Abbott links up with Tecan on front-end systems:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Abbott Labs and Swiss company Tecan have formed a long-term alliance for Tecan's analyser front-end automation systems. Abbott will apply the systems to its existing immunodiagnostic, clinical chemistry and haematology analysers. The deal will result in two products - the Genesis FE500 and Genesis FE1500 - both for medium-to-high volume hospital and reference laboratories. Abbott will provide marketing and technical assistance to Tecan for the development of the front-end systems, which automate sorting, centrifuging, decapping, aliquoting, bar-code labelling and racking of samples. Tecan, of Hombrechtikon, will manufacture and distribute, as well as providing technical support.