Tecan Group AG is a holding company, which engages in the development, production and distribution of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics. It operates through the following business segments: Life Sciences Business and Partnering Business. The Life Sciences Business segment supplies end users with automated workflow solutions, which includes laboratory instruments, software packages, application know-how, services, consumables and spare parts. The Partnering Business segment develops and manufactures original equipment manufacturer instruments and components. The company was founded by Heinz Abplanalp, Heini Maurer, Heini Moeckli and Gallus Blatter on March 18, 1980 and is headquartered in MÃ¤nnedorf, Switzerland.