System for the S3™ Cell Sorter

Date: 
6/19/14
The S3 Biosafety System Class I
The S3 Biosafety System Class I meets ISAC biosafety requirements.

Hercules, CA — June 19, 2014 — Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) today announced the launch of its S3™ Biosafety System Class I, an intelligent aerosol containment hood designed for Bio-Rad’s S3™ Cell Sorter. The system adheres to the biosafety requirements of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) and protects users and the environment from aerosols created during the cell sorting process.

The S3 Biosafety System Class I encloses the S3 Cell Sorter on the benchtop, providing an alternative to the large and expensive biosafety hoods traditionally used with cell sorters.

Additional benefits of the S3 Biosafety System Class I include:

  • Software control — integrates with Bio-Rad’s S3™ ProSort™ Software, which provides real-time information about biosafety system status, system temperature, and HEPA filter life
  • Fully accessible — offers easy access to the S3 Cell Sorter for cleaning and maintenance via vinyl walls that are magnetically attached to the aluminum biosafety system frame
  • Quiet and energy efficient — generates low vibration and sound levels while specialized fans and low backpressure from the HEPA filter reduce energy usage 

For more information about Bio-Rad’s S3 Cell Sorter, please visit www.bio-rad.com/cellsorter.

About Bio-Rad
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) designs, manufactures, and distributes 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 approximately 7,750 people worldwide and had revenues exceeding $2.1 billion in 2013. For more information, visit our website at www.bio-rad.com.

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For more information contact:
Steve Kulisch
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
510-741-5638
Steve_Kulisch@bio-rad.com

Ken Li
Chempetitive Group
312-997-2436 x 112
kli@chempetitive.com