Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to play a leading role in the advancement of scientific discovery by offering a broad range of innovative tools and services to the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad has a global team of more than 7,300 employees and serves more than 100,000 research and industry customers worldwide through the company’s global network of operations. Throughout its existence, Bio-Rad has built strong customer relationships that advance scientific research and development efforts and support the introduction of new technology used in the growing fields of genomics, proteomics, drug discovery, food safety, medical diagnostics, and more.
Bio-Rad operates in two industry segments: Life Science Research and Clinical Diagnostics. Both segments operate worldwide.
Life Science Research
Bio-Rad’s Life Science Group develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of laboratory instruments, apparatus, and consumables used for research in functional genomics, proteomics, and food safety. The group ranks among the top five life science companies worldwide, and maintains a solid reputation for quality, innovation, and a longstanding focus on the success of its customers. Bio-Rad’s life science products are based on technologies used to separate, purify, identify, analyze, and amplify biological materials such as proteins, nucleic acids, and bacteria. These technologies include electrophoresis, imaging, multiplex immunoassay, chromatography, microbiology, bioinformatics, protein function analysis, transfection, amplification, real-time and droplet digital PCR. Bio-Rad products support researchers in laboratories throughout the world
The Clinical Diagnostics Group develops, manufactures, sells, and supports a large portfolio of products for laboratory diagnostics. Bio-Rad is a leading specialty diagnostics company and its products are recognized as the gold standard for diabetes monitoring and quality control (QC) systems. The company is also well known for its blood virus testing and detection, blood typing, and autoimmune and genetic disorders testing. Bio-Rad’s clinical diagnostics products incorporate a broad range of technologies used to detect, identify, and quantify substances in bodily fluids and tissues. The results are used as aids to support medical diagnosis, detection, evaluation, and the monitoring and treatment of diseases and other medical conditions.
Bio-Rad operates in six industry segments:
- Life Science Research,
- Clinical Diagnostics,
- Process Separations,
- Food Science,
- Life Science Education.
Hospitals, reference, transfusion, and clinical laboratories as well as universities and medical schools, industrial research organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology researchers, food producers, and food testing laboratories
Bio-Rad’s campus in Hercules, California
Annual Sales: Revenues exceeded $2 billion in 2012
Number of Products: Over 8,000
Headquarters: Hercules, California