Case Study Bio-Rad DNA Replication Device



Company: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (Bio-Rad), is a manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products.

Problem: This was an existing DNA Replication product which Bio-Rad had been producing. The original embedded design contained several boards. The company wished to consolidate the board-level electronics to increase device reliability and lower costs.

Answer: The circuitry was re-designed by WIN Enterprises, and the number of boards was reduced to a single motherboard resulting in lower costs and improved reliability. WIN's R&D efforts resulted in a custom board for DNA duplication and study with the IP owned by Bio-Rad.

The V1 design was updated a couple of years later to further streamline the embedded computing components to a motherboard and single daughter card. At the same time a new processor was implemented.

WIN manages the product life cycle of the embedded technology of the device, in part through the pre-purchase and stocking of the board's components over its planned life cycle. Along with hardware improvements, the customer has significantly evolved the user interface of the product to maintain it competitiveness. The product is proven, popular and easy to use.

WIN is helping manage the product’s life-cycle past its normal end-of-life (EOL) so the company can reap the benefits of a cash cow and also push out the expensive certification process required by a future generation device.

WIN Enterprises is ISO 9001 certified manufacturer.


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