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Selected issue: 3/2012

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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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Making advances in the battle against autoimmune disease

Scientists at the National Institute of Molecular Genetics in Italy rely on the Freedom EVO® platform for automated diagnostic screening of sera from patients suffering from autoimmune diseases.

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Reprogramming nature

Researchers in the Synthetic Biology Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are using a Freedom EVO® workstation to aid the development of genetic circuits. By automating the laborious liquid handling protocols, the platform has increased throughput from just a few samples to hundreds of experiments a day.

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Rapid, automated isolation of buffy coat benefits DNA extraction

Tecan and the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL) have successfully co-developed an automated platform for buffy coat extraction based on a Freedom EVO® 200 workstation, relieving scientific staff from this time-consuming task and significantly increasing the yield of DNA.

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Investing in the future of drug discovery

Osaka University’s International Drug Discovery Incubation Group opened its doors to drug discovery researchers in western Japan in April 2011, providing access to high throughput technologies including Tecan’s Freedom EVO® liquid handling workstations and Infinite® M1000 microplate reader.

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Protecting the nation

Russia’s Central Tuberculosis Research Institute is using a Freedom EVO® orkstation to help in the fight against tuberculosis. The platform provides fast and secure sample preparation, allowing molecular diagnosis of M. tuberculosis infection in just a few hours.

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Biopharma by designBiopharma by design

Isogenica provides peptide, protein and antibody discovery and design services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and has invested in two Freedom EVO® liquid handling platforms to increase its capacity for the selection of next generation molecules.

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A winning combination for nephrology research

In the last edition of the Tecan Journal we announced the winner of the Tecan Award 2011, Svenja Kristina Holle from the University Hospital of Münster, whose team has developed an ex vivo method for investigating the dynamics of organic cation transport in proximal tubules of the kidney, using an Infinite® 200 PRO microplate reader.

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Joining the digital age

TES Pharma is a specialist biotechnology company which performs molecular, cellular and ADME screening for drug discovery. The Company has recently purchased an HP D300 Digital Dispenser, and is now reaping the benefits of direct titration with improved assay reproducibility and more time to perform exploratory research.

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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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