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June 14, 2011 | Customer News

Tecan and Technical Communities sign new government services partnership agreement

Tecan is pleased to announce the signing of a new government services partnership agreement with Technical Communities, Inc. The agreement authorizes Technical Communities to distribute Tecan’s innovative liquid handling platforms, including the Freedom EVO® series and the Freedom EVOlyzer®, as well as Sunrise™ and Infinite® series microplate readers, and HydroFlex™ and HydroSpeed™ washers, to US government organizations. “Tecan is pleased to be working with Technical Communities to offer our government customers more flexibility in how they purchase our instrumentation and workflow solutions,” said Peter Siesel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tecan US.


The Tecan product range will be managed by Technical Communities under General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), providing government agencies with greater access to laboratory instruments and solutions and offering cost savings. “Technical Communities is excited to be able to offer the federal government a safe, efficient and flexible array of laboratory solutions,” commented Peter Ostrow, President and CEO of Technical Communities. “Our expertise in the federal market will help Tecan’s well established reputation in the scientific community achieve greater reach into US government purchasing organizations.


To find out more about Tecan’s innovative product range, visit http://www.tecan.com/




For more information please contact

Tecan Trading AG
Tanja Sager
Seestrasse 103
CH-8708 Männedorf

Tel +41 (0)44 922 81 11
Fax +41 (0)44 922 81 12



Technical Communities, Inc.
James Ferraro
1000 Cherry Ave. Suite 100
San Bruno, CA 94066

Tel +1 650-794-3739
Fax +1 650-624-0535






About Tecan

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, 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 2010, Tecan generated sales of CHF 371 million (USD 356 million; EUR 269 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/ ISIN: 1210019).



About Technical Communities

Companies who sell to the government rely on Technical Communities for proven go-to-market solutions to grow sales, lower costs and reduce risks. We use our contracting expertise and powerful technology solutions to enable organizations to more effectively manage contracts, sales, marketing and procurement. Technical Communities has offices in the California's Silicon Valley and the Washington, DC area. The company is owner and operator of marketplaces www.gsamart.com, www.testmart.com, www.navicpmart.com, www.eurekaspot.com, and government business and procurement content network including www.govcontractsmagazine.com. For more information, visit www.technicalcommunities.com.