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Sias joins Tecan Partnering

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.

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Tecan @ AACC 2015

The clinical community enjoyed another successful AACC exhibition, giving delegates from around the world the opportunity to learn about the latest developments for clinical research and diagnostics.

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Tecan UK customers gather at historic Hinxton Hall

The Tecan UK User Meeting 2013 provided the perfect opportunity for members of the automation community to network with other users, discussing a wide array of applications.

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Dako Omnis helping to accelerate cancer diagnostics

The Dako Omnis platform – developed and manufactured by Tecan – offers complete automation of both immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH) protocols.

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Educating tomorrow’s scientists

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.

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IBL International joins the Tecan family

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.

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Monitoring the quality of beer a unique collaboration

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.

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Tecan Symposium comes to Boston

The fifth annual Tecan Symposium will be visiting the historical US coastal city of Boston, Massachusetts, from the 23rd to the 25th of October.

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Cornell Cup success for Tecan-sponsored team

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.

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40 years of Cavro®

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.

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Increased flexibility and choice for Cavro® Centris Pump

The state-of-the-art Cavro Centris Pump is now available with a range of glass syringes and plastic valves to complement the existing portfolio of long-life ceramic components.

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Tecan enjoys success at 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition

Tecan attended the 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, China, from 19th to 21st of June 2012.

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Cornelias celebrates 25 years at Tecan Group Ltd.

Celebrations were in order in June, as customer service representative Cornelias Rushing reached the landmark 25 years of service at Tecan US. Cornelias joined Tecan in 1987.

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Tecan US relocates to bigger and better premises

July this year saw Tecan US relocate from the Durham premises it had occupied for the past 21 years to a new, larger facility in the nearby Morrisville area of Raleigh.

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Introducing David Martyr

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.

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Historic Boston plays host to the fifth Tecan Symposium

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.

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The Tecan-Fudan University Demo lab opens in Shanghai

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.

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New Biophysics Austria award for young investigators

The Hansgeorg Schindler Young Investigator Award is a new award designed to promote collaboration between the Austrian biophysics community and leading academic centers around the world.

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Customers celebrate the launch of Tecan Australia

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.

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2012 Tecan Symposium – mass spectrometry

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'.

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Direct Digital Titration triumphs at SLAS2012

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.

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China Strategy Project provides new investment in Asian market

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.

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Tecan Award 2011 winner announced

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.

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Tecan-sponsored graduate team triumphs in Californian sun

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.

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Gambarou Nippon! Let's do our best together Japan!

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.

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4th Tecan Symposium enjoys Chinese success

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.

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Customers benefit as Tecan Australia becomes a subsidiary

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.

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Freedom EVO® workstation configured for blood centers

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.

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LabAutomation 2011

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.

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Tecan and HP to develop new drug-dispensing solutions for research

Tecan and HP have entered into an agreement to commercialize a new automation solution for pharmaceutical drug discovery, based on HP’s high performance inkjet dispensing technology.

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Tecan and Attana sign North America distribution agreement

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.

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30 years of Tecan

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.

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Moving on to new challenges – Martin von Lueder

President of Tecan Europe, Martin von Lueder, talks about his years with Tecan.

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Creative customer competition – We love our Tecan

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.

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A meeting of minds for worldrenowned scientists

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.

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Read. Wash. Win(ner)!

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.

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Tecan enjoys success at China Forum on Transfusion Medicine 2010

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.

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Tecan and pION offer new automated drug screening solution

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.

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Tecan to supply fully automated solution for Hologic Cervista® HPV tests

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.

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Tecan supports ELRIG sponsorship of 'TechnoBotts'

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.

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Tecan hits the road

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.

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Show us how much you love your Tecan and win a party for your team!

Tecan is proud to have been a true pioneer in the liquid handling market for three decades, and we really hope you value your Tecan as much as we live making them for you.

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Responding to the Chinese earthquake efforts

Tecan donates a Freedom EVO workstation for identification of victims.

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Tecan symposium 2008

‘Biologics: from benchtop to production’.

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Automated cell culturing and analysis

Tecan and innovatis are working closely together under a new collaborative agreement to jointly market their robotic cell culture workstations and cell detection devices.

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New global supply operation guarantees quick delivery of parts

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.

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Consolidating our organization for customers

A new structure will help to respond faster, in a more flexible way, to our customers and the market in general

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Investing in success

Tecan is investing in focused training for regional service managers

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China and Asia Pacific operations expanded

Tecan has opened its new Asia Pacific region headquarters, based in the heart of Shanghai’s pharmaceutical and life science center

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Asia Pacific Sales Meeting in Japan

Tecan’s Asia Pacific 2008 Sales Meeting was held from February 18 to 19, at the Hotel Nikko (Japan Airlines) Tokyo in Odaiba, located in the Tokyo Bay area.

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Te-Care™ service contracts for peace of mind / New look web content

Tecan has launched Te-Care™ service contracts, offering a consistent service across the world to provide optimal reliability, lifetime and productivity of Tecan systems for all customers.

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Tecan teams up with high profile business partners in a number of new developments

In recent months, even more collaborations with industry partners have come to fruition, bringing application-specific, automated laboratory systems to researchers working in a range of disciplines.

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Tecan’s Freedom EVO® makes its television debut in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

A Tecan Freedom EVO® 150 liquid handling workstation recently starred in a one-hour special episode of the longrunning, forensic science-based television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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Systems biology symposium, a great success

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.

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Training brings the World together

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.

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Bioser Medikal places eight Freedom EVOlyzers® in Turkey

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.

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Tecan and REMP – the perfect synergy

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.

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