Bio-Rad Laboratories
Hercules, CA

Overall Rank: 4
Category: Biotechnology
Category Rank: 2


  • Top HealthTech Company of 2023
  • Power 500 HealthTech Companies of 2023


Bio-Rad is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of innovative products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. With a focus on quality and customer service for 70 years, their products advance the discovery process and improve healthcare. Bio-Rad customers include university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, as well as applied laboratories that include food safety and environmental quality.

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. Bio-Rad’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.


Key Products

Life Science Research

– Genomics

– Custom PCR Plastics and Reagents

– Next-Generation Sequencing

– Antibodies

– Digital PCR

– Flow Cytometers

– Transfection

– Electrophoresis and Blotting

– Imaging Systems and Software

– Bio-Plex Multiplex Immunoassay System

– Microplate Systems

– Cell Counting

– Cell Imaging

– Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Enrichment and Enumeration

– Chromatography

– Protein Sample Preparation

– Protein Interaction Analysis

– Sample Quantitation

– Liquid Handling & Pipetting

– General Laboratory Equipment

Clinical Diagnostic

– Autoimmune

– Serology

– BioPlex 2200 Multiplex Testing

– Diabetes Testing

– Hemoglobinopathies

– Immunohematology

– Bacteriology / Mycology

– Newborn Screening

– Quality Control

– Toxicology

– Critical Raw Materials

– Access Virology and Antibodies

– Remote Monitoring & Support

Process Separations

– Ion Exchange Resins

– Mixed-Mode Resins

– Affinity Resins

– Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography Resins

– Size Exclusion Resins

– Chromatography Resin Screening Tools

– Process-Scale Prepacked Chromatography Columns — GMP Ready

– Process Chromatography Resources

Food Science

– Food Safety Testing

– TSE Testing

– Veterinary Diagnostics

– Water Quality Testing

– Wine Quality Testing

– Zoonosis Monitoring

– Food Science Equipment and Supplies

Life Science Education

– Biotechnology Laboratory Textbook

– AP Biology

– ThINQ! Inquiry-Based Kits

– Cloning and Sequencing Explorer Series

– Protein Expression and Purification Series

– DNA Extraction and Electrophoresis Kits

– PCR and Real-Time PCR Kits

– pGLO Bacterial Transformation and GFP Kits

– Protein, Enzyme, and ELISA Kits

– Microbiology and Biological Pathway Kits

– Home Science Kits

– Equipment and Supplies

– Kit Curriculum Manuals

Key Executives

Norman Schwartz, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Norman D. Schwartz is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Bio Rad Laboratories Inc. Mr. Schwartz has been President and Chief Executive Officer since 2003 and Chairman of the Board since 2012.

Andrew Last, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Last is the Chief Operating Officer of Bio-Rad Laboratories. Last has 26 years of experience. He began his career in 1996.

Before joining Bio-Rad Laboratories, Last was a Chief Commercial Officer at Berkeley Lights, Inc. and before that a Chief Operating Officer at Intrexon Corporation. Earlier in his career he worked with Monsanto Company as a director of global category management.

Last graduated from Cranfield University with a PhD in agrochemicals and an MS in bio-aeronautics and from University of Leicester with an undergraduate degree in biological sciences.

Ilan Daskal, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Daskal comes to Bio-Rad from Lumileds, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in senior financial roles and has held several CFO positions at both public and private companies that include International Rectifier Corporation and Infineon. Mr. Daskal holds a Masters in Finance degree from City University of New York and a BB in Accounting from Tel-Aviv College of Business in Israel.

“Ilan brings a breadth of experience in finance, operations, IT, as well as mergers and acquisitions, all in a global setting,” said Norman Schwartz, Bio-Rad President and CEO. “We believe he will make an excellent addition to Bio-Rad.”

Ajit Ramalingam, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Ajit Ramalingam serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the company. Prior to this, he has worked at Logitech as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Corporate Controller. He has also worked for Broadsoft and PwC.

Company Responsibility

Bio-Rad continually seeks ways to minimize their impact on the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. From the sourcing of raw materials and design, manufacture, and distribution of their products to their energy use and recycling efforts, they are dedicated to finding new opportunities to become the most environmentally responsible company they can be.

Bio-Rad Community Involvement Program supports programs and activities that enhance science education and literacy for both elementary-school teachers and their students in their local communities. Bio-Rad also supports some organizations in raising funds for diabetes and AIDS research. In addition, the company provides support to charitable nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for many individuals within their local communities. Bio-Rad operates with the highest ethical standards worldwide.

Company insights

“Simply put, Bio-Rad’s Mission is to advance discovery and improve lives” — Norman Schwartz, President and CEO


“Bio-Rad is a great place to work because the company promotes an atmosphere for personal and professional growth. It’s been a great journey for ten years and counting. As a chemist, the most important part of my job is making products that improve the lives of people with diabetes. Based on rapid and low-cost analyses, treatment can get to more patients. I’ve had many opportunities to grow at Bio-Rad, including learning and implementing new and better methods for manufacturing the reagents necessary for our products.”— Scott Sargent, Chemist


“Bio-Rad is a great place to work because the company is renowned worldwide, and I find it truly inspiring to be part of an organization that creates medical products that help people’s lives. The best part of my job is that I get the opportunity to assist my colleagues with a variety of projects, which makes my position very versatile and fun. I’ve also had many opportunities at Bio-Rad, including working with group management, marketing, sales, and the human resource department and learning their different functions.” — Theresa Velez, Office Administrator