SOURCE: Bio-Rad Laboratories

November 01, 2011 16:15 ET

Bio-Rad Announces the Appointment of New Board Member

HERCULES, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2011) - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) and (NYSE: BIO.B), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, announced today that Deborah J. Neff has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Ms Neff, a 25-year veteran of healthcare and life sciences industries, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., and also serves on its Board of Directors, a position she has held since 2006. From 2003 she was CEO of Predicant Biosciences until 2006 when she formed and became President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathwork Diagnostics.

From 1988 to 2003, Ms Neff was in various management positions at BD Biosciences, a business segment of Becton Dickinson & Co., serving as worldwide President from 1995 to 2003. Prior to that, she held management positions at several other life science companies and in clinical laboratories.

Ms Neff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from the University of California, Davis, and completed graduate study in immunohematology at Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Long Beach, California. She served on the board of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., and is a member of the Dean's Leadership Council for the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.

"We are pleased to welcome Deborah to our Board," said Norman Schwartz, Bio-Rad President and Chief Executive Officer. "Her extensive experience in the healthcare and life sciences industries will be a valuable addition to Bio-Rad."

About Bio-Rad
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) and (NYSE: BIO.B) 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 6,800 people globally and had revenues exceeding $1.9 billion in 2010. For more information, visit

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