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Bio-Rad and Bruker Sign Joint Product Development and Co-Marketing Agreement

March 23, 2009

Bio-Rad and Bruker Partner to Offer New Solutions for Biomarker Discovery and Development

HERCULES, CA and BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2009) - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. ( NYSE : BIO ) and ( NYSE : BIOb ), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, and Bruker Corporation ( NASDAQ : BRKR ), a leading manufacturer of mass spectrometry (MS) instruments, today announced that they have signed an exclusive partnership agreement to develop and market new products based on Bio-Rad's surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization (SELDI) technology in combination with Bruker's matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF/TOF) mass spectrometers for applications of high-throughput protein profiling and identification. The products will provide new solutions for biomarker discovery, in particular, the detection and high-confidence identification of intact peptides and proteins under 30 kilodaltons, which are known to be challenging for currently available technologies to identify.

"We're confident that Bio-Rad's SELDI technology combined with the flexibility delivered by Bruker's TOF/TOF systems will offer tangible benefits to researchers for protein biomarker discovery," said Brad Crutchfield, Bio-Rad Vice President and Life Science Group Manager. "We welcome the opportunity to work with Bruker, a company that, similar to Bio-Rad, has a long history of advancing life science research through its commitment to customer support."

"We are excited about working with Bio-Rad," said Dr. Gary Kruppa, Vice President for Business Development at Bruker Daltonics. "Bruker Daltonics' high-performance TOF/TOF technology will bring a new dimension to protein profiling and identification, expanding the capabilities of Bio-Rad's established SELDI technology. New products based on this combination of technologies will allow access to new technical capabilities and new market segments in applied proteomics, enabling researchers to better identify and characterize new biomarkers."

About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. ( NYSE : BIO ) and ( NYSE : 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 diagnostic markets. Bio-Rad 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 85,000 research and industry customers worldwide through its global network of operations. The company employs over 6,500 people globally and had revenues exceeding $1.7 billion in 2008. For more information, visit .

About Bruker Daltonics

Bruker Daltonics is a leading manufacturer of mass spectrometry (MS) instruments and accessories for life science, pharmaceutical, biochemical and chemical research as well as for applied analytical tasks in forensics and food safety. Technical solutions are based on a comprehensive range of MALDI-TOF/TOF, ESI-Qq-TOF, ESI-ITMS, and ESI/MALDI-FTMS mass spectrometry systems, as well as automated sample handling systems and productivity enhancing software. For more information about Bruker Daltonics and Bruker Corporation ( NASDAQ : BRKR ), please visit and .

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