Bio-Rad Announces Mini-Protean Tetra Cell Users Website
News Aug 20, 2008
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has announced the introduction of www.mytetracell.com, a new online social networking site created for current and new Bio-Rad Mini-PROTEAN® system users to share and exchange ideas and information.
Once registered, the user can explore the many features of the site and earn points that may be redeemed for promotional items.
Designed to promote information sharing and networking amongst life scientists, mytetracell.com features include multiple forums where users can share ideas and thoughts, test their knowledge, explore and contribute to the photo gallery, take a product tour of the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra cell, visit the “Tetrastore” for promotional items and access regional promotions that are regularly updated.
“In our technology-driven research environment, the internet has become a valuable tool to connect, share, and disperse information. We are proud to launch mytetracell.com as an informational tool for protein research scientists around the world,” said Jeff Xu, product manager for Bio-Rad Laboratories.
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