Automated Cell Biology Workflows with Tecan and Miltenyi Biotec

BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany, and MANNEDORF, Switzerland, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - Tecan is working with Miltenyi Biotec, a leading provider of cell biology solutions, to develop a range of automated solutions for cell biology, based on the powerful MACS(R) Magnetic bead technology. This new agreement will allow customers to benefit from the advanced capabilities of Tecan's Freedom EVO(R) liquid handling platforms when performing a wide range of separation, cultivation and analysis processes for cells and biomolecules.

Tecan will be supporting full integration of the MultiMACS(TM) Separator family of biomolecular and cellular separation devices onto the deck of the instrument, as well as providing software solutions for straightforward incorporation of complete Miltenyi Biotec systems, including the autoMACS(R) Pro Separator, the gentleMACS(TM) Dissociator and the MACSQuant(R) Analyzer. "We are extremely pleased to be working together with Miltenyi Biotec to provide valuable automated solutions to our customers in this fast growing area of cell biology," commented Christoph Kaufmann, Tecan's Head of Product Management and Marketing.

"Miltenyi Biotec's expertise in cellular biology and the flexible range of high quality products will now come with the added advantages of automation, ensuring that our customers will benefit from an unrivalled portfolio of solutions for processing and analysis of cells and biomolecules," added Uwe Janssen, Business Development at Miltenyi Biotec.

For more information about automated solutions based on MACS Technology, please visit http://www.miltenyibiotec.com/automation. To find out more on Tecan's range of automated cell biology solutions, visit http://www.tecan.com/cellbiology.

About Miltenyi Biotec

Miltenyi Biotec's company mission is to improve scientific understanding and medical progress by providing products and services for cellular therapies. With approx. 1100 employees in 18 countries, Miltenyi Biotec develops, manufactures, and commercializes innovations for both research and clinical applications. The portfolio provides integrated solutions for all areas covering sample preparation, cell separation, cell culture, flow cytometry, and molecular analysis. Visit http://www.miltenyibiotec.com to learn more.

About Tecan

Tecan (http://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 automation solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. With its subsidiary REMP (http://www.remp.com), Tecan is the market leader in automated laboratory storage and logistics systems. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments and diagnostic laboratories. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both North America and Europe and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2008, Tecan generated sales of CHF 396 million (USD 366.7 million; EUR 250.7 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/Swiss security number: 1210019).

For further information: About Miltenyi Biotec: Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 68, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, T: +49-2204-8306-0, F: +49-2204-85197, automation@miltenyibiotec.com, http://www.miltenyibiotec.com; Press contact: Prof. Dr. Uwe Heinlein, Corporate Communications, T: +49-2204-8306-6590, uweh@miltenyibiotec.de; About Tecan: Tecan Group Ltd, Seestrasse 103, CH-8708, Mannedorf, T +41-44-922-81-11, F +41-44-922-81-12, info@tecan.com, http://www.tecan.com; Press contact: Tanja Kaiser, Marketing Communications, +41-44-922-8308, Tanja.Kaiser@tecan.com