1946

Foundation of Biotest-Serum-Institut GmbH by Carl-Adolf Schleussner and his son, Dr. Hans Schleussner. Initially the family enterprise focused on research on blood typing serology.

1948

Biotest developed one of the first Anti-D typing reagents for the determination of the RhD antigen

1952

Bio-Rad begins. David and Alice Schwartz begin Bio-Rad in a 1,600 square-foot hut in Berkeley, California, offering life science products and services to identify, separate, purify, and analyze chemical and biological materials.

1961

Groundbreaking for the new Biotest production facilities at Dreieich.

1978

DiaMed founded

1982

DiaMed moved to new facility in Cressier

1983

First commercial launch of Anti-A, -B monoclonal antibodies for blood grouping. Biotest was the first company receiving a license from Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, an agency of the German Federal Ministry of Health.

1985

Market introduction of the first ready-to-use microtest plate for blood grouping (Erytype) and antibody screening (Solidscreen).

1988

Launched the ID-System, the first gel-based blood group testing system.

2001

Launch of fully-automated blood group typing system TANGO in Europe.

2005

Launch of the second generation of the fully-automated blood group typing system TANGO optimo. FDA approval of TANGO optimo and TANGO reagents.

2007

DiaMed acquired by Bio-Rad

2008

FDA approval of manual blood grouping reagents, test cells and additional TANGO reagents

2010

Bio-Rad acquisition of Biotest Medical Diagnostics GmbH

2010

IH-1000™ instrument and IH-Com Data Management System launch outside U.S.

2013

Launch of the TANGO infinity® outside the U.S.

2014

1000th IH-1000™ instrument installed
2,000 IH-Com Data Management Systems activated

2015

Bio-Rad receives FDA Clearance for the sale of the TANGO infinity® in the U.S.

2016

Bio-Rad receives FDA Clearance for the IH-1000™ and IH-Com Data Management System and approval of 21 IH-Gel cards for use in the U.S.

Over 800* Bio-Rad employees dedicated
to our Blood Banking customers

= 5 Employees
*Excluding Sales Organization

Gel cards manufactured annually

Microplates manufactured annually

Over

IH-1000 instruments
installed globally

Over

TANGO instruments
installed globally

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