HighRes Biosolutions announces Chinese distributor agreement with Tekon Biotech Ltd.

July 21, 2010

HighRes Biosolutions, the leader in laboratory automation solutions for life science applications, announced today that it has selected Tekon Biotech Ltd., a leading full-service distributor to analytical and research laboratories, as exclusive distributor of its uniquely modular automation technologies to the top laboratories of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

"We were impressed with Tekon’s proven history of bringing the newest research tools and techniques to China’s biggest labs,” said HighRes Biosolutions Managing Director Ira Hoffman. “Our research into the rapidly growing Asian markets led us to this partnership based upon Tekon’s reputation for service and support in the region."

"HighRes' patented instrument docking technology has revolutionized laboratory automation, making HighRes' integrated systems, such as NanoCell and MicroStar, extremely modular and flexible. HighRes has also rolled out several innovative storage devices recently, such as SteriStore™, a self-sterilizing automated incubator, and TundraStore, the highest density -20ºC freezer on the market.

"We are very excited to represent HighRes Biosolutions in these growing markets," said Sanger Chang, General Manager of Tekon Biotech in Shanghai. "Our company has many years of automation experience and we are pleased to be bringing HighRes' truly modular automation to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. We believe that HighRes' technology will be quickly recognized as the highest quality automation systems in this region of the world."

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.

About Tekon Biotech
Tekon Biotech, 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. For more information, visit www.tekontech.com