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): May 3, 2011 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) Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions: / / Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act 17 CFR 230.425) / / Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12) / / Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)) / / Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)) Item 8.01 Other Events A copy of the press release issued by Techne Corporation on May 3, 2011, announcing a cash dividend is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits (d) Exhibits 99.1 Press Release dated May 3, 2011. 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: May 3, 2011 TECHNE CORPORATION By: /s/ Thomas E. Oland --------------------------- Name: Thomas E. Oland Title: President and Chief Executive Officer EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit No. Description ----------- ----------- 99.1 Press release of Techne Corporation dated May 3, 2011.