GE Healthcare and Tecan Team Up on Process Development Automation

March 13, 2009

GE Healthcare (Chalfont St Giles, UK) has entered into a marketing collaboration with Tecan (Mannedorf, Switzerland) to provide customers with access to both companies' expertise in laboratory automation and process development. The agreement will enable process developers to implement specifically designed protocols and accessories for GE Healthcare's PreDictor 96-well plates on Tecan Freedom EVO workstations. The automation collaboration is designed to reduce hands-on time required for screening process conditions.

GE Healthcare (Chalfont St Giles, UK) has entered into a marketing collaboration with Tecan (Männedorf, Switzerland) to provide customers with access to both companies’ expertise in laboratory automation and process development. The agreement will enable process developers to implement specifically designed protocols and accessories for GE Healthcare’s PreDictor 96-well plates on Tecan Freedom EVO workstations. The automation collaboration is designed to reduce hands-on time required for screening process conditions.

The predefined protocols and scripts for PreDictor are now embedded in EVOware, the control software of Tecan Freedom EVO workstations, decreasing the time required for installation and setup. Accessories, including a filter paper holder and the plate shaker PreDictor frame, ensure the efficient processing of the plates.