Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Introduces New CFX Manager™ 3.0 Software

Published: Sep 05, 2012

Hercules, CA — September 4, 2012 — Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., today announced the availability of its CFX Manager 3.0 software for real-time PCR data acquisition and analysis. By integrating with Bio-Rad’s new PrimePCR™ assays and panels, enhancing its user interface, and adding new data analysis tools, CFX Manager 3.0 now offers researchers a complete, user-friendly solution for gene expression analysis that covers everything from run setup to generating publication-quality figures.

Most real-time PCR system software involves numerous steps to get runs started and requires data export or Web upload for advanced data analysis. CFX Manager 3.0 combines streamlined run setup and sophisticated data analysis in one software package.

Key benefits of CFX Manager 3.0 include:

Quick run start: intuitive navigation, a new startup wizard, and a streamlined interface let users start collecting data with just a few clicks

Integrated PrimePCR workflow: fully integrated workflow for running and analyzing data files generated using PrimePCR assays

Guided gene expression analysis: guided plate setup wizard creates a gene expression analysis–compatible layout to assist users with experimental setup

Extraction of more information: data plotting options that are particularly well-suited for large data sets include volcano plots, clustergrams, heat maps, and scatter plots

CFX Manager 3.0 is compatible with the CFX96™, CFX96 Touch™, CFX Connect™, CFX384™, CFX384 Touch™, and MiniOpticon™ real-time PCR detection systems.

For further details about CFX Manager 3.0, please visit

About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and 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. The Company 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 100,000 research and industry customers worldwide through its global network of operations. The company employs over 7,100 people globally and had revenues exceeding $2 billion in 2011. For more information, visit

For more information contact:

Richard Kurtz

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.


Ken Li

Chempetitive Group

312-997-2436 x 109

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