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July 31, 2002 | Customer News

Tecan and Abbott to continue co-promotion of the Genesis Freedom FE500 pre-analytical workstation on a non-exclusive basis

  • Abbott and Tecan to continue promotion of the FE500 for pre-analytical automation in clinical diagnostics
  • Tecan assumes responsibility for further promotion of the system worldwide
  • New platform combinations to be explored

Zurich, Switzerland, 31 July 2002 – Tecan, a leading player in the Life Sciences supply industry, today announced that according to their contractual agreement, Abbott will pursue the distribution of Tecan’s highly successful Genesis Freedom FE500 pre-analytical workstation on a non exclusive basis. Abbott and Tecan will continue to promote the FE500 for pre-analytical automation in the clinical laboratory allowing Abbott customers to automate all essential steps in the pre-analytical work area. Tecan will actively promote the system through its sales force on a worldwide basis and will explore the suitability of the system in combination with other analyser platforms available in the diagnostic market place.

Emile Sutcliffe, Chief Executive Officer of the Tecan Group, commented: “Tecan has decided to focus on its role as a platform provider and will be providing customers an enhanced service by supporting multiple analyser platforms with the FE500. Our long standing collaboration with Abbott has been very productive and will remain strong. We will continue to grow the pre-analytics franchise with Abbott building on their extensive experience as a key player in clinical diagnostics.”     

For more information, please contact :

Tecan:

Dr. Emile C. Sutcliffe
Chief Executive Officer
Tel.: +41 (0)44 922 81 11
Fax: +41 (0)44 922 88 89
e-mail: investor@tecan.com
Internet: www.tecan.com

Rochat & Partners:

Rochat & Partners
Christophe Lamps 
Tel.: +41 (0)22 786 54 55
Fax: +41 (0)22 786 54 58
e-mail: clamps@rochat-pr.ch