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August 11, 2020 | Customer News

Tecan expands presence in the United States with new distribution agreement for detection instruments and consumables


The Tecan-Thomas Scientific agreement will provide wider access to Tecan detection instruments and consumables across the US


Maennedorf, Switzerland, July 11, 2020 – Tecan is excited to announce an agreement with Thomas Scientific, a distributor of laboratory solutions and equipment, to support the sales of Tecan’s detection instruments and consumables portfolio in the US. This collaboration will allow Tecan to expand its presence for these product lines and reach a wider customer base across the academic and biotech communities.

Tecan is known worldwide for its industry-leading automated liquid handling systems and complete portfolio of detection instruments. Tecan’s flexible single and multimode microplate readers can be configured for a variety of assays or experiments, and are complemented by the company's plate washers, consumables, software and other tools to deliver exceptional performance to every lab.

This Tecan-Thomas agreement will allow labs to purchase Tecan's range of consumables and detection instruments alongside their regular stocking orders from a single vendor. It gives lab managers more control over inventory management – due to the simplified ordering process – and procurement managers have more purchasing power as a result of volume discounts.

Lynda Banig, President of Tecan America, said: “We are delighted to partner with Thomas Scientific as the latest distributor of our products. Tecan has a solution for every lab, and we are confident that, with the network of technical experts at Thomas Scientific, we can further empower labs across the United States.”

Mike Klipstein, Chief Commercial Officer at Thomas Scientific, commented: “Our highly trained technical consultants offer unbiased advice to support great science, ensuring that every customer has the best laboratory solutions to meet their needs. Thanks to this agreement, we can now recommend Tecan's broad detection instrument and consumables portfolio to help labs optimize their workflows.”



For more information please contact

Scott Melzer
Vice President of Business Development



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 2019, Tecan generated sales of CHF 637 million (USD 643 million; EUR 574 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN; ISIN CH0012100191).



About Thomas Scientific

Thomas Scientific (www.thomassci.com)is a fast-growing distributor of laboratory products and equipment used by the scientific and research community. Thomas Scientific distributes nearly 1,000,000 products from more than 1,300 suppliers to over 9,000 customers in all 50 states and internationally. Products include laboratory equipment, consumables, chemicals, and safety products. Thomas Scientific and all of its employees are committed to offering quality laboratory products while catering to the unique needs of the individual customer. Since 1900, our dedication to provide the best in science products with personal, efficient service sets Thomas apart from the competition. Whether you work in a lab setting or perform your testing in the field, Thomas Scientific has the products you need.