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September 30, 2009 | Customer News

Tecan’s clever tip packaging saves on space and waste


Tecan’s clever tip packaging saves on space and waste


Tecan’s nested disposable tips for the MultiChannel Arm™ 96 (MCA 96) are now routinely used by the In vitro Enzymology and Drug-Drug Interaction Group at Roche, Switzerland, offering significant space and waste savings compared to conventional disposable tips. In combination with the team’s Freedom EVO® workstations, these new tips allow significantly increased throughput, enabling greater assay speed and flexibility.


Nested MCA 96 disposable tips require less storage space than conventional non-nested disposable tips, allowing 3840 disposable tips to be loaded into one Te-Stack™ column, giving a four-fold increase in tip capacity on the system over conventional tips. In addition, using nested disposable tips also means the group generates far less waste than before, saving on waste disposal costs. This makes a real difference for the In vitro Enzymology and Drug-Drug Interaction laboratory, which consumes around 900,000 disposable tips annually.


To find out more on Tecan’s MCA 96 disposable tips, visit www.tecan.com/mca96diti



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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 automation solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. With its subsidiary REMP (www.remp.com), Tecan is the market leader in automated laboratory storage and logistics systems. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments and diagnostic laboratories. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both North America and Europe and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2008, Tecan generated sales of CHF 396 million (USD 366.7 million; EUR 250.7 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/Swiss security number: 1210019).