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Männedorf, Switzerland, April 16, 2013 – Tecan has launched a new online training tool – the Tecan Academy – that makes it easier than ever before for customers to optimize their instrument use. Convenient andaffordable, this web-based portal is the ideal bridge between an initial introduction in the laboratory and in-depth classroom training. It enables users to improve their instrument knowledge and skills at a time and pace that suits their individual needs. Initially offered in the USA and Canada, this tool will be rolled out worldwide, providing certified training and increased productivity from the comfort of your own laboratory.
Each Training and Certification module is divided into individual chapters, with clearly defined learning objectives, and covers basic knowledge for any operator. It offers a choice of engaging, interactive content – including videos, 3D graphics and software walkthroughs – to create a unique and effective learning experience. Each module finishes with a test, and provides an online certificate of competence. Individual users can register for the Tecan Academy using a unique Access Key that is valid for one year, providing unlimited access to an evolving library of content.
To find out more about the Tecan Academy or request a quote, visit www.tecan.com/academy
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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).