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Tecan and Attana extend distribution agreement

13-10-2011

Tecan and Attana AB have announced an extended distribution agreement under which Tecan will distribute Attana's label-free biosensor instruments and quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) assay technology in Europe. This collaboration covers the Attana 100, Attana 200 and Cell 200 instruments, as ...

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Tecan Initiates CEO Succession Process

12-10-2011

The Tecan Group announced that the Board of Directors has initiated a succession process for the top management position. In the coming months, the Board of Directors will elect a new CEO who will continue implementing Tecan's growth strategy. Thomas Bachmann, CEO of the Group since the beginning ...

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist Dr. Alexander Makarov Receives Inaugural HUPO Science and Technology Award

07-09-2011

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced that Dr. Alexander Makarov, its director of global research for life sciences mass spectrometry, has received the first HUPO Science and Technology Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO). The award, which honors Dr. Makarov’s principal role in ...

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Biocartis named as a technology pioneer 2012 by the World Economic Forum

05-09-2011

Biocartis announced that it has been selected as a Technology Pioneer 2012 by the World Economic Forum. Technology Pioneers comprise 25 of the most innovative young companies from around the world, companies poised to have a critical impact on how business and society work.The Technology Pioneers ...

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Sketchy emission reports revealed by Empa measurements at Jungfraujoch

Fudging in greenhouse gas stats?

31-08-2011

Fluorinated hydrocarbons are potent greenhouse gases, emission of which must be reduced under the Kyoto Protocol. If you rely on the official reports of the participating countries, the output of trifluoromethane (HFC-23) in Western Europe is indeed significantly decreasing. However, pollutant ...

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Sensirion moves into a new production building in Switzerland

03-08-2011

Sensirion inaugurated its new production building in mid-July 2011. After eight months of construction, the newly purchased production plant in Stäfa, Switzerland, situated just a few hundred meters from the main building, was ready for occupancy. With the purchase and renovation of the building, ...

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Wave Motion - New Compounds for Molecule Interferometry Experiments

22-07-2011

When waves meet, a new single wave is created. This phenomenon is well understood for mechanical waves such as sound, and electro-magnetic waves such as light, and the "interference" of light waves is applied in astronomy, fiber optics, and oceanography. The observation that even individual large ...

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Tecan appoints Martin Brusdeilins as Chief Scientific Officer and Member of the Group Management Board

11-07-2011

The Board of Directors of the Tecan Group has appointed Dr. Martin Brusdeilins as Chief Scientific Officer and a Member of the Group Management Board. He will head the new Science & Technology organizational unit at Group level and take up his role at Tecan on September 1, 2011.Dr. Martin ...

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FDA Approves Roche’s HPV Test for Identifying Women at Highest Risk for Cervical Cancer

21-04-2011

Roche announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the cobas HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test which identifies women at highest risk for developing cervical cancer. This test will help physicians make early, more accurate decisions about patient care, which may prevent ...

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Nanostructures stabilise lasers

Empa researchers use electron beams for chemical reactions

14-04-2011

Electron microscopes use focussed electron beams to make extremely small objects visible. By combining the instrument with a gas-injection system material samples can be manipulated and surface structures measuring only nanometres across can be “written”. Empa researchers, together with ...

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