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Bio-Rad Launches Vitamin D Kit for Its BioPlex 2200 System

HERCULES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 -- Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) (NYSE: BIO.B), today announced the launch of the BioPlex® 2200 25-OH Vitamin D kit for use outside the U.S. on the company's BioPlex® 2200 system. The assay offers a fully-automated method for the quantitative measurement of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D in human serum.

The Vitamin D testing market has seen considerable growth over the past several years. In addition to the critical role Vitamin D plays in bone health, a number of recent studies have demonstrated associations between Vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer. Physicians have increasingly begun to include Vitamin D testing as part of the routine assessment of a patient's overall health.

"We are pleased to offer the BioPlex 2200 25-OH Vitamin D kit to address this important area of testing," said John Goetz, Bio-Rad Executive Vice President and President, Clinical Diagnostics Group. "The Vitamin D kit expands our already extensive menu of autoimmune and infectious disease assays and offers our customers another option to streamline their testing."

The BioPlex 2200 system is the first and only fully-automated, random access multiplex testing system and provides clinical laboratories with the capability to rapidly process or "multiplex" multiple individual tests that are traditionally processed separately. The BioPlex 2200 system conserves patient sample volume, helps consolidate workstations, and simplifies workflow.

About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) (NYSE: BIO.B) designs, manufactures, and distributes a broad range of innovative products and solutions for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is renowned for its commitment to quality and customer service among university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, as well as the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food safety industries. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000 research and healthcare industry customers through its global network of operations. The company employs over 7,750 people worldwide and had revenues exceeding $2.1 billion in 2013. For more information, visit our website at www.bio-rad.com.

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