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Männedorf, Switzerland, April 30, 2013 – 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. The CARD system allows complete automation of nucleic acid testing of various biological sample types, including FFPE (formalin fixed paraffin embedded) samples, using a single disposable device. Each CARD contains all the pumps, valves, microchannels, reservoirs and reaction chambers required to perform a wide range of assays, using patented technology to control fluid flow.
Dr Richard Montagna, Senior Vice President for Corporate Business Development and Scientific Affairs at Rheonix, explained why Rheonix chose Tecan: “Rather than develop our own pipetting system for reagent addition, our engineers looked at thirdparty devices from several OEM manufacturers to perform this essential task. We chose the Cavro ADP for its combination of accuracy, robustness and competitive pricing, and we are not aware of any other pipetting system that has the same breadth of capabilities. It can handle a wide range of materials and volumes, and we were confident that this flexibility, combined with the use of Tecan’s high quality disposable tips, would allow constant and reliable walkaway operation of the EncompassMDx workstation.”
To learn more about the Cavro ADP, visit www.tecan.com/adp
For more information please contact
Tecan Trading AG
Cornelia Kegele, Antonietta Allocca
Tel +41 (0)44 922 81 11
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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 automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments, and forensic and diagnostic laboratories. As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), 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 2011, Tecan generated sales of CHF 377 million (USD 424 million; EUR 306 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/Swiss security number: 1210019).