SOURCE: Bio-Rad Laboratories

November 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Bio-Rad Launches the in2it A1C Analyzer for Point-of-Care Diabetes Testing

The Fully-Automated and Portable Analyzer Delivers Laboratory-Accurate A1C Results in the Physician's Office

HERCULES, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: BIO) and (AMEX: BIOb), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of the in2it™ analyzer for the "point-of-care" market. The in2it analyzer measures A1C, a well established indicator of a diabetic patient's glucose control, and offers healthcare professionals greater efficiency and convenience by providing laboratory-accurate A1C test results -- while the patient waits.

Designed for simplicity, convenience, and speed in near-patient testing, the in2it A1C analyzer is small, portable, and fully-automated, delivering results in minutes from a patient sample.

"The release of the in2it A1C analyzer is another example of Bio-Rad's continued commitment to provide the tools that help physicians, laboratories, and healthcare professionals provide better patient care to those affected by diabetes," said John Goetz, Bio-Rad Vice President and Group Manager Clinical Diagnostics.

About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: BIO) and (AMEX: 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. The company 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 6,300 people globally and had revenues of nearly $1.3 billion in 2006. For more information, visit www.bio-rad.com.

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    Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
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