Bio-Rad Opens European headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, in April 2017
In April, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products opened a facility in Basel, Switzerland. The new site will serve as a European headquarters for the company with administration offices and other areas that include research and development, purchasing, sales, and distribution. Bio-Rad was founded in 1952 and is based in Hercules, California, and has offices and facilities around the world. In 2017, embarking on its 65th year of operation, Bio-Rad’s global network of over 8,250 employees and operations are helping people live longer, healthier lives.
The California-based company is joining a growing number of US biotech companies such as Ultragenyx, Roivant Sciences and Singulex that have recently opened their European and global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.
Bio-Rad is among the top five life science companies in the world, providing instruments, software, consumables, reagents, and content for the areas of cell biology, gene expression, protein purification, protein quantitation, drug discovery and manufacture, food safety, and science education. The company’s products and solutions are based on technologies to separate, purify, identify, analyze, and amplify biological materials such as antibodies, proteins, nucleic acids, cells, and bacteria.
As a leading global provider of in-vitro diagnostics supplies, Bio-Rad’s diagnostic products and systems leverage a broad range of technologies and deliver high-value clinical information in the blood transfusion, diabetes monitoring, autoimmune, and infectious disease testing markets. These products are used to support the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases and other medical conditions.