ORLANDO, Fla. — Bio-Rad Chairman David Schwartz will tell you that he is not involved in the day-to-day running of the Hercules, Calif.-based molecular biology tools company, but the 80-year-old co-founder of the company does have a stake in the firm.

On Tuesday, Schwartz, who stepped down as Bio-Rad's CEO in 2002, spoke at a company media event at Pittcon 2005, held here through Friday.

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