Bioline, The PCR Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO), is proud to announce the opening of an office in Singapore to support and grow the Bioline business in Singapore and in Asia. With the opening of the new office; Bioline will provide direct sales, technical support, and training to its existing customers and can also offer a same-day delivery to many of its Singapore-based customers. The investment has included the creation of several Sales and Support positions within the Bioline Singapore office to underpin the increase in service levels. The new location will also be key in the future development of opportunities in the region and provide on-going support to Life Science researchers within Asia. Marco Calzavara, President of Bioline, commented, “The opening of the Singapore office marks a significant milestone for Bioline, allowing us to support our customers in Singapore with enhanced levels of service for our high-performance PCR products. In addition, Singapore shall serve as a hub for Bioline activities in Asia; supporting the needs of our growing customer-base in Asia.” Richard L. Eberly, President of Meridian Life Science, Inc., stated, “We are delighted to open the new Bioline office in Singapore. Our customers can now call us locally, place orders, and receive the goods the same day. This is a further demonstration of our commitment to our life science customers and to bringing innovation and quality products; such as the highly popular SensiFAST TM Real-Time kits and the proven MyTaq TM DNA Polymerase to the research laboratory, clinical diagnostic laboratories, and biotechnology companies.” Bioline supplies customers in over 30 countries worldwide and serves a large and growing PCR reagents market. The Asian market is projected to grow significantly over the next three to five years. The opening of the Singapore office is intended to provide a platform for Bioline to expand into these fast growing markets and to grow its market share globally.