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A Turnkey Solution For Forensic Identification From Tecan  
11/12/2013 2:07:39 PM

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Genia Geo, based in Montevideo, Uruguay, has chosen Tecan’s HID EVOlution™ system as part of its comprehensive forensic identification services for governments around the world. This one-stop solution encompasses everything from designing and building laboratories to training crime scene investigators and judges, and revolves around Tecan and Life Technologies’ fully validated, walkaway set¬up for robust genetic identification. Dr Carlos Azambuja, President of Genia Geo, explained: “Genia Geo was set up to provide government entities, such as Ministries of the Interior or of Justice, with everything necessary to implement a national system for DNA-based forensic identification. Although we did not have previous experience with Tecan equipment, the HID EVOlution represented a fully integrated processing system that could help to simplify laboratory workflows and improve process security. We were able to visit several other laboratories using the HID EVOlution set-up, and they were very positive about both the equipment and the Tecan service, so we felt very comfortable with our choice.”

“We are still in the early phases of the project, so are not really using these systems to their full potential yet, but so far the instruments have been very easy to use. The software is user-friendly, and we have received very good support from the Tecan team to help integrate the systems into our complete laboratory workflow. We are now looking to provide the same comprehensive service in several other countries, and Tecan will certainly be at the forefront of our minds for these projects,” Carlos concluded.

To find out more on Tecan’s forensics solutions, visit www.tecan.com/forensics

For more information please contact

Tecan Trading AG

Cornelia Kegele / Antonietta Allocca

Seestrasse 103, CH-8708 Männedorf

Tel +41 (0)44 922 81 11, Fax +41 (0)44 922 81 12

info@tecan.com www.tecan.com

About Tecan

Tecan (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 automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments, forensic and diagnostic laboratories. As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Tecan is also a leader in developing and manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by partner companies. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both Europe and North America and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2012, Tecan generated sales of CHF 391 million (USD 416 million; EUR 323 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN; ISIN CH0012100191).

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