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Männedorf, Switzerland, May 22, 2012 – Tecan is working with the Chinese Society of Blood Transfusion in a bid to steadily improve both the capabilities and the quality of blood screening services, sharing its expertise and knowledge of quality control and quality assurance with the laboratories based at the Chinese blood centers and blood banks. At the 2011 Annual Conference of the Yunnan province blood centers and blood banks, Günter Weisshaar, Senior Vice President of Tecan and Head of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, raised the quality standard of the local blood screening facilities to new heights by introducing the concept of enterprise risk management and its impact on blood safety assurance.
The presentation triggered a tremendous discussion among the conference delegates. Many were motivated to request Tecan’s advice and assistance in implementing their own schemes to ensure that blood centers and blood banks are prepared for any unexpected disaster that could lead to a breakdown in their ability to process blood. Tonghan Yang, Director of the Kunming Blood Center, commented: “As our standard operating procedures and quality control systems mature, the focus of our attention to further improve blood safety is now shifting to risk management, and Tecan’s presentation was both timely and very helpful. Tecan’s helping hand to guide us through this journey will be greatly appreciated.”
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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).