HighRes Biosolutions places first automation platform in China

August 23, 2010

HighRes Biosolutions, the leader in laboratory automation for life sciences, announced today that it is building a system for an undisclosed laboratory in Shanghai, China. The new system will be installed in the fall of 2010 by HighRes and Tekon Biotech Ltd, the Asian distributor representing HighRes in this region.

“We are pleased to be installing the first HighRes system in China,” says Lou Guarracina, President of HighRes. “We’re scheduling tours for anyone interested in seeing the system running at the customer site in Shanghai. This system is mostly running cell-based combination drug studies. Our patented docking technology allows them to swap out their high-content readers for multimode readers to run enzyme-based biochemical assays.”

“Tekon is proud to be working with HighRes during this exciting time for life science research in China,” said Sanger Chang, General Manager of Tekon Biotech in Shanghai. “This is a great milestone for a company that provides what will be quickly recognized in our region of the world as the most innovative automation.”

HighRes’ patented instrument docking technology has revolutionized laboratory automation, making integrated systems, such as NanoCell™ and MicroStar™, extremely modular and flexible. The system also includes HighRes’ new self-sterilizing automated incubator, SteriStore™.

To arrange a tour of the system in Shanghai, China, please contact HighRes Biosolutions (sales@highresbio.com, 781-932-1912) or Tekon Biotech (sales@tekon.net, +86.21 5860 5185).

About HighRes Biosolutions

HighRes Biosolutions, Inc. is the leader in the design and construction of innovative robotic systems and laboratory devices used by pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic research laboratories. HighRes accelerates drug discovery, high throughput genotyping, siRNA screening, next-generation sequencing sample prep, biorepository science and molecular diagnostics with highly flexible, expandable and modular integrated systems, bench-top devices and consumables that are easily configured (and reconfigured) to create research environments conducive to achieving breakthrough results.

Tekon Biotech (www.tekontech.com), founded in 1988, sells and supports a broad range of technologies in the China life sciences market. Tekon's customers include all major pharmaceutical and biotech companies plus the top 50 universities. Tekon is headquartered in Shanghai with offices in Hong Kong and Taipei. Tekon Biotech takes pride in providing the best service and technical support.