Bio-Rad Acquires AbD Serotec, a Division of MorphoSys AG

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Bio-Rad Acquires AbD Serotec, a Division of MorphoSys AG

HERCULES, CA--Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) and (NYSE: BIO.B), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that it has purchased AbD Serotec, a division of MorphoSys AG, for approximately 53 million euros in cash.

AbD Serotec is one of the world's leading antibody manufacturers offering over 15,000 antibodies, kits, and accessories. AbD Serotec has an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified production facility in the United Kingdom, as well as other facilities in Germany and the U.S.

"We are pleased to have AbD Serotec join Bio-Rad," said Norman Schwartz, Bio-Rad President and CEO. "With AbD Serotec's comprehensive catalog of antibodies, we are able to offer our customers total assay solutions that can be validated on many of our research platforms for western blotting, multiplex protein expression, ELISA, and cell sorting."

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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) and (NYSE: BIO.B) has been at the center of scientific discovery for 60 years, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic 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 100,000 research and industry customers worldwide through its global network of operations. The company employs over 7,100 people globally and had revenues exceeding $2 billion in 2011. For more information, please visit www.bio-rad.com.

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