SOURCE: Bio-Rad Laboratories

Bio-Rad Laboratories

December 20, 2012 16:15 ET

Bio-Rad and Lamprogen Partner to Commercialize Fluorescent Particles Used for Research

HERCULES, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) -  Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) (NYSE: BIO.B), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Lamprogen, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Lamprogen grants Bio-Rad exclusive rights to commercialize a class of bright, stable, and non-toxic fluorescent particles for use in a broad array of assays and research applications including flow cytometry. Bio-Rad expects commercialization of the particles in 2013. As part of the agreement, Bio-Rad will also have access to future technologies developed by Lamprogen.

"Combining Lamprogen's unique fluorescent particles with antibodies or other biomolecules will enable our customers to create single and multiplex assays with greater detection capabilities," said Brad Crutchfield, Bio-Rad EVP and President, Life Science Group.

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