SOURCE: Bio-Rad Laboratories

August 22, 2006 08:00 ET

Bio-Rad Wins Awards for Spectroscopy and Chemistry Software

HERCULES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2006 -- Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: BIO) (AMEX: BIOb), announced today that its Informatics Division received a Gold Award for its KnowItAll® Informatics System spectroscopy software and a Silver Award for its KnowItAll Cheminformatics Edition in Scientific Computing's "2006 Readers' Choice Awards." This is the ninth year in a row that Bio-Rad has been recognized for its products in the spectroscopy software category. Each year, readers select their favorite products in a number of categories based on quality, reliability, ease-of-use, technical support, and value.

"We are honored to be recognized once again by our customers," said Norman Schwartz, Bio-Rad President and CEO.

Bio-Rad's KnowItAll Informatics System is a fully integrated software and database package for multiple spectroscopic techniques, with tools for database building, management, search, analysis, prediction, reporting, and spectral reference databases -- all within a single user interface. The software also offers a series of solutions for chemistry, chemometrics, ADME/Tox, and most recently, metabolomics.

The Cheminformatics Edition of KnowItAll is a complete unified system used to draw, modify, store, search, and retrieve chemical structures and other relevant information. The software is designed for the management of chemical structures or for chemical inventory management.

Bio-Rad's Informatics Division specializes in software and database solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industries. Bio-Rad is the leading publisher of fully verified spectral databases, cheminformatics, spectroscopy software, and decision support systems for drug discovery. For more information, visit

About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: BIO) (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 75,000 research and industry customers worldwide through its global network of operations. The company employs over 5,000 people globally and had revenues of $1.1 billion in 2005. For more information, visit

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