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BMG LABTECH’s First Winner of a SPECTROstar Nano Could Change the Way We Look at Beer

Dr. Gary Spedding is the managing owner of the Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services in Lexington Kentucky, USAOne of the first uses of the microscope by Louis Pasteur was to determine why beer and wine soured; he later hypothesized the Germ Theory of Disease. It's in that same spirit that we congratulate Dr. Gary Spedding for his proposal to use the new SPECTROstar Nano to modernize beer and wine analysis.   

Dr. Gary Spedding is the managing owner of the Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services in Lexington Kentucky, USA. He proposes to revamp classic beer analysis techniques like detecting color, polyphenols, tannins, protein and nitrogen content by using the new SPECTROstar Nano. You can read his proposal on our website at 

Dr. Spedding was delighted that his proposal was chosen as the first winner of a SPECTROstar Nano. "As a new but pioneering lab in the Brewing and Distilling Analytical field, along with promoting wine analysis, we are naturally delighted to have had our proposal chosen for the new SPECTROstar Nano. The brewing industry in particular has lagged behind in implementing modern instrumentation at this level and there is a need to modernize and scale down many assays used in the industry. We recently started work on nutrient analyses for beverage fermentation and high gravity fermentation systems will be amenable to study using the SPECTROstar Nano. We look forward to extensive use of this instrument in the coming years. We thank you for choosing our quite unique proposal and will try and do full justice in return for receiving one of these flexible and state of the art instruments. Our best wishes to other contestants for future drawings on this program." 

If you have a great idea for the SPECTROstar Nano like Dr. Spedding, submit your entry before the second winner is chosen in April. Simply write a short 2-4 page proposal on how your lab would use this new and unique instrument. Its proprietary ultra-fast spectrometer instantaneously captures a full UV-Vis spectrum in microplates, cuvettes and low volumes samples. Fast, full spectrum measurements will redefine the most common absorbance assays such as ELISAs, DNA, RNA, Protein (Bradford, BCA, Lowry), cell growth, and beta-galactosidase.  

Entries will benefit from proposing to use the instrument in a unique fashion or from proposing to use one of the instrument's many unique features such as: full UV/Vis spectrum per well, gas vent for atmospheric control, 1536 well plate reading capability, incubation and shaking, reference corrections to improve data, cuvette and plate kinetics, BMG LATECH's low volume LVis Plate, or robotic interface mode. Probability of success and thoroughness will also be used to evaluate the proposals.

 For more information go to or ask your local BMG LABTECH representative.  

We thank Dr. Spedding for submitting this exciting proposal and wish him further success with the use of the SPECTROstar Nano. 

Don't forget to submit your proposal before April 15th to qualify to win the second of five free SPECTROstar Nanos from BMG LABTECH.

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