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Tecan and Luminex to create newborn screening technology

15th October 2010

Tecan is allying with fellow life science company Luminex on the creation of a new automatic solution for assessing the health of newborn babies.

The two companies are to co-develop an automated newborn screening solution which combines Tecan's Freedom EVO liquid handling platform and HydroFlex washer with Luminex's xMAP and LX 200 technology.

It will incorporate a number of assays and allow numerous tests for different biomarkers to be conducted together, making it easier to detect critical illnesses that could cause mental or physical disability.

Luminex will take charge of launching the finalised product, called NeoPlex4, in 2011 and expects that it will allow for more efficient and faster screening processes.

Thomas Bachmann, chief executive officer of Tecan, said: "We are delighted that we have been chosen by Luminex to supply a fully automated solution for such an important application."

Last month, Tecan announced the completion of the sale of its sample management business REMP to Nexus Biosystems, a deal which allows the firm to focus on its core life science market.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800119245-ADNFCR

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