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Männedorf, Switzerland, October6, 2011 – Tecan is a leading global provider of advanced laboratory automation solutions across a wide range of sectors and, to reflect the Company’s international position, this year’s Tecan Symposium will be held in Shanghai, China, from the 2nd to 4th of November. Now in its fourth year, the popular Tecan Symposium brings together prominent scientists from a broad spectrum of scientific backgrounds, combining a unique scientific symposium with a relaxed environment to discuss the latest trends and developments in life sciences.
The topic of this year’s symposium is ‘Translational Medicine: From bench to bedside and back’, and will cover a wide range of scientific topics in this rapidly expanding area of research. Divided into translational medicine and biobanking sessions, the symposium will feature a number of high profile speakers – including CEO of the Coriell Institute, Dr Michael Christman, Director of Translational Research Informatics Center, Dr Masanori Fukushima, and Dr Huanming Yang, President of the Beijing Genomics Institute. Alongside the main presentations, the Tecan Symposium provides guests with an open forum to discuss the latest technological innovations and current issues in research, providing an unparalleled opportunity to advance our understanding of the world around us while enjoying Tecan’s hospitality.
To find out more about the Tecan Symposium, including details regarding free registration, visit www.tecan.com/symposium2011
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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).