Sias – a leading OEM supplier of laboratory automation solutions – has joined the Tecan Group, adding complementary new platforms, capabilities and expertise to customers of Tecan Partnering. A dedicated OEM supplier, Sias is committed to the highest quality standards and building close relationships with its customers to ensure projects are delivered in the shortest possible time.
Tecan Austria’s long-term collaboration with the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences has resulted in a national prize for Bachelor student Doris Rieder from the Austrian Society for Biomedical Scientists, and takes another step in the right direction with a project aimed at school children, teaching them about a healthy lifestyle.
IBL International – a leading provider of microplate-based immunoassays – has recently become part of the Tecan Group. Offering one of the widest ranges of specialty diagnostic assays for use in research and clinical laboratories, IBL International is a perfect strategic fit with Tecan’s long tradition of serving the clinical market with advanced laboratory automation instruments optimized for immunoassay processing.
Tecan has collaborated with HLFS Ursprung and the Stiegl brewery to optimize the HybriScan™D Beer method for the quality control of micro-organisms affecting the taste of beer on an Infinite® M200 PRO multimode reader.
A Tecan-sponsored team of students from the Weiss Laboratory for Synthetic Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, recently enjoyed success at the Cornell Cup USA competition in Florida.
As we reach the milestone anniversary of 40 years of Cavro, Tecan Systems’ Site Manager Nora Tryhorn takes stock and looks forward to a prosperous and successful future for Tecan’s components business.
Just a few weeks into his new role, Tecan Group CEO Dr David Martyr took some time out of his busy schedule to talk about his previous roles and experience, and look ahead to a challenging and exciting future with Tecan.
Mass spectrometry (MS) experts gathered in the historic city of Boston for the fifth annual Tecan Symposium, exploring how this technology is becoming a critical tool for a wide variety of applications.
Tecan and Fudan University in Shanghai have joined forces to open a demonstration laboratory in the University’s School of Pharmacy. The laboratory was opened in October 2012, at a ceremony attended by dignitaries, fellow scientists and colleagues from the Shanghai area.
Tecan recently invited customers from around Australasia to mark the inauguration of Tecan Australia as a fully owned Tecan subsidiary, with a series of launch events in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Tecan is proud to announce its fifth Tecan Symposium, to be held this year from the 23rd to the 25th of October in Boston, USA. This year's topic will be 'Mass spectrometry – the expanding role in life sciences and diagnostics'.
The first annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition held in San Diego, California, in February heralded success for Tecan, with the HP D300 Digital Dispenser receiving the SLAS2012 New Product Award Designation.
When Tecan established its Beijing representative office in 2004, customer service and support were already important components for the development of our business in China. This was strengthened in 2008 by the creation of Tecan's Asia Pacific Headquarters, with local service manager Hua Zhang and Johann Prossinger, originally from Tecan Austria, tasked with developing the local service capabilities.
Established in 2010 to celebrate the innovation and ingenuity of Tecan's loyal customers, the Tecan Award highlights some impressive and imaginative uses for the Company's detection instruments. We are pleased to announce that the 2011 award has been won by Svenja Kristina Holle from the University Hospital of Muenster (UHM), Germany, for her work with an Infinite® 200 microplate reader.
Tecan is pleased to announce that a Company-sponsored team has won the KeckGraduate Institute (KGI) Team Masters Project (TMP) Collaborative Excellence Award, partof the Institute's Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree program focusing on business andmanagement skills within the life science sector. The TMP is the capstone of the MBSprogram, and is designed to encourage innovative, application-focused thinkingas multidisciplinary teams of postgraduate students work with industry figures to solvereal problems using novel and existing technologies.
In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, tsunami and radiation threat in March, there was widespread fear that this disaster would also impact on Japan's national economy, with the country being left behind in the global market.
Tecan recently hosted the fourth annual Tecan Symposium, welcoming leading genomics, proteomics and biobanking experts from around the globe to discuss this year’s topic; Translational Medicine: From bench to bedside and back.
Customers in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands have welcomed the news that in early 2012 Tecan Australia became a fully owned Tecan subsidiary. A new facility in Melbourne and local presence in several major cities reflects Tecan’s uniquely strong commitment and continuing investment in the Australasian market. The new Melbourne base houses a comprehensive sales and support organization, complete with a workshop and additional facilities for customer training and demonstrations.
Delegates from blood centers across China recently enjoyed a visit to Tecan’s European development facilities in order to share their experiences and give their input on performing high quality ELISAs within blood banking laboratories.
This year’s ALA LabAutomation Conference celebrated 15 years of bringing together science, technology and industry to showcase the latest developments in laboratory automation. Held in Palm Springs Convention Center, California, this annual event provides a unique opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues from around the world, while exploring exciting new developments in laboratory automation. With attendance up on last year, Tecan enjoyed another successful exhibition, and customers old and new visited the Tecan booth to discover the Company’s latest offerings for the life science sector.
Tecan has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Attana AB – a leading manufacturer of quartz crystal microbalance biosensor instruments – for the distribution, service and support of Attana’s instruments and assay technology in North America.
We are proud to have been true pioneers in the liquid handling market for three decades, and we really hope you value your Tecan as much as we love making them for you. As Tecan turns 30, here is how we celebrated across the world.
Earlier this year we launched a competition inviting you to show us how much you love your Tecan and win a party for your team. We have received some great, creative photos showing just how important Tecan systems are to your teams, a selection of which are illustrated. We hope you enjoy working with your instruments as much as we love making them for you.
Salzburg in Austria was the beautiful autumn setting for Tecan’s third symposium, where key thought leaders from Europe, the US, Asia and Australia came together to discuss this year’s topic – Applying Genomic Technologies – in an informal and stimulating atmosphere.
Tecan is pleased to announce the winner of the first ever Tecan Detection Award. The award is designed to celebrate the innovation and ingenuity of our loyal customers, and we have been overwhelmed by your response to this inaugural competition. We received a lot of strong entries (look out for some of these in future issues of the Tecan Journal), and we would like to thank all those who submitted abstracts of their work. Choosing just a single winner was very difficult, but we would like to congratulate Dr Francisco Quintana from the Center for Neurologic Diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, for his pioneering work on the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) using human and zebrafish antigen microarrays.
Tecan recently attended the 5th National Congress of the Chinese Society of Blood Transfusion (CSBT) and China Forum on Transfusion Medicine 2010 at the Pride International Conference Centre of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, China. This international event attracted more than 1,000 experts from around the world to discuss the current challenges, trends and innovations in blood transfusion medicine.
Following on from the successful launch of manual assay systems for permeability and solubility, Tecan and ION INC have co-developed an automated solution for drug permeability and solubility screening. This new solution is both scalable and upgradable according to the user’s changing requirements, from the entry level manual technique to a fully automated system for high throughput applications.
Tecan has made a global OEM agreement with Hologic, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics and surgical products for the healthcare needs of women, to supply a fully automated solution for Hologic’s Cervista molecular diagnostics human papillomavirus (HPV) tests.
Tecan continues to encourage the growth of innovative technology through a donation to help European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (ELRIG), at the ELRIG Drug Discovery conference, gold-sponsored by Tecan, in Liverpool, UK in September 2009. Tecan contributed to the sponsorship of a promising group of young automation specialists named TechnoBotts, a UK-based team of teenage robotics developers.
Over the last few month, Tecan application specialists around the world have been organizing roadshows and seminars to discuss the benefits of laboratory automation with customers from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and academic sectors.
Tecan’s restructured global demand planning operations has been running since July 2009, supplying stock through two central warehouses in Bad Sackingen, Germany and Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, as well as two local warehouses in China and Japan, to ensure faster delivery of Tecan spare parts and consumables products.
Our systems biology symposium, held in mid-September on the shores of Lake Zürich, presented a rare opportunity for leading scientists working at the forefront of research to meet together in an informal atmosphere.
At Tecan, we pride ourselves on an excellent reputation for training and, in the past year, our expertise in this area has helped to develop and encourage good relations with regulatory authorities and governing bodies all over the World.
Throughout 2005, the Company has placed no fewer than eight Freedom EVOlyzer 100/4 at five different sites in Turkey, and Bioser’s Freedom EVOlyzer team has implemented over 15 different assays from renowned reagent manufacturers.
In June 2005, the Tecan Group of companies acquired REMP. Bernhard Iseli, COO of REMP and an employee for four years, talks about the change of direction for REMP now that it is part of the Tecan Group.