Bio-Rad purchases Food SAFETY PRODUCT LINE
from SAFEPATH LABORATORIES LLC
Hercules, CA – January 12th, 2009 – Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, announced today that it has completed the purchase of certain assets of SafePath Laboratories, LLC's food diagnostics business. The sale is effective immediately. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
With the purchase of SafePath’s high performance serological immunoassay test kits for Trichinella, Toxoplasma, and Salmonella pathogens, Bio-Rad further expands its food diagnostics product line. “We are excited to be able to offer SafePath’s unique pathogen test products” said Brad Crutchfield, Bio-Rad Vice President and Life Science Manager. "With these new products we are realizing our goal to be a one-stop shop for our customer’s food safety testing needs.”
The test kits can be ordered from Bio-Rad as of today. For ordering information please contact Mr. Gilles Nespoulous at +33 (1) 47-95-6189 or Gilles_Nespoulous@bio-rad.com.
Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and 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, and 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,
Laboratories, LLC is a privately held company based in
Various statements made within this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” for the purposes of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “safe harbor” provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements contained herein involve risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from the Company’s expectation.
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