Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics, and clinical diagnostics. The company specializes in the development, production and distribution of instruments and automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. As an original equipment manufacturer, Tecan is also a leader in developing and manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by partner companies. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both Europe and North America and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2009, Tecan generated sales of CHF 392 million (USD 361.2 million; EUR 259.6 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/ ISIN CH0012100191).
Rheonix Inc, a molecular diagnostics device manufacturer based in Ithaca, New York, has integrated Tecan's Cavro® Air Displacement Pipettor (ADP) into its EncompassMDx™ molecular platform, providing complete automation of sample processing and analysis using Rheonix CARD® technology.
Researchers at The Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics at the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, have invested in an HS 4800™ Pro automated hybridization station and two PowerScanner™ units from Tecan for processing protein microarrays.
Tecan and TAP Biosystems, a leading supplier of innovative cell culture systems, have announced a co-marketing agreement to further expand the automated 3D cell culture capabilities of the Freedom EVO® liquid handling platform.
The Dittmer Lab at the University of North Carolina is using a Freedom EVO® 150 with an integrated LightCycler® 480 Real-Time PCR System to perform research activities and investigate the biology of viral cancers, such as those caused by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV).
Researchers in the Institute of Applied Microbiology at Giessen University, Germany, have developed a microplate-based assay for online testing of the effects of metal nanoparticles using an Infinite® M200 microplate reader from Tecan.
Tecan has signed a co-marketing agreement with Reinnervate, a leading company in the 3D cell culture market, to develop a range of automated solutions based on the Freedom EVO® liquid handling workstations and Reinnervate's Alvetex®Scaffold 3D cell culturing technology.
The annual Tecan Symposium will be held in the US for the first time this year, from the 23rd to the 25th of October, at the beautiful Taj Hotel in the historical and picturesque surroundings of Boston, Massachusetts.
The P4 Inserm-Jean Mérieux laboratory in Lyon is Europe's largest high security pathogen laboratory, and relies on the flexibility, robustness and reliability of Tecan's Infinite® 200 PRO monochromator-based microplate reader for use with Risk Group 4 pathogens including the Ebola, Marburg, Lassa, Nipah and Hendra viruses.
The First Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition held in San Diego, California, in February heralded success for Tecan, with the new HP D300 Digital Dispenser receiving the SLAS2012 New Product Award Designation.
Picarro, a laboratory instrument manufacturer specializing in isotope analysis for the environmental sector, is using Tecan's Cavro® Centris Pumps as part of an innovative atmospheric water vapor isotope analyzer.
Tecan has partnered with Artel - the worldwide leader in liquid handling quality assurance - to offer the QC Kit, a fully integrated performance verification solution for its Freedom EVO liquid handling workstations.
Tecan's Infinite® M1000 multimode microplate reader has enabled scientists in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU), USA, to develop a high throughput system for reporter-based drug screening assays.
An amazing collaboration between staff from Tecan, Children's Hospital Boston, and Brigham and Women's Hospital has resulted in the donation of a Tecan Sunrise™ microplate reader to Mongolian medical researchers.
Tecan recently hosted the fourth annual Tecan Symposium, welcoming leading genomics, proteomics and biobanking experts from around the globe to discuss this year's topic; Translational Medicine: From bench to bedside and back.
The ongoing collaboration between Tecan and Attana has led to this announcement of an extended distribution agreement under which Tecan will distribute Attana's label-free biosensor instruments and quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) assay technology in Europe.
Tecan is a leading global provider of advanced laboratory automation solutions across a wide range of sectors and, to reflect the Company's international position, this year's Tecan Symposium will be held in Shanghai, China, from the 2nd to 4th of November.
Tecan has launched a new generation of high quality MCA 384 Disposable Tips designed to optimize the performance and reliability of the versatile MultiChannel Arm™ (MCA) 384 pipetting option on Freedom EVO® workstations.