BIO-RAD Introduces Liquichek Hematology and Reticulocyte Controls for Siemens ADVIA Instruments

HERCULES, CA – January 26, 2009
– Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a multi-national manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of Liquichek™ Hematology Control (S) and Liquichek Reticulocyte Control (S). These two new products are designed to monitor the precision of hematology parameters on Siemens ADVIA® systems.

The Unity™ Interlaboratory Program with peer group comparison is available for use with Liquichek Hematology (S) and Liquichek Reticulocyte (S) controls. Data entry to the Unity software can be conveniently automated with UnityConnect™ or WebConnect™ connectivity solutions.

Both Liquichek Hematology (S) Control and Liquichek Reticulocyte (S) Control are available in three levels, with an excellent 75 day shelf life and 14 day open-vial stability at 2–8°C. Samples are available upon request.

For more information, please call 1-800-2-BIORAD (1-800-224-6723) or visit

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. Bio-Rad 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 6,700 people globally and had revenues exceeding $1.7 billion in 2008. For more information, visit

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For more information contact:
Trudy Gillions, Product Manager
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

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