Bio-Rad Laboratories plans to launch its first PCR-based molecular diagnostics platform sometime in the next month, the company's CEO said at an investor conference held this week.

Speaking at the UBS Global Life Sciences conference in New York on Monday, Bio-Rad Laboratories President and CEO Norman Schwartz told attendees that Bio-Rad planned to launch the platform to test for sexually transmitted diseases. The new system will be based on an existing Bio-Rad real-time PCR detection system, though which one is unclear.

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