Tocris Bioscience Joins R&D Systems

We are pleased to announce that Tocris Bioscience is combining with R&D Systems. R&D Systems' products include a wide selection of biotechnology-based tools for cell biology research including proteins, antibodies, assays and kits. While the reagent portfolios of the two companies are very different, the research areas both serve are remarkably similar, each offering reagents to study immunology, cancer, neuroscience, development, and stem cells.

We look forward to combining our resources and talents with those of R&D Systems to create a single source for bioactive proteins, antibodies, and assays, and the pharmacological tools needed for further understanding complex biochemical processes.

Please visit the R&D Systems website to learn more about the company and their products.

About R&D Systems

R&D Systems was founded in 1976 in Minneapolis, MN. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECHNE Corporation (a holding company with no employees). The stock is traded publicly on NASDAQ's National Market System under the "TECH" symbol. TECHNE has two operating subsidiaries: Research & Diagnostics Systems, Inc. (R&D Systems) and R&D Systems Europe Ltd.

R&D Systems has two operating divisions: Biotechnology, which manufactures reagents primarily for the research market, and Hematology, which manufactures controls and calibrators for hematology analyzers.

In July of 2005, R&D Systems purchased BiosPacific, which became a wholly owned subsidiary. BiosPacific is located in Emeryville, CA, and consists of a sales force which provides products for development of immunoassay kits.

R&D Systems Europe in Abingdon, England distributes biotechnology products, is the European Authorized Representative for the Biotechnology Division, and has sales subsidiaries in Germany and France. They received ISO 9001:2008 certification in July of 2010. EuroCell Diagnostics, Village de la Metairie Batiment B, 35131 Chartes de Bretagne, is the European Authorized Representative for the Hematology Division and is ISO 13485:2003 certified.

R&D Systems established a wholly owned subsidiary in the People's Republic of China in May of 2007. R&D Systems China Co. Ltd. officially opened its warehouse and distribution center in Shanghai, China on October 1, 2007. R&D Systems China provides products, marketing, and technical support to our Chinese distributors.