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EX-99.1 - EARNINGS RELEASE DATED FEBRUARY 5, 2013 - TECHNE CORP /MN/earningsreleasefeb2013.txt

                      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                FORM 8-K

                              CURRENT REPORT

                  PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                     SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

    Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 5, 2013

                            TECHNE CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


       Minnesota                     0-17272             41-1427402
(State or Other Jurisdiction       (Commission         I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)                  File Number)      Identification No.)

                614 Mckinley Place NE
                   Minneapolis, MN                       55413
       (Address of Principal Executive Offices)       (Zip Code)

     Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (612) 379-8854

                              Not Applicable
      (Former Name or Former Address, if changed since Last Report)

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition A copy of the press release issued by Techne Corporation on February 5, 2013, describing the results of operations for the quarter and six months ended December 31, 2012 and its financial condition as of December 31, 2012, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. The information in this Form 8-K and the Exhibits attached hereto shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing. Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits (d) Exhibits 99.1 Press Release dated February 5, 2013. SIGNATURE Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. Dated: February 5, 2013 TECHNE CORPORATION By: /s/ Gregory J. Melsen --------------------------- Name: Gregory J. Melsen Title: Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit No. Description ----------- ----------- 99.1 Press release of Techne Corporation dated February 5, 2013.