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The University of Chicago’s Cellular Screening Center (CSC) is using Tecan’s Freedom EVO® workstations to provide high throughput cell screening services to the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University.
Sam Bettis, Technical Director at the CSC, explained: “We are a service laboratory, performing various high throughput analysis projects, including whole genome siRNA screening and small molecule screening. When designing the laboratory, we chose the Freedom EVO platforms for their reliability and precision, as well as Tecan’s excellent customer service. Our laboratory can’t afford any downtime, so services like after-care support and annual service contracts are very important.”
“We have a complex automated set-up, and Tecan has helped us with software-related tasks, including integration of a microplate heat sealer and software upgrades. Tecan always responds to our needs very quickly, and we have a fantastic service engineer located here in Chicago. Everybody at Tecan – from sales to service – has been excellent, and there have been few issues. We are very happy with our Tecan workstations, and I have recommended them to several other laboratories.”
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Tecan Group Ltd
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 automation solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. With its subsidiary REMP (www.remp.com), Tecan is the market leader in automated laboratory storage and logistics systems. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments and diagnostic laboratories. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both North America and Europe and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2008, Tecan generated sales of CHF 396 million (USD 366.7 million; EUR 250.7 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/Swiss security number: 1210019).