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Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO) - Get Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class A Report completed the acquisition of Blackhawk BioSystems, a San Ramon, Calif.-based manufacturer of quality control products for use in laboratories that perform infectious disease testing procedures.

Terms weren't disclosed.

Founded in 1989, Blackhawk BioSystems is a privately held company whose product offerings include the complete line of Virotrol independent quality assurance reagents that are used along with commercially available testing procedures for hepatitis, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and a variety of other test procedures such as assays for congenital diseases, Epstein-Barr Virus, H.pylori and Lyme.

"With the acquisition of Blackhawk BioSystems infectious disease controls," the Hercules, Calif., company said, "Bio-Rad will be able to offer a broader line of quality control products for the clinical laboratory."

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