SOURCE: Bio-Rad Laboratories

July 14, 2008 08:00 ET

Bio-Rad Helps Raise $1.2 Million in Napa Valley Tour de Cure

HERCULES, CA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: BIO) and (AMEX: BIOb), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, helped raise approximately $1.2 million during the Napa Valley Tour de Cure, which took place on May 4 to benefit the American Diabetes Association.

Of the 147 teams participating in this year's Napa Valley Tour de Cure, Bio-Rad provided the most participants, with 280 Bio-Rad employees, family, and friends participating as riders or volunteers. Bio-Rad also hosted teams in Long Beach, California and Redmond, Washington. Tour de Cure is a series of 80 cycling events that occur each year in different locations across the United States.

"Once again, Bio-Rad had a great turnout of riders and volunteers this year -- a 40% increase over last year," said Bio-Rad President Norman Schwartz. "I'd like to recognize all of the participants in the event this year. By raising funds for Diabetes research, programs like Tour de Cure are helping improve the lives of those suffering from diabetes."

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 diagnostics 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 approaching $1.5 billion in 2007. For more information, visit

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