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  2018 UVM Norman R. Alpert Research Prize Winner Announced
biotekBioTek Instruments extends congratulations to Dr. Benjamin R. King as this year’s recipient of the Norman R. Alpert Research Prize. The honor, which includes an engraved plaque and cash award, was announced at the Larner College of Medicine Research Day event held at The University of Vermont (UVM) on October 30, 2018. Dr. King is a 2018 graduate in the UVM Department of Medicine, and under the mentorship of...

 

  New Peltier Cooling Module Optimizes Conditions for Temperature Sensitive Assays

BioTek has released a Peltier Cooling Modulefor the  Cytation™ Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers. The compact module keeps internal temperature rise to less than one degree over ambient, regardless of fluctuations from external and internal factors. The module helps maintain and optimize stability for more consistent data in assays run at ambient temperature. The module also quickly reduces internal temperature after incubated assays for efficient transitions between multiple applications with different temperature requirements....

 

  New AutoScratch™ Wound Making Tool Enhances Reproducibility and Efficiency

BioTek introduces the new AutoScratch™Wound Making Tool to facilitate two dimensional (2D) collective cell migration and invasion applications. With a simple pushbutton operation, the AutoScratch automatically creates consistent scratches of equivalent size and area in confluent cell monolayers grown in 24- or 96-well microplate format. This eliminates variability found in manual scratch methods and increases the reproducibility necessary to analyze and normalize results across subsequent assays....

 

  Advanced MultiFlo™ FX Capabilities Enhance Cell Biology Applications

BioTek Instruments announces enhancements to the MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser to facilitate cell biology workflows. MultiFlo FX has a modular design that makes it easy for users to add functionality that benefits their unique applications. The new, patent-pending AMX™ Automated Media Exchange  module automates gentle, consistent media exchanges to protect and encourage cell growth, particularly for...

 

  BioTek Granted Autofocus Patent

biotekBioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in life science instrumentation, was issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its “User-Trained Autofocus” feature in their Gen5™ Microplate Reader and Imager Software, integrated with their advanced cell imaging systems. This autofocus method allows users to overcome imaging challenges arising from debris or dead cells, thick biology...

 

  New Synergy™ LX: An Economical and Reliable Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

BioTekBioTek introduces the affordable, user-friendly Synergy LX Multi-Mode Microplate Reader to automate the most common microplate-based assays. A high quality, unique dual-optics design enables absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence measurements without compromising performance or budget. “There are many multi-mode microplate readers on the market....

 

  Agilent and BioTek Join Forces to Create an Integrated Metabolic Analysis and Imaging Platform

biotekAgilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and BioTek Instruments, Inc., have announced a new, integrated solution that combines cellular metabolic analysis and imaging technologies. The optimized solution integrates the Agilent Seahorse XFe96 / XFe24 Analyzers with the BioTek Cytation 1 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader....

 

  New Affordable Lionheart™ LX Automated Microscope

Lionheart™ LX Automated MicroscopeBioTek makes it even easier for laboratories to transition into automated digital microscopy with the new, fully integrated Lionheart™ LX Automated Microscope. The affordable and compact Lionheart LX offers high contrast brightfield, color brightfield and fluorescence imaging with up to 100x air and oil immersion magnification. Users can automatically image microplates, slides, cell culture...

 

  BioTek Adds “OnDemand” Mode to BioSpa Software, Increasing Lab Productivity

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BioTek released the second edition of its BioSpa Software.

BioSpa Software controls all aspects of the BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator which links BioTek readers or images together with washers and dispensers for full workflow automation of up to 8 microplates....

 

  BioTek Instruments Donates $25K to Benefit STEM Complex at The University of Vermont

BioTek proudly announces its donation of $25,000 towards the construction of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex at The University of Vermont (UVM).

biotekThis facility marks UVM’s largest ever capital project and is anticipated to transform the Central Campus with three interconnected buildings. UVM President, Tom Sullivan, J.D., noted, "We greatly value BioTek's investment in our vision for the future of STEM education and research at UVM....

 

  BioTek Stands Out as a Service Champion

BioTek Instruments was recently recognized as a Service Champion in Leadership & Strategy during the recent 2017 Smarter Services™ Symposium held in Chicago, IL, and hosted by The Service Council.

biotekThe distinction was based on BioTek’s sustained level of outstanding customer-centricity, operational excellence and commercial excellence compared to data aggregated from across the Council’s diverse, global members....

 

  BioTek Introduces the 800 TS Absorbance Reader and New 50 TS Washer

BioTek announces the launch of its new microplate reader and washer duo, the 800 TS and 50 TS.

biotekThese next generation instruments are improved editions of BioTek’s legacy reader and washer, the ELx800 Absorbance Reader and ELx50 Washer, which were produced for more than twenty years. The 800 TS Absorbance Reader features a color touchscreen interface with easily programmed onboard software....

 

  BioTek Instruments Named ‘Vermont Business Growth Award’ Winner

BioTek Instruments will be recognized as a 2017 Vermont Business Growth Award winner at a ceremony to be held September 12, 2017 at The Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, in Burlington, VT.

biotekThis award is sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank, and is presented to the five Vermont businesses that have experienced the greatest growth over the past five years in various business categories.....

 

  BioTek's Gen5 Software Wins SelectScience Silver 'Seal of Quality'

BioTek Instruments’ Gen5™ Microplate Reader and Imager Software was awarded a SelectScience® Silver “Seal of Quality”

biotekThe seal was awarded for Gen5 having consistently received the highest review ratings by the more than 80 users who have reviewed the software to date. Gen5 Microplate Reader and Imager Software integrates with all of BioTek’s imaging and detection systems....

 

  New Cytation 1 Enables Affordable Digital Imaging and Multi-Mode Detection

BioTek Instruments introduces the Cytation™ 1 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader as an affordable entry into automated digital quantitative microscopy along with multi-mode microplate detection.

biotekThis patented combined solution provides quantitative phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data, while the modular architecture allows users to satisfy their current research needs, and upgrade with additional modes to suit future needs....

 

  BioTek Opens Second Solar Facility

BioTek Instruments continues to strengthen their commitment to sustainability by announcing the opening of their second solar facility.

biotekIn addition to the company’s existing 500 kilowatt solar farm in Whiting, Vermont, a new, 88 kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy farm is now on line in Milton, Vermont....

 

  BioTek Premiers New, Enhanced Web Site

BioTek Instruments debuts their updated web site with a fresh, modern design, improved SEO and fast user access to product, applications and company information.

biotekThe redesign applies to all BioTek local language web sites, and reflects the company’s significant growth in the life science instrumentation market. BioTek commissioned Neptune Web in Somerville, MA to strengthen search engine optimization for boosted online visibility, and deliver an all-new online experience with improved usability....

 

  BioTek Accelerates China Growth with Opening of New Guangzhou Office

BioTek Instruments further expanded their presence in China with the opening of their Guangzhou office.

BiotekAs BioTek’s third China location, this most recent addition is situated in Guangzhou’s Tianhe district, Zhujiang New Town, and will include sales, service and applications support for the rapidly expanding South China market. BioTek’s General Manager for China, Mr. Luo Shaoguang (Danny) will oversee the new office...

 

  BioTek Receives Patent for Imaging and Microplate Reading in One Instrument

BioTek has been granted US patent 9,557,217 for imaging and microplate reading in one instrument. 

biotekThe intellectual property protected by this patent is used in BioTek’s award winning line of Cytation™ Cell Imaging Multi-Mode readers. Other patents are pending. Cytation offers fluorescence, brightfield, color brightfield and phase contrast imaging up to 60x, and multi-mode detection optics that include fluorescence intensity, luminescence, absorbance and advanced measurements such as fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence and AlphaScreen...

 

  BioSpa Live Cell Imaging System Provides Convenience and Consistency for Live Cell Analysis

BioTek’s BioSpa Live Cell Imaging System fully automates live cell imaging workflows for robust, real-time results without the need for manual intervention.

biotekThe BioSpa System has a compact footprint for use on benchtops and in biosafety cabinets, and consists of the BioSpa™ 8 Automated Incubator and Cytation™ 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader. BioTek’s liquid handling instruments may also be linked with the BioSpa System for complete, walk away automation from sample preparation through image analysis....

 

  BioTek Instruments Goes Solar

Clean, renewable energy is now powering BioTek Instruments!

biotekThe company’s headquarters and manufacturing plant in Winooski will receive power from their new five-acre photovoltaic solar energy farm in Whiting, Vermont. The solar farm has a maximum capacity of up to 500 kilowatts, and was designed and installed by Green Earth Energy...

 

  2016 Norman R. Alpert Research Prize Winner Announced

BioTek Instruments is pleased to congratulate Christopher Ziegler as the recipient of the 2016 Norman R. Alpert Research Prize.

biotekMr. Ziegler is a graduate student in the Cellular, Molecular and Biosciences (CMB) program at the University of Vermont (UVM), and was responsible for characterizing a new aspect of virology that helps to explain the basis for production of defective interfering viruses. This is detailed in his March 2016 PLoS Pathogens publication...

 

  BioTek Instruments Receives Vermont Business Growth Award for Technology

BioTek Instruments will be recognized as a 2016 Vermont Business Growth Award winner in the Technology category at a ceremony to be held September 12, 2016 at the Hilton Burlington hotel, in Burlington, Vermont.

biotekThis annual award, formerly known as the 5x5x5 Growth Award, is sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank, and is presented to the five fastest growing businesses in five categories over the last five years in Vermont. “This is the fifth time that BioTek has been honored with this award, and it is no surprise,” commented John Boutin, Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine....

 

  BioTek Instruments Embarks on Major Site Expansion

BioTek Instruments celebrated the start of a $4 million, 22,000 square foot facility expansion during a company-wide event, featuring honorable guests Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch, Governor Peter Shumlin, and Lt. Governor Phil Scott.

biotekThe increased space will be used to support the Company’s rapidly growing manufacturing and design needs, and once completed at the end of 2016, will also add a number of new jobs to the local economy.....

 

  BioTek Instruments Expands in Canada

BioTek Instruments, Inc. affirms their ongoing investment across the North American microplate-based technology market with the expansion of their business in Canada.

BioTekThe dedicated sales and support operation will focus on bringing enhanced applications and technical support throughout the country. Dr. Charles Amirmansour, previously BioTek’s Applications and Business Development Manager, is now appointed as the Canadian Country Manager....

 

  U.S. Patent Granted for BioTek’s BioStack 4 Microplate Stacker

The BioStack™ 4 Microplate Stacker from BioTek Instruments has been granted U.S. patent 9,366,686 for its unique technology associated with automatic microplate de-lidding and re-lidding, which is especially useful in cell-based assay workflows. 

biotekBioStack 4 facilitates increased throughput and greater productivity in processes involving lidded and unlidded 96-, 384- and 1536-well microplates as well as select 6- to 48-well microplates. The design incorporates a two-position carrier for ultra-fast transfer times, and the small overall footprint allows operation in biosafety cabinets....

 

  BioTek Instruments Receives President’s “E” Award for Export Successes

BioTek Instruments is proud to announce receipt of the President’s “E” Award for Exports, presented by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, at a ceremony in Washington, DC today.

BiotekThe President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition that a U.S. entity can receive for export activities, and BioTek is one of 123 companies honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce for their significant contributions to support American exports. “The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with BioTek Instruments’ innovative scientific instrument technologies. The company’s development of a business model...

 

  BioTek Instruments and Merck Combine Forces for Long-Term Live Cell Experiments

BioTek Instruments is pleased to announce its collaboration with Merck on an integrated solution for long-term live cell experiments and dynamic time-lapse analyses, including automated cell perfusion and imaging.

biotekThe solution leverages each company’s respective expertise, and consists of BioTek’s new Lionheart™ FX Automated Live Cell Imager and Merck’s new CellASIC® ONIX2 Microfluidic System. This collaborative solution was introduced at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting recently held in New Orleans, LA. The Lionheart FX Automated Live Cell Imager is optimized for live cell...

 

  New Gen5 3.0 Enables Quick, Effortless Cell-Based Imaging and More

BioTek announces the launch of Gen5™ 3.0 Data Analysis Software for their imaging and microplate detection instruments.

BiotekGen5 3.0 brings significant advancements to fixed and live cell applications and is launched concurrently with BioTek’s new Lionheart™ FX Automated Live Cell Imager for digital wide field microscopy applications. Gen5 3.0 offers automated image capture and analysis, real-time annotation tools and built-in time-lapse video production, providing a single platform for a wide range of cell-based workflows...

 

  BioTek Launches Traditional Chinese Language Web Site

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in microplate instrument technology, is pleased to announce the addition of Traditional Chinese to the growing list of languages available on www.biotek.com.

biotekThe expansion will enhance native ease-of-use and comprehension, especially for those in the rapidly growing Taiwanese biomedical and biotechnology industries. “Language connects people, creates opportunities and helps us discover the world,” notes Jack Lu, General Manager of BioTek Taiwan. “BioTek’s traditional Chinese language web site will allow researchers and scientists to quickly and comfortably find...

 

  BioTek Introduces New Lionheart FX Automated Live Cell Imager

Capturing live cell images and transforming them into intelligent information

biotekBioTek Instruments announces the launch of the Lionheart™ FXAutomated Live Cell Imager with Augmented Microscopy™. Lionheart FX is optimized for kinetic live cell imaging, with up to 100x air and oil immersion magnification in a variety of slides, dishes, microplates and flasks. Imaging channels include brightfield, color brightfield, phase contrast and fluorescence, with both image-based and laser autofocus...

 

  Briar Alpert Named to UVM Board of Trustees

BioTek Instruments is proud to announce that President and CEO Briar Alpert was named to the Board of Trustees at the University of Vermont (UVM) as of March 1, 2016.

biotekAs part of this six-year term, Mr. Alpert will advise and support UVM management on policy, budgets, strategic planning and other matters to ensure the University’s long-term vision and success. Mr. Alpert has far-reaching ties with the University, having earned his MBA and a BS in mechanical engineering from UVM. Additionally, his father and BioTek’s founder, Dr. Norman Alpert, was an internationally recognized expert in...

 

  BioTek to be Awarded 2015 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness

Continuing a proud tradition, BioTek Instruments will receive the 2015 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award, presented by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

biotekThe award will be presented at the 2016 Worksite Wellness conference on March 30, 2016 in Burlington, VT. The conference highlights Vermont companies and their efforts to promote the health and wellness of employees. This year, Lilly Tarricone, Mark Boutin and Kathy Gendron at BioTek will be recognized for their leadership in BioTek’s BioFit wellness program. BioTek’s continuing initiatives include a variety of activities...

 

  BioTek Announces New BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator

Complete workflow automation for long term cell assays

biotekBioTek Instruments released the BioSpa™ 8 Automated Incubator, a unique platform that links microplate washers and dispensers with readers and imaging systems for unattended workflow automation. Real time temperature and CO2/O2 control and monitoring, plus humidity level monitoring and plate lid handling provide an ideal environment for cell-based and other assays, with minimal manual intervention...

 

  BioTek Introduces New General Manager in Germany

BioTek Instruments proudly welcomes Dr. Frank Siefert as General Manager of BioTek Germany and the company’s European Coordination Center, which provides service applications and technical support throughout the continent.

biotek Dr. Siefert will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations in Germany and implementing local actions that align with the Company’s global business strategies and growth plans. “Dr. Siefert brings the right blend of market and technology knowledge along with a drive for growth,” noted Peter Weith, BioTek’s Vice President of Marketing, Sales & Service. “We are confident that under his guiding leadership, we can continue our...

 

  Purchase any Imaging-Equipped Cytation 5 and Receive a Free Imaging Starter Set (over £10,000 value)

Cytation™ 5 combines automated digital widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode microplate detection to provide phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data.

cytationTake advantage of this exciting free Imaging Starter Set offer, which includes:

  • GFP filter cube
  • 465 nm LED cube
  • 20x objective
  • Upgrade to Gen5™ Image+ Data Analysis software

 

 

  BioTek Donates to University of Vermont Regenerative Medicine Research

BioTek Instruments recently donated $10,000 to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine, in Burlington, Vermont to support the program's research into lung health and disease.

biotekA multi-disciplinary team of UVM engineers, physicians, researchers and senior engineering students will use the funds to develop a customized 3D bioprinter from an existing 3D printer without existing bio-capabilities. This will allow the development of novel, multi-perspective approaches for studying lung airways and lung regeneration. The 3D bioprinter modifications will be spearheaded and jointly coordinated by Patrick Lee, Ph.D., UVM...

 

  BioTek Readers Receive BellBrook Transcreener Certifications

BioTek's complete line of multi-mode microplate readers have now earned Transcreener HTS Assay certifications from BellBrook Labs.

biotekPerformance of BioTek readers including the Synergy™ Neo2 and Cytation™ 5 have been confirmed as meeting validation requirements across BellBrook's supported Fluorescence Intensity, Fluorescence Polarization and TR-FRET detection modes. Synergy Neo2 is designed for speed and ultra high performance, incorporating BioTek's patented Hybrid Technology™, with its independent optical paths that ensure uncompromised performance in all detection...

 

  BioTek Adds Patent Pending Laser Autofocus to Cytation Cell Imaging Readers

BioTek’s award-winning Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers now have an option for laser autofocus, along with the current image-based autofocus method. 

biotekThe patent pending laser autofocus design puts all the required components into a single, user-installable cube that can be added at any time to a new or existing system.  Laser autofocus offers speed, reproducibility and lowered risk of phototoxicity and photobleaching.  With both laser autofocus and image-based autofocus available in Cytation, the system offers an important advantage in imaging – the ability to use the most appropriate autofocus...

 

  BioTek Instruments Receives 5x5x5 Growth Award for Technology

BioTek Instruments has been recognized as one of the 5x5x5 Growth Award winners for 2015.

BiotekThis annual award is sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank, and is presented to five Vermont businesses that have experienced the greatest growth over the past five years in five different categories. BioTek received the award in the TECHNOLOGY category for their impressive growth over five years. “It is an honor to be recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Vermont” noted Briar Alpert, BioTek’s President...

 

  BioTek Appoints Fisher Scientific as New Supplier Partner in the UK

BioTek is pleased to announce the appointment of Fisher Scientific as an exclusive supplier partner in the UK for their complete line of microplate instrumentation including the award winning Cytation™ series of Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers.

biotekBioTek also opened its new UK office in Swindon, and along with Fisher Scientific, will bring enhanced sales, applications, technical assistance and service to support both new and existing customers. BioTek and Fisher Scientific believe the UK's biotechnology and life science sectors are growing and continue to demonstrate high quality scientific research; supported by the government's focus and investment. BioTek's new direct office and...

 

  BioTek Introduces Synergy Neo2 High Performance Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

BioTek announces the release of the new Synergy Neo2 Multi-Mode Reader.

biotekWith improved performance and new features, Synergy Neo2 is now the most advanced, high-performance, high-speed plate reader on the market today. Synergy™ Neo2 is designed for speed and ultra high performance, incorporating BioTek’s patented Hybrid Technology™, with its independent optical paths that ensure uncompromised performance. Continuously variable bandwidth quadruple monochromators, sensitive high transmission...

 

  BioTek Expands in the United Kingdom

BioTek Instruments, Inc. expands their ongoing investment in the European microplate-based technology market with the opening of their new UK Office in Swindon.

biotekMr. Dominic Herring, previously BioTek’s Business and Development Manager with BioTek Singapore, was named General Manager.The new office will focus on bringing enhanced applications and technical support to current and future customers in the United Kingdom. "The UK’s biotechnology and life scientific sectors are growing; supported by the government’s focus and investment," noted Dominic Herring, BioTek’s UK General Manager...

 

  BioTek Recognized as Finalist for Department of Defense’s Top Employer Award

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced BioTek Instruments Inc. of Winooski, Vermont as a finalist for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

biotekThe award is the DoD’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees. The top 30 employers were selected from a pool of 2,960 nominations submitted earlier this year by National Guard and Reserve service members. A board including Senior DoD and other officials and representatives of prior recipient organizations will now select up to 15 Freedom Award recipients...

 

  BioTek Receives 2014 Supplier of the Year Award from Fisher Scientific

BioTek Instruments, a global leader in microplate instrumentation technology, recently received the '2014 Supplier of the Year' award from Fisher Scientific, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

biotekThe award was presented to BioTek in Phoenix, Arizona at Fisher Scientific’s annual meeting. Fisher Scientific annually presents this award to the supplier that best exemplifies outstanding overall performance and support in a number of categories including percent growth, marketing participation, new product development and on time delivery to help grow Fisher’s North American business. This prestigious award was presented by David Koi...

 

  BioTek to Receive 2014 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award

BioTek Instruments will be recognized for their efforts in worksite wellness by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and Vermont Department of Health on March 25, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BioTekBioTek is one of 92 businesses that will receive an award for 2014. This is the fourth year the company has been honored. “Worksites that promote healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco use cessation, and breastfeeding, contribute to the overall health and wellness of all Vermonters, and they are one of the key reasons we are routinely rated the nation’s healthiest state,” said Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD...

 

  New Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader

Cytation™ 5 is a uniquely integrated, configurable system that combines automated digital widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode microplate detection to provide phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data.

 

  New Synergy HTX Offers Convenient, Flexible and Automated Microplate-based Detection

BioTek continues to set the standard in microplate instrumentation by designing practical functionality, user-friendly software, and affordable modularity as seen in the new Synergy™ HTX Multi-Mode Microplate Reader.

biotekThis new system is offered as an entry-level multi-mode reader to automate UV-Vis absorbance, fluorescence, luminescence and AlphaScreen®/AlphaLISA® assays in 6- to 384-well microplates in 2 µL samples with BioTek’s Take3 Micro-Volume plates. The unique dual-optics design results in superior filter based top and bottom fluorescence, luminescence and monochromator based absorbance measurements for...

 

  Save 80% on Random Access Dispensing

Purchase a MultiFlo FX and upgrade to 2-reagent dispensing with RAD technology for only $2,000. 

biotekThis represents 80% savings! With the addition of new RAD™ technology (Random Access Dispensing), BioTek's MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser now offers single channel dispensing to random individual wells and can rapidly dispense reagents into the large volume wells of 6- to 24- well microplates...

 

  New Epoch 2 Provides Enhanced User Interface for Spectral Absorbance Detection

BioTek proudly unveils the new Epoch™ 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer.

biotek logoEpoch 2 is the first reader to combine a large touchscreen and full onboard data analysis software for simplified and efficient operation and reporting of absorbance-based detection workflows. The 10-inch color touch screen interface offers an enhanced user experience, with intuitive navigation and a high resolution display. On-board Gen5™ Data Analysis Software provides quick analysis and flexible export and report options at the touch of...

 

  Introducing Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer

Touch. Run. Done.

Epoch2No tiny screen, external PC, or limited onboard UV-Vis protocols here! Epoch 2 provides a 10" color touch screen, full-featured Gen5™ Data Analysis Software and precision optics at a smart price. This new workstation is ideal for reading microplates, cuvettes, BioCells and micro-volumes for quick and simple measurements of virtually all photometric applications. Easily view data, and export via WiFi, Bluetooth or flash drive. Epoch 2 keeps it simple...

 

  BioTek Launches Enhanced SiLA Compliant Software for Washers/Dispensers

LHC™ SiLA is a Liquid Handling Control Software that allows any BioTek LHC-controlled washer or dispenser to be integrated into a robotic system with SiLA compliance, equipping users with more flexibility in system configuration compared to conventional instrument drivers.

biotek logoCompatible instruments include EL406, 405 Touch, 405 LS, ELx405 Select Deep Well, MultiFlo and MultiFlo FX. BioTek's LHC™ SiLA driver was developed in accordance with the Consortium for Standardization in Lab Automation's published set of universal methods for microplate washers and dispensers....

 

  Enabling ADME/Tox Assays through Workflow Automation, Multiplexing and Detection

ADME/Tox is an acronym for the investigation of basic small molecule compound behavior in Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion, combined with toxicity assessments.

biotex logoIn its simplest form, ADME studies are principally concerned with the effects of an organism, tissue or cell on the compound. Toxicology however looks at the effects of the compound on an organism, tissue or cell. There are myriad microplate-based assays using a wide range of detection technologies for the analysis of ADME/Tox properties. These assays can use purified enzymes, engineered cell lines, primary cells and...

 

  Cancer Researcher Wins Cytation 3 in BioTek's "Think Possible" Application Contest!

BioTek congratulates Dr. Jeff Peterson of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Pennsylvania for winning a new Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader in BioTek's "Think Possible" Application Contest.

BioTekEntrants were judged on a short essay that they submitted, detailing the application that they think is possible for their specific research using the Cytation 3. As an Associate Professor, Dr. Peterson studies chemical biology and kinase signaling in cancer. "Multiplexing of disparate assays using multiple detection modalities is the future," Dr. Peterson wrote as part of his essay. "Cytation 3 is the first instrument that I am aware of that bridges the gap between imaging-based phenotypic screening and targeted assays using biochemical readouts....

 

  MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser with RAD technology Expands Capabilities

BioTek’s MultiFlo™ FX is now available with optional RAD™ (Random Access Dispense) technology to further extend its application range and flexibility.

multiflo multi mode dispenser

RAD technology offers single-channel dispensing to random individual microplate wells along with rapid reagent dispensing into large volume wells of 6- to 24- well microplates. MultiFlo FX can also be separately configured with an optional wash module for 6- to 384-well plates....

 

  BioTek's Think Possible" Video Wins Silver Telly Award

BioTek's Think Possible video, created by Hen House Media, was recently awarded a Silver Telly Award in the "Non-Broadcast, Motivational" category as part of the 35th Annual Telly Awards. Standing out from over 12,000 entries, the Silver Telly is the highest honor bestowed upon film and video productions, and awarded to less than 10 percent of entries.

BioTekThe awards are judged by the Silver Telly Council, which consists of over 500 accomplished media and video industry professionals, each a previous award winner. Entries are judged against a high standard of merit, and winners represent the best work among the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world....

 

  BioTek Receives Extraordinary New Product Line Award from Fisher

BioTek Instruments, Inc., received Thermo Fisher Scientific's "Extraordinary New Product Line" award for their Cytation 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader.

BioTek Fisher Extraordinary AwardThe award was presented at the Fisher Scientific North America Sales Meeting, held February 24-26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Cytation 3 was recognized by Fisher Scientific's product management team for its innovative technology and successful sales performance. "We're proud to have Fisher Scientific as a strong partner, and honored to receive this award," noted Gary Barush, Director of Marketing and Sales at BioTek Instruments. "Together, and with Cytation 3's combination of cellular imaging and multi-mode microplate detection, we can continue to provide unique workflow solutions to any laboratory...

 

  BioTek’s Cytation 3 Named Edison Awards Finalist

BioTek Instruments, Inc., proudly announces that their Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader is a finalist in the 2014 Edison Awards® competition.

Cytation Monitor

The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Award winners will be announced April 30, 2014 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. Cytation 3 is among those finalists recognized by a distinguished panel of senior business executives and academics for innovation and excellence. Patented Cytation 3 combines automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection to provide both rich phenotypic and well-based quantitative analyses in a streamlined workflow...

 

  BioTek Announces MultiFlo FX Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Mr. Charles Teta and the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on winning BioTek's MultiFlo™ FX Giveaway!

MultiFlo-FX-exploded-view-labeledMr. Teta was randomly chosen from all global, qualified entrants, and is a research fellow in the university's Department of Environmental Science and Health. The modular MultiFlo FX Microplate Dispenser combines up to four independent dispensers and an optional wash module in one compact unit for endless functionality. The simple color, touch screen interface offers intuitive protocol creation and implementation, while Parallel Dispense™ technology combines syringe and peristaltic pump-based dispensing to eliminate reagent carryover...

 

  BioTek Wins 2013 Worksite Wellness Gold Level Award

BioTek Instruments was recently honored with the 2013 Worksite Wellness Gold Level Award from the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Biotek Logo

As a three-time winner, BioTek will receive the award from Governor Peter Shumlin at the Worksite Wellness Conference, to be held March 27, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, VT. "Our BioFit wellness program enhances a culture of well-being for BioTekkers that includes physical, nutritional, emotional, social, financial, career and community service activities and education," notes Kathy Gendron, BioTek's Vice President, Human Resources. "This program is embraced at all levels of the company, and it strengthens us, not only as individuals, but as a team...

 

  BioTek Introduces Cytation 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader

Cytation 3 is a cell imaging multi-mode microplate reader that combines automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate detection.

Cytation3This unique patent pending design provides rich phenotypic cellular information with well-based quantitative data. The multi-mode microplate detection system features patented Hybrid Technology™, incorporating both high sensitivity filter-based and flexible monochromator based optics for unmatched versatility and performance....

 

  Win a MultiFlo FX Microplate Dispenser

BioTek MultiFlo FX Free
Any laboratory can benefit from BioTek's MultiFlo™ FX Microplate Dispenser – and somewhere in the world, one lucky winner will enjoy it for FREE!

MultiFlo FX is a modular, automated reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well plates, offering BioTek’s unique Parallel Dispense™ technology, with its peristaltic and syringe pumps for dispensing as little as 500 nL. An available microplate wash module adds multi-purpose functionality. A fully configured MultiFlo FX replaces up to five liquid handlers, saving time and bench space... it’s the Indispensable Dispenser! Register now for your chance to win...

 

  New MultiFlo FX Microplate Dispenser

Introducing the Indispensable Dispenser

Multiflo FX Microplate Washer Header LogoBioTek's new MultiFlo™FX Microplate Dispenser is a modular, upgradable, automated reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well plates. Our unique Parallel Dispense™ technologies offer both peristaltic and syringe pump operation down to 500 nL, while an available wash module adds multi-purpose functionality. MultiFlo FX is an ideal platform for efficient 2D and 3D cell-based workflows, especially when integrated to the new BioStack™4 to automate operations with lidded or non-lidded plates. MultiFlo FX replaces up to five liquid handlers, saving space, time, and multiple plate loading and unloading in automated systems...

 

  Cytation3 Wins MipTec New Product Innovation Award

BioTek’s Cytation™3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader was recently honored with the first annual New Product Innovation Award, given by MipTec organizers at the 2013 MipTec Conference & Exhibition in Basel, Switzerland. Cytation3 was one of three winning products announced at the exhibition.

Cytation Monitor

Cytation3 combines automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate multi-mode detection to provide both rich phenotypic and well-based quantitative analyses in a streamlined workflow. This unique, patent pending design is ideal for both cell-based and biochemical assays, and its modular architecture allows users to select the modes they need now, and easily upgrade as their needs evolve...

 

  New MultiFlo FX Combines Bulk Dispensing and Washing for Improved, Automated Workflows

BioTek's new MultiFlo™ FX Microplate Dispenser offers up to four independent reagent dispensers and a washer in one compact and modular platform to simplify and automate microplate-based liquid handling processes, thus saving time and reducing reagent costs.

BioTek MultiFloFX

MultiFlo FX is an efficient solution for 6- to 1536-well plates and incorporates Parallel Dispense™ technologies, which allows a choice of peristaltic or syringe pump dispensing. This choice of dispensing technologies allows reagent conservation and unattended operation down to 500 nL. Additionally, a wash module adds multi-purpose functionality and uses BioTek's patented Dual-Action™ manifold for independent aspirate/dispense control...

 

  BioTek's New BioStack 4 Microplate Stacker Uncovers New Ways to Enhance Assay Productivity

BioTek introduces the BioStack™ 4 Microplate Stacker, providing walk-away automation for routine microplate-based processes including cell-based assays and any application requiring automated plate delidding and re-lidding.

BioStack 4 Microplate Stacker

BioStack 4's unique plate carrier provides fast plate exchange speeds of less than ten seconds to increase throughput and enhance productivity. BioStack 4 is compatible with 24- to 1536-well lidded and low-volume microplates up to 22 mm high, and interchangeable 10-, 30- or 50-plate stacks are available for individual throughput needs. The small footprint allows operation within a biosafety enclosure, and conserves valuable space on the benchtop. Additionally, an optional barcode scanner increases workflow efficiency while limiting potential user errors...

 

  50% savings on walk-away automation with Synergy Neo!

Get 50% off BioStack™ when purchased with a Synergy™ Neo Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

Synergy Neo HTS Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

Super-fast walkaway automation at a super-low price! Synergy Neo HTS Multi-Mode Microplate Reader is designed specifically for today’s screening and core laboratories. Synergy Neo has all the features you would expect from an HTS instrument, including multiple parallel detectors for ultra-fast measurements, laser-based excitation, super-fast plate stacker and high sensitivity on low volume assays. With a transfer time of about 6 seconds per plate, Synergy Neo’s BioStack plate stacker is the fastest on the market, allowing walk-away automation for short- or long-term assays...

 

  Combining PMT-based Microplate Detection with Automated Digital Widefield Fluorescence Microscopy

Cytation 3 Imaging Reader
Multi-mode microplate readers are an indispensable laboratory instrument that enable many applications to be performed on multiple samples.

Life science applications involving cells are increasingly desired due to higher biological relevance associated with functional readouts. Microplate readers can provide quantification of a specific target, such as a protein or its post-translational modification, or phenotypes such as cell death through apoptosis or necrosis. Quantification is provided relative to assay controls and/or standards using dispersive optical detection and light collection with photomultiplier tubes (PMT)...

 

  Automated Digital Microscopy + Microplate Detection in BioTek’s Cytation3

Cytation™3 is a cell imaging multi-mode microplate reader that combines automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate detection.  This unique patent pending design provides rich phenotypic cellular information with well-based quantitative data. 

Cyt3_200x200Equipped with BioTek’s patented Hybrid Technology™ for microplate detection, Cytation3 includes both high sensitivity filter-based detection and a flexible monochromator based system for unmatched versatility and performance.  The upgradable fluorescence cellular imaging module provides researchers rich cellular visualization analysis without the complexity and expense of standard automated microscopes, making cell imaging more accessible to a larger number of research laboratories at an affordable price...

 

  Dairy Testing Lab Wins a New 405 Touch Microplate Washer!

BioTek congratulates Holly Smith and the Dodge County Dairy Testing Association in Juneau, Wisconsin for winning a new 405™ Touch Microplate Washer with Verify™ Technology! Ms. Smith was randomly selected from all qualified contest entrants.

405 Touch Microplate Washer

"I entered the contest because we are looking into offering a variety of ELISA-based assays, and could use another plate washer to push us into that direction," noted Ms. Smith. "And we're a cooperative, so anything that helps the lab also helps our customers, which is the best part!" Ms. Smith is a lab manager for a DHIA-certified component and diagnostic lab, testing for butterfat, proteins, and other milk components, and also running diagnostic tests such as the Johne's test, mastitis PCR, and more. The 405 Touch will be used for ELISA assays, and allow additional tests to be added to their services...

 

  Join BioTek Instruments for a FREE Webinar: A New Look at Cell-based Assays in a Multi-Mode Microplate Reader Using Fluorescence Microscopy

Biotek Webinar

Event Date: June 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Multi-mode microplate readers are a useful tool for cell-based assays. These instruments use PMT-based optics to provide a cell population-averaged assay signal relative to assay controls that can quantify biomolecule expression, activation, inhibition and post-translational modulation. Fluorescence microscopy allows the analysis of sub-populations of cells or even analysis of a single cell, depending on the magnification used...

 

  BioTek Instruments Announces Establishment of Japanese Office

BioTek Instruments, Inc., continues their global expansion in the microplate-based technology market with the establishment of BioTek Japan.

BioTek LogoManaged by Mr. Satoshi Sagara, the new direct sales and service organization in Tokyo will focus on growing BioTek's brand and expanding the sales network in Japan. BioTek Japan will be fully functional by July 1, 2013. Long-time partner and distributor, DS Pharma Biomedical Co., Ltd., will work closely with BioTek Japan to ensure a seamless transition. BioTek Japan will continue to work with existing distributor, Central Scientific Comm., Inc., to grow the Japanese business...

 

  BioTek releases CytationTM3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader

CytationTM3 is a cell imaging multi-mode microplate reader that combines automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate detection.

cytation_rt_monitor_FLUOCELLThis unique patent pending design provides rich phenotypic cellular information with well-based quantitative data.  Equipped with BioTek’s patented Hybrid Technology™ for microplate detection, Cytation3 includes both high sensitivity filter-based detection and a flexible monochromator based system for unmatched versatility and performance.  The upgradable fluorescence cellular imaging module provides researchers rich cellular visualization analysis without the complexity and expense of standard automated microscopes, making cell imaging more accessible to a larger number of research laboratories at an affordable price...

 

  Reading and Imaging are Combined in BioTek's Revolutionary, New Cytation3

BioTek continues providing unique solutions and technological advancements in microplate instrumentation by proudly announcing the first combination Hybrid multi-mode microplate reader and imaging system — the Cytation™3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader!

BioTek_Cytation3By combining multi-detection and automated digital microscopy in one instrument, cell biology researchers can now glean data-rich quantitative and qualitative information from their cells like never before. Modular architecture allows users to select only what they need now, and upgrade with additional modes as their needs evolve...

 

  Win a Free 405 Touch Microplate Washer with Verify Technology!

The only thing better than our 405™ Touch Microplate Washer with Verify™ Technology is winning a FREE one! Enter to win from April 1 to June 30, 2013 by visiting the Biotek website. Only one entry per person will be accepted, and the winner will be randomly drawn from all global entries

BioTek_405TouchThe 405 Touch Microplate Washer offers flexible microplate washing with a high-resolution color touch screen interface for fast, easy protocol creation. 405 Touch is compatible with 96- and 384 well microplates, and features automated internal buffer switching and flow rates from aggressive to gentle – ideal for loosely adherent cell monolayers. Two integrated USB ports allow multiple users to create, store and transfer their specific washing protocols....

 

  Never worry about washer manifold tube blockages again

Automated QC Checking for Washer Manifold Tube Blockages

Washer Manifold Tube BlockagesClogged dispense and aspirate tubes in microplate washer manifolds are a common source of frustration for many scientists. The clogged tubes often go unnoticed until after the wash cycle completes with inconsistent results and a potentially failed assay. The system then needs to be cleaned and the assay repeated; wasting time, reagent and effort. BioTek’s new patented Verify Technology provides a failsafe method of QC checking the manifold tubes for blockages before a wash procedure. Verify's ultrasonic probe checks liquid levels in microplate wells before and after automated dispense and aspirate cycles. Any wells with inconsistent levels are flagged as failed and are likely clogged...

 

  BioTek Presents Multi-Functional Microplate Technologies and Debuts New Corporate Identity at SLAS 2013

Join Diamond level sponsor BioTek Instruments at the upcoming SLAS 2013 Conference and Exhibition to see how their smart microplate technologies can simplify workflows. The exhibition will be held January 12-16, 2013 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

BioTekBioTek will once again participate in the interactive forum, Late Night with LRIG, to be held Monday, January 14, from 7-9PM in the Orange Blossom Ballroom of the same convention center. At the forum, BioTek's Caleb Foster will present, "405™ Touch and 405 LS Microplate Washers with Verify™ Technology." Additionally, the exhibitor presentation, "Synergy NEO, New Patented Hybrid HTS Plate Reader Combines Increased Sensitivity and Flexibility" is scheduled for Monday...

 

  BioTek Congratulates New Zealand Epoch Giveaway Winner!

BioTek extends congratulations to Ms. Tanis Godwin and the Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand for winning a new Epoch™ Micro-Volume Spectrophotometer System!

new Epoch™ Micro-Volume Spectrophotometer System

The giveaway was announced at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) exhibition that was recently held in Queenstown, New Zealand. Ms. Godwin was randomly selected from entrants that completed a questionnaire at the BioTek booth. Once installed in the lab, Ms. Godwin noted, "I like that users can successfully program the Epoch to read an application without formal training, it's very user-friendly. And I really appreciate Gen5's data output; especially OD reading represented by the background shading intensity."...

 

  BioTek Dispensers Reach Nanoliter Levels

In response to increased assay miniaturization and low-volume dispensing applications, BioTek announces new lower limits for their microplate-based instruments with installed peristaltic pumps

BioTekBioTek’s EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispensers and MultiFlo™ Microplate Dispensers are capable of dispensing down to 500 nL via their respective peri-pump dispensing modes. The EL406 combines fast, efficient microplate washing with peristaltic and syringe pump dispensing for 96- to 1536-well microplates, and also automates magnetic bead-based sample processing.

 

  BioTek Receives European Patent for Microplate Washer Technology BioTek announces receipt of European Patent EP 2 093 572 B1, covering the ultrasonic cleaning and maintenance feature used in their microplate washers.

BioTek InstrumentsKnown as Ultrasonic AdvantageTM, this unique cleaning technology is incorporated into most of BioTek's microplate washers including the 405TM Touch, 405 LS, ELx405TM Select Deep Well Microplate Washers and the EL406TM Microplate Washer Dispenser; and is currently patent pending in the United States...

 

  BioTek Introduces Gas Controller for Live Cell Assays in Microplates synergy gasmoduleResponding to increased demand for microplate-based live cell assays, BioTek introduces the Gas Controller for SynergyTM Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Readers. The Gas Controller allows control and monitoring of CO2 and O2 levels in the reader, and along with the advanced temperature control and orbital shaking, makes up the CellControlTM system designed to provide the optimal physiological environment for live cell-based assays...

 

  BioTek Introduces 405 LS Microplate Washer, Ideal for Robotic Systems BioTek  405 LS Microplate WasherBioTek introduces the 405TM LS Series Microplate Washer for 96- and 384-well microplate washing. This intuitive and flexible microplate washer is especially suited for robotic installations, including BioTek's BioStackTM Microplate Stackers and third-party systems, or remote operation. The 405 LS may be operated via a keypad interface or by a computer with powerful Liquid Handling ControlTM (LHCTM) software...

 

  BioTek's 405 Touch Redefines Microplate Washing Biotek 405 Touch Microplate WasherFor almost 30 years, BioTek set the standard in microplate washing, and we continue to advance this important technique with the new 405TM Touch Microplate Washer. A high-resolution, LED backlit touch screen interface provides intuitive and flexible protocol creation and implementation and instrument maintenance, and supports all gloved environments. Additionally, two integrated flash drives enable convenient file storage, transfer and operation. Instructional videos provide clear direction on instrument setup and basic use, and the context-sensitive help system, complete with recommendations, diagrams and images is available at the touch of a finger...

 

  BioTek Continues International Growth with Launch of BioTek France BioTek InstrumentsBioTek Instruments, Inc., is proud to announce the opening of their newest subsidiary, BioTek France SAS as of 1 January 2012. The new office is located at 50, Avenue d'Alsace, Colmar, France. Dirk Frese, European Managing Director and President of BioTek France, noted, "This office is a clear signal to our growing customer base, within France and throughout Europe, that BioTek is growing faster than the market. We are reinforcing our local presence by increasing our investment, when many other companies are driving cost saving strategies."...

 

  BioTek Offers Service Through Serlabo in France BioTek InstrumentsBioTek Instruments is pleased to announce a service partnership with Serlabo Technologies in France. Under this contract, Serlabo will provide installation, installation/operation/performance qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ), primary training, service, preventative maintenance and service contracts for users of BioTek's microplate instrumentation...

 

  Fisher UK and BioTek Give Away an Epoch BioTek InstrumentsBioTek Instruments, Inc., congratulates Steve Hau on winning the EpochTM Microplate Spectrophotometer prize draw! The contest was coordinated through Fisher Scientific UK, and Mr. Hau was chosen randomly from all entrants. Mr. Hau is Chemistry Stores Manager at University of York, United Kingdom, and has donated the Epoch to his colleagues at the university's York Structural Biology Lab (YSBL). Sally Lewis, YSBL Senior Technician noted, "We're so excited to receive such a fabulous machine that can measure nanoliter volumes and much more. It's marvelous!"...

 

  BioTek Sparkles as Diamond Sponsor at SLAS 2012 BioTek InstrumentsBioTek Instruments is excited to attend the premier SLAS 2012 Conference and Exhibition as a Diamond Sponsor! The exhibition will be held February 4-8, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. BioTek will feature their full complement of microplate instrumentation and software technologies at Booth 529 in addition to tutorials, seminars and poster presentations. Stop by the booth to play a scavenger hunt game and a chance to win an iPad...

 

  BioTek Opens Shanghai Office to Meet Increased Chinese Growth Demands BioTekBioTek Instruments is pleased to announce the establishment of their second China office located in Shanghai's Pudong district, Zhangjiang Pharma Valley. This new office will compliment BioTek's Beijing office that opened in 2007, and will serve BioTek's growing Chinese customer base. BioTek's President and CEO Briar Alpert noted that the Pudong district is regarded as a driving force in China's pharmaceutical and biotechnology development, and is an increasingly important research and development center for the global pharmaceutical market...

 

  BioTek Receives Frost & Sullivan Award BioTekBioTek Instruments, Inc., proudly announces that they are the recipient of the Frost Sullivan 2011 North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences. Independent analysis by Frost & Sullivan research teams determined that BioTek excelled in its commitment to improving technology and streamlining workflows relative to other companies in their business category. This focus has resulted in the launch of over 20 new BioTek products in the market over the past four years...

 

  Save Samples, Time and Money with BioTek's New Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plate BioTek Take3 TrioBioTek introduces the new Take3 Trio, the first micro-volume, high density plate for convenient and rapid nucleic acid and protein quantification without sample dilution. Take3 Trio is capable of measuring up to forty-eight 2 μL samples...

 

  BioTek Inducted into Deane C. Davis Vermont Business Hall of Fame John Boutin, Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine; Adam Alpert, Vice President of BioTek Instruments; Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin; Briar Alpert, President of BioTek Instruments; Larry Shirland, Interim Dean, School of Business Administration, University of Vermont; Betsy Bishop, President of Vermont Chamber of Commerce.BioTek Instruments was an inaugural inductee in the newly established Deane C. Davis Vermont Business Hall of Fame. The ceremony, held on May 24, 2011 in the University of Vermont's Kalkin Hall, included past winners of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award, which is presented jointly by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine...

 

  Gen5 Version 2.0 Data Analysis Software Now Available from BioTek BioTek_Gen5v2-1BioTek continues to provide enhanced microplate reader control, powerful data processing and export flexibility with the launch of Gen5 Version 2.0 Data Analysis Software. A new interface combines ease-of-use and memorable visuals with power and flexibility for increased productivity...

 

  BioTek Introduces the Eon High Performance Microplate Spectrophotometer BioTek Eon Microplate SpectrophotometerBioTek's new monochromator-based Eon Microplate Spectrophotometer combines high performance and high value in microplate-based absorbance readings. Like BioTek's popular EpochTM Microplate Spectrophotometer, Eon's monochromator-based optics allow flexible, filter-free 200-999 nm wavelength selection in 1 nm increments, and spectral scanning for 6- to 384-well microplates. An optional cuvette port expands functionality to cuvette-based assays and also aids in assay miniaturization to microplates or the 2 µL volumes used with BioTek's Take3TM and new Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plates...

 

  BioTek Introduces the World's First Deep Well Microplate Washer Biotek ELx405™ Select Deep Well WasherBioTek Instruments, Inc., continues to set new standards in microplate washers with the launch of the ELx405TM Select Deep Well Washer. The new ELx405 Select Deep Well Washer is a robot compatible, full plate washer for automated aspirate and dispense steps in 96- and 384-well plates up to 50 mm high, and can also accommodate standard 15 mm microplates. This delivers increased washing efficiency compared to manual and hand-held methods...

 

  Liquid Handling Control Software Available in 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant Version BioTekBioTek offers increased electronic record keeping and security with the release of Liquid Handling ControlTM (LHCTM) Secure Software for use with their EL406TM Microplate Washer Dispenser, ELx405TM Washer and MultiFloTM Dispenser. LHC Secure is fully 21 CFR Part 11 compliant for the GxP laboratory or any laboratory requiring safe record keeping...

 

  BioTek Expands Web Site International Accessibility BioTek InstrumentsBioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, announces expanded international accessibility for their web site with the addition of Russian, Italian and Korean languages. Languages already available on the site include English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Japanese. All languages are selectable via the site's user-friendly language picker...

 

  BioTek Welcomes New Product Specialist to Cover Expanding Brazilian Market BioTekBioTek Instruments, Inc., welcomes Marcus Stolarski to the company as Product Specialist. Marcus is responsible for supporting BioTek's distribution network and customers in Brazil. Prior to joining the company, Marcus worked for Brazilian distributor Biosystems, and received a degree in biological sciences from the Federal University of Parana...

 

  BioTek 2010 Sales Outpace Market Growth Again BioTek Instruments BioTek Instruments reports record growth for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010, citing sales growth increases of 19% domestically and 16% internationally for their laboratory component business. In contrast, the scientific equipment market segment in 2010 reportedly grew around 6%...

 

  BioTek Instruments Announces Establishment of Korean Office BioTekBioTek Instruments, Inc., continues their global expansion in the microplate-based technology market with the establishment of BioTek Korea. Managed by Mr. Yunki Kyung, the new direct sales and service organization will focus on growing BioTek's brand and expanding direct service and application support for our growing customer base in South Korea...

 

  BioTek Offers Peristaltic Pump Cassette Recalibration Options BioTekBioTek now offers three options to customers requiring peristaltic pump cassette recalibration for MultiFlo Microplate Dispenser, EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser and MicroFlo Select Microplate Dispenser...

 

  BioTek Announces New Applications and Business Development Manager in Canada Dr. Charles Amirmansour BioTek Instruments, Inc., welcomes Dr. Charles Amirmansour to the company as Canadian Applications & Business Development Manager. Dr. Amirmansour is responsible for supporting BioTek's technical and new business activities with Fisher Scientific Canada...

 

  BioTek's READ, WASH, DISPENSE & AUTOMATE Technologies on Display at LabAutomation 2011 BioTek Instruments BioTek Instruments will attend LabAutomation 2011 as a Platinum Sponsor on January 27 - February 2, 2011 in Palm Springs, California. In addition to a full complement of microplate technologies at booth #151, the company will host a workshop and various poster presentations

 

  BioTek Releases EL406 Vacuum Filtration Module EL406 Vacuum Filtration ModuleBioTek's unique and popular EL406TM Microplate Washer Dispenser may now be used for automated vacuum filtration processes with the new EL406 vacuum filtration module. BioTek's complete line of microplate washers can now be used for automated washing of polystyrene- and magnetic bead-based assays such as the Luminex xMAP® assay platforms.

 

  BioTek Announces Epoch Contest Winner BioTek Announces Epoch Contest WinnerBioTek Instruments, Inc., today announced the winner of the "Win an Epoch" contest, which ran April 15 - September 17, 2010 in the United Kingdom. The prize, BioTek's EpochTM Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer System, is awarded in cooperation with Fisher Scientific. The winner, chosen at random, is Ms. Alison Tutt, Laboratory Manager in the Tenovus Research Laboratory, Cancer Sciences Division at Southampton University, United Kingdom.

 

  BioTek Welcomes Visiting Chinese Delegation Biotek logoOn Friday, October 15th, ten members of the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, hosted by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, visited BioTek Instruments. During this visit, all guests toured the facility and met with BioTek's President and CEO Briar Alpert

 

  BioTek Welcomes International MBA Students BioTek Welcomes International MBA StudentsAs part of a collaborative exchange program between the University of Vermont's (UVM) School of Business Administration and the Haute École de Gestion de Fribourg (Executive Masters in Business Administrations Program) in Fribourg Switzerland, twenty Swiss MBA students recently toured BioTek Instruments.

 

  BioTek’s Epoch Video Contest Winner Announced! BioTek’s Epoch Video Contest Winner Announced!BioTek has declared a winner in their "Why I Need a BioTek Epoch For My Lab" video contest! Congratulations to Yener Selcuk, Matin Khan and Tim Kohrn, who work in a diagnostics laboratory in Lower Saxony, Germany.

 

  BioTek’s Synergy H1 Receives HTRF Certification ioTek’s Synergy H1 Receives HTRF CertificationBioTek Instruments announces that their latest addition to the patent-pending Hybrid Microplate Reader family has received HTRF® certification from Cisbio Bioassays. The SynergyTM H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Reader is certified to meet or exceed strict performance and functional criteria for optimal HTRF results, which means that life science and drug discovery researchers are assured of increased productivity and extended flexibility for this assay platform

 

  BioTek Brings It All Together at Miptec 2010 BioTek Instruments, Inc., will present their latest microplate instrumentation technologies at ILMAC Hall 1.1, Booth E79 and MipTec Hall 1.0, Booth J43 during MipTec 2010, the premier European drug discovery conference and exhibition. In conjunction with ILMAC, the event will be held September 21-24, 2010 at Messe Basel in Basel, Switzerland.

 

  New 1-to-4 Reagent MultiFlo Microplate Dispenser Simplifies Dispensing Processes BioTek's new MultiFloTM Microplate Dispenser uses multiple technologies to dispense multiple reagents into multiple microplate types. This all-in-one dispenser saves bench space and transfer time, and also eliminates plate setup steps, thus simplifying the dispensing process.

 

  BioTek Expands Next Generation Hybrid Microplate Reader Instrumentation BioTek, the market leader in Hybrid Microplate Detection Technology, has released its newest product, the SynergyTM H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Reader. This latest addition to its "patent-pending" product line expands the performance, versatility and flexibility offered by Hybrid Technology.

 

  Lights…Camera…Epoch! Break out your video cameras and enter BioTek's "Why I Need a BioTek Epoch For My Lab" video contest. Get creative and have a little fun ... you could win the world's most versatile multi-volume, multi-sample spectrophotometer system!

 

  Synergy 2 Alpha Is A Proven Alternative For Reading AlphaScreen/AlphaLISA Assays Further expanding the SynergyTM Microplate Reader family, BioTek's SynergyTM 2 Alpha Microplate Reader provides high-performance Alpha detection at a reasonable price for low- to medium-throughput laboratories. Synergy 2 Alpha comes pre-configured with the Alpha filter set, mirrors, software and optical modules to read all Alpha assays, and is easily upgradable with additional detection modes as the laboratory's needs change.

 

  Epoch on Top of the World BioTek's EpochTM Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer is being used by a Wyle scientist at the Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) Research Station on Devon Island in a study to determine the impact of mental and physical isolation in an Arctic environment on stress markers, and their effect on the surface adhesion profile of T lymphocytes.

 

  BioTek Announces New Managing Director of Europe BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of microplate instrumentation for drug discovery and life science solutions, welcomes Dr. Dirk Frese to the company as Managing Director, Europe, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Dr. Frese is responsible for business integration and advancement within Europe.

 

  BioTek Instruments Named Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award Finalist For the second time in as many years, BioTek Instruments, Inc., has been selected as one of three finalists for the annual Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award. The award is named for former Vermont Governor Deane C. Davis, who was a strong advocate of a sound economy based on environmental stewardship.

 

  BioTek Launches Next Generation Microplate Washer Platform BioTek's new ELx50TM Microplate Strip Washer platform brings flexibility to a new level by providing a compact 3-in-1 solution for automating complex washing steps in many 96-well based assays including standard ELISA, biomagnetic bead separation and polystyrene vacuum filtration including the popular Luminex xMap® MultiPlex Assay technology.

 

  BioTek Highlights Cell-based Assay Automation at SBS BioTek Instruments, Inc., a market leader in Read, Wash, Dispense and Automation technology for microplate assays will highlight their latest cell-based assay solutions at the 16th annual Society for Biomolecular Sciences Conference & Exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona, April 11-15

 

  BioTek’s Synergy H4 Hybrid Reader Is Transcreener Approved BioTek's new SynergyTM H4 Hybrid Microplate Reader has received Transcreener® approval from BellBrook Labs (Madison, WI). The approval extends to the Transcreener Fluorescence Polarization, Far Red, Red Fluorescence (FI) and Red TR-FRET assays, and means that the Synergy H4 meets strict standards in instrument setup and assay performance.

 

  BioTek Highlights Microplate Instrumentation Technologies at Analytica 2010 BioTek Instruments, Inc., will present their latest microplate instrumentation technologies at Hall A3, Stand #330 during Analytica 2010, the 22nd International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology. The exhibition will be held March 23-26, 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre / ICM in Munich, Germany.

 

  BioTek’s Synergy H4 Hybrid Reader Is LanthaScreen Plus Certified The SynergyTM H4 Hybrid Microplate Reader from BioTek Instruments was awarded the LanthaScreen® Certified Plus designation from Invitrogen, part of Life Technologies, a provider of essential life science technologies for research, production and diagnostics. This ensures that the Synergy H4 is validated to strict standards in instrument setup and assay performance and has achieved the highest level of certification.

 

  BioTek’s Synergy H4 Hybrid Reader Is HTRF Certified The SynergyTM H4 Hybrid Microplate Reader from BioTek Instruments is now HTRF® certified. With this certification, Cisbio Bioassays guarantees that the Synergy H4 meets or exceeds strict performance and functional criteria for optimal HTRF® readout.

 

  BioTek Instruments and Global Cell Solutions Collaborate at LabAutomation2010 BioTek Instruments, Inc., and Global Cell Solutions, Inc., (GCS) announce a formal collaboration for the coming year at LabAutomation 2010.

 

  BioTek Instruments Achieves Record Sales Growth, Community Awards in 2009 BioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, announced 13% sales growth for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009, which significantly outpaced the overall laboratory instrumentation market, which contracted during the same period.

 

  READ, WASH, DISPENSE & AUTOMATE with BioTek Instruments at LabAutomation 2010 January 7, 2010, WINOOSKI VT, USA — Platinum Sponsor BioTek Instruments, Inc., will attend LabAutomation 2010 on January 23-27, 2010 in Palm Springs, California. Their READ, WASH, DISPENSE, AUTOMATE theme exemplifies the full line of microplate technology solutions that will be demonstrated at their booth, as well as a variety of informative presentations throughout the conference.

 

  BioTek Instruments Expands into Switzerland BioTek Instruments announces the establishment of its newest European direct sales and service organization, BioTek Instruments (Switzerland) GmbH. BioTek Switzerland was created from a previous partnership with Witec AG in Littau, Switzerland and will be managed by Margrit Limacher, Witec’s founder.

 

  BioTek Instruments Introduces the Synergy H4 Hybrid Microplate Reader

BioTek Instruments continues to expand its SynergyTM Multi-Mode Microplate Reader family with the introduction of the patent-pending Synergy H4 with Hybrid TechnologyTM. Synergy H4 combines the sensitivity of filter-based optics with the flexibility of monochromator-based optics in one compact instrument for high-performance fluorescence-based applications.

 

  BioTek’s ELx405 Microplate Bead Washer Accommodates Polystyrene and Magnetic Bead-Based Assays

BioTek is pleased to announce that the popular ELx405 Microplate Washer is now available with vacuum filtration and biomagnetic separation modules to meet the growing demand for automated washing of microbead-based assays. Full 96- and 384-well microplate washing for bead-based assays, as well as standard ELISAs, is available for those who are incorporating various assay types.

 

  BioTek Instruments Expands World Headquarters

BioTek Instruments recently announced the expansion of its world headquarters in Winooski, Vermont, USA. The company added 8,000 square feet; effectively increasing the size of its Service department by 50% and housing a new applications laboratory.