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Männedorf, Switzerland, October 25, 2011 – Tecan's Pressure Monitored Pipetting (PMP™) option for Freedom EVO® workstations is providing Swiss BioQuant with real-time quality control to help to ensure reliable sample preparation. Christoph Siethoff, President and CEO of Swiss BioQuant, said: "We deal with difficult matrices every day, and pipetting of both plasma and urine samples can be challenging as clogging of pipette tips is a common problem."
"From experience, we knew Tecan's liquid handling workstations were robust and reliable and we also knew the flexibility of the Freedom EVOware® software. The option of monitoring our processes with a PMP module confirmed our decision to choose Tecan's equipment. PMP checks all our liquid handling processes, allowing real-time monitoring of critical aspiration and dispensing steps to identify any pipetting errors. It is easy to use and ensures that any errors are immediately identified, giving us the option to rectify the problem or repeat samples as necessary and eliminating the risk of generating erroneous results."
"In the past, some customers have questioned whether manual sample preparation procedures are better than automation, but PMP gives us far better sample security than we could ever achieve in manual processes. Our customers can be sure they are getting reliable results and we are confident that we are providing them with a first-rate service," concluded Christoph.
To find out more on Tecan's Pressure Monitored Pipetting option, visit www.tecan.com/pmp
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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, 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).