Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

March 30, 2007

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. recently announced the release of version 3.0 of its KnowItAll Enterprise Server and KnowItAll AnyWare 1.0, a new browser-based client.

With the KnowItAll Enterprise Server version 3.0, a database may be built on the server and viewed worldwide at all sites of an organization via the KnowItAll Informatics System Windows client or Bio Rad's new KnowItAll AnyWare browser client. The same server technology that was first introduced in 2003 to deliver Bio-Rad's Sadtler infrared (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) reference spectral databases to users via the Internet can now be used behind an organization's firewall to store and search proprietary structural, spectral, chromatographic, and other textual data from chemical, biological, or process environments.

KnowItAll AnyWare, a 100% platform-independent, browser-based, and device-independent client permits the searching and browsing of data stored on a KnowItAll Enterprise Server. The launch of KnowItAll AnyWare extends the reach of the KnowItAll platform client throughout organizations so any user, using any hardware platform, any operating system, or any web browser, can access spectral, structural or chromatographic data anywhere in the world, according to the company.

"Storing and preserving spectral and chromatographic data is a necessary first step in any organization toward being able to convert data into actionable information -- information upon which key decisions can be made," explained Gregory M. Banik, Ph.D., general manager of Bio-Rad's Informatics Division. "Making this data centrally accessible and connecting laboratories is the next step and critical to the maintenance and the efficiency of an organization. Bio-Rad's KnowItAll enterprise solutions allow companies to achieve these critical steps and connect their data, people, projects, and tools with one system."