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03/06/2007

Tecan and VWR announce a strategic alliance for microarray products and microplate readers



Tecan and VWR International, Inc., have announced a strategic alliance to unite the strengths of each company and together provide Tecan's cutting edge microarray instruments and microplate readers to the global research market. The collaboration takes advantage of VWR's BioSciences program, which aims to provide researchers with the highest quality services and products available, whatever their application, and a comprehensive sales network - including more than 120 sales representatives worldwide and 15 BioSciences managers in Europe alone. Tecan's range of technically excellent microarray products and microplate readers offer perfect solutions for customers of the BioSciences program working in all areas of drug discovery and life science.

Siegfried Sasshofer, Head of Marketing for Tecan's Detection business unit, said, "Tecan's products and technical expertise complement the VWR's BioSciences program very well, and together we can build on our respective strengths in high end instrumentation and well-developed customer relationships. The close collaboration of both teams will benefit research communities in the US and in Europe, helping them to find the best solutions and allowing them to excel in their respective fields."

Matt Malenfant Senior VP and President Global Lab Business commented, "The BioSciences program is an investment by VWR to extend our offering of research instruments for our customers' drug discovery and development needs. Establishing a partnership with Tecan accomplishes this, offering an industry leader in laboratory automation and detection instrumentation to our broad reach of customers. Our mutual commitment to excellence will most certainly drive value for our customers."

Source: Tecan




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