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  New Possibilities for Researchers - Enhanced Cell-Based Assays with Microplate Readers

BMG CatalogLatest technology for cell-based assays now also available for BMG LABTECH’s entry-level product line. Cell-based assays have become an important application in the life science sector, from basic to top-level research. They are widely used in biotech companies and academic research institutions to monitor cell health in real-time. As experiments with living cells...

 

  BMG LABTECH Australia Celebrates 20 Years of Customer Service Excellence in the APAC Region

Anniversary-LogoThis year, BMG LABTECH’s Australian office celebrates 20 years of innovation and steady growth.

The office was established in January 1998 to support Australia and the APAC region, offering excellent sales and customer service for BMG LABTECH’s wide range of dedicated and multi-mode microplate readers. “Since its incorporation there have been many changes at BMG LABTECH....

 

  BMG LABTECH Unveils Website Relaunch: Clear, User-Friendly and Responsive

BMG LABTECH, a manufacturer of innovative microplate readers, has announced the launch of a newly redesigned version of its website.

BMG labtechThe site's clean and modern look, combined with improved search functionality, and optimization for mobile devices allow visitors to better interact with BMG LABTECH online. The revamped website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features about the company’s high quality microplate readers....

 

  Patent for Linear Variable Filters in Microplate Readers Granted to BMG LABTECH

BMG LABTECH, a leading manufacturer of microplate readers, announces that the company has received grant for the U.S. Patent 9,733,124, entitled “Microplate Reader with Linear Variable Filter”.

LVF monochromatorThe patent’s claims cover a revolutionary new type of dual monochromator technology using Linear Variable Filters (LVF) for the selection of wavelength and bandwidths. The patent provides protection for this unique LVF MonochromatorTM design and recognition of the high quality of the innovation being carried out by the BMG LABTECH team....

 

  New Gas Ramping Function Enables World’s First in Vitro Reproduction of Ischaemia/Reperfusion Conditions in a Microplate Reader

BMG LABTECH reports successful development of new technology within the MetaCell-TM project

CLARIOstarBMG LABTECH developed a new gas ramping function that can fully manipulate the environment within a microplate reader, by mimicking in vitro hypoxia and ischaemia/reperfusion. Equipped with this unique feature, the CLARIOstar® with Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) is the first plate reader...

 

  BMG LABTECH Announces Genedata Screener Integration

One single analysis platform to streamline workflows, reduce costs, and lower maintenance efforts

BMG LABTECH collaborates with Genedata to provide a functionally rich integration between BMG LABTCH’s entire product range of dedicated and multi-mode microplate readers and Genedata Screener®, a data analysis and management platform for in-vitro screening technologies....

 

  The Performance Users Trust in a New Colour

BMG LABTECH unveils new visual brand identity and showcases the streamlined readers at SLAS 2017

BMG LABTECH’s booth (529) at SLAS 2017BMG LABTECH’s visual appearance is heading into a new direction. The microplate reader company launched a new corporate colour identity that will be rolled out across all products as well as external and internal communication channels in the coming weeks. “As the company grows and develops, it is important that our brand continues to reflect the high quality, reliability and innovation of our products....

 

  BMG LABTECH Exhibits at the Genomics Festival in London

The Festival of Genomics London brings together academia, biopharma and healthcare to explore the power of the genome in driving R&D and the diagnosis and treatment of disease into the future.

BMG labtechStop by booth #29 to see the CLARIOstar®, the microplate reader that provides advanced flexibility and sensitivity for drug discovery, genomics, cancer studies and synthetic biology. The festival takes place from the 31st ofJanuary - the 1st of February and is thought for anyone generating, using, or studying genomic information....

 

  BMG LABTECH Invests 4.5 Million Euro in Headquarters Site Expansion

Leading microplate reader manufacturer doubles its production area

BMG labtechBMG LABTECH, a world leader in microplate readers, has recorded a rapid increase in revenue over the past years. A new company building provides the additional capacity required for the company's anticipated business growth over the longer term. The expansion is a necessary response to the global demand for BMG LABTECH products...

 

  BMG LABTECH Supports four iGEM Teams to Fund Undergraduate Research Competition

BMG LABTECH, a leading manufacturer of microplate readers, recently supported four iGEM teams with a microplate reader to fuel their participation at the annual iGEM competition.

Dr Stefanie TintelnotThe teams will compete at the iGEM Giant Jamboree held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, attended by 300 teams from around the world. “Supporting the iGEM teams is a reflection of BMG LABTECH’s commitment to scientific education. The ideas and research approaches developed by this challenge are giving hope to push the synthetic biology to new levels,” says Tobias Pusterla, the company’s International Marketing...

 

  Researchers put the Paradigm of Endless Endpoint Assays in Biased Agonism Studies to Question

BMG LABTECH’s Readers are Used to Measure Binding Kinetics Over Minutes

/BMG labtech Single reading events of a signaling molecule at a given time should no longer be considered as the only insightful indicator to predict the usefulness of a new drug candidate. In fact, the authors of a new study claim that it is necessary to explore the kinetic context of the binding event instead....

 

  The New Gold Standard Microplate Reader for High Throughput Screening BMG LABTECH Introduces its New Product PHERAstar FSX at SLAS 2016

Visitors at the SLAS in San Diego will witness the international premiere of the new reference multi-mode HTS reader PHERAstar® FSX.

BMG labtechThe latest evolution in microplate reader instrumentation combines the best sensitivity on the market, highest speed and unmatched flexibility in plate formats up to 3456 wells. Visit booth #915 from January 23rd-27th to see German engineering at its best. The ultimate microplate reader for HTS applications. Built upon the successful PHERAstar® FS platform, the PHERAstar® FSX has improved features that make it superior...

 

  BMG LABTECH Exhibits at Europe’s No. 1 Event for Biotechnology and Life Science

BMG LABTECH showcases its wide range of microplate reader at the Biotechnica in Hannover.

PHERAstar FSVisitors of booth D05 have the possibility to see readers and accessories for use in life science, drug discovery and other research areas. BMG LABTECH shows its multimode microplate reader CLARIOstar® with new Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU). The CLARIOstar® multimode microplate reader is equipped with BMG LABTECH’s unique LVF monochromatorTM technology, filters, and an UV/Vis spectrometer. The triple technology offers high...

 

  BMG LABTECH Helps Student Research Team with their Participation at the International iGEM Competition

The research iGEM team of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany presents their newly developed 'Microarray Xeroxing' technique to the Jury in Boston.

research iGEM team of the Albert-Ludwigs-University FreiburgWith this technique, just a few drops of blood are enough to detect many different diseases simultaneously, quickly, and cheaply. The 19 students received financial support for their project from German microplate reader manufacturer BMG LABTECH. This year, 280 teams from all around the world take part in the competition which is organized by non-profit organization iGEM (international genetically engineered machine)...

 

  BMG LABTECH Reports Success from a Recent Australian Research Council Linkage Grant

The grant is targeted towards developing new technological approaches enabling academics, biotech and pharmaceutical companies to discover novel treatments for a range of disorders.

 Luminescence measurementsA major outcome of the grant has been published recently in Nature Methods (Stoddart et al., 2015). The paper entitled “Application of BRET to monitor ligand binding to GPCRs” demonstrates for the first time the principle of real time ligand binding to G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs), the single most important family of drug targets, using Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer (BRET). In effect, the BRET technique has been shown to be...

 

  BMG LABTECH Presents its Revolutionary Microplate Reader Technology at EMBL Symposia

BMG LABTECH - the microplate reader company - showcases its multimode microplate reader CLARIOstar with unique LVF MonochromatorTM technology and new Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU). Visit booth #1 at EMBL Heidelberg from 14th to 17th of June.

clariostarThe CLARIOstar® multimode microplate reader offers filter-like performance with advanced LVF MonochromatorsTM providing increased sensitivity over conventional monochromators. The LVF MonochromatorsTM, along with filters and an UV/ Vis spectrometer can be used for a variety of applications in up to eight different detection modes: Fluorescence Intensity and FRET, Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF) and TR-FRET, Fluorescence...

 

  BMG LABTECH Donates 10,000 Euro to the Victims of Nepal Earthquake

The major earthquake that struck west of Kathmandu, hits one of the poorest regions in the world.

BMG labtechThe earthquake caused extensive damage to buildings and thousands of deaths and injuries. Vibrations were even felt in China, India and Bangladesh. Thousands of people need medical care and emergency shelters against rain and cold. The international department of Caritas Germany provides a 100 000 Euro emergency aid to help the victims as fast as possible. BMG LABTECH wants to help too and donated 10 000 Euro to the organization...

 

  Advanced Monitoring and Display of Cell-Based Applications in Microplate Readers

BMG LABTECH’s Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) is now entirely integrated into the reader control software.

clariostarCarbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) regulation can be easily managed via the intuitive and easy to understand user interface. Measurement results and gas concentrations curves are displayed together over the time. Equipped with the Atmospheric Control Unit the CLARIOstar® is able to provide the physiological environment for any cell type. The microprocessor-controlled unit can regulate CO2 and O2 independently...

 

  BMG LABTECH Presents its Revolutionary Microplate Reader Technology in Switzerland

The microplate reader specialist exhibits at Labotec 2015

ClarioStarBMG LABTECH showcases its multimode microplate reader CLARIOstar® at Labotec from 6th- 7th of May in Lausanne, visitors have the possibility to see the CLARIOstar® with new Atmospheric Control Unit and the Gold Standard microplate reader for High-Throughput Screening, the PHERAstar FS. Visit booth # D12 to see what BMG LABTECH’s instruments can do...

 

  25 Years of Revolutionary Microplate Reader technology at the LS2

BMG LABTECH exhibits at the biggest Swiss Life Sciences Meeting for the first time

Picture_1 copyBMG LABTECH, the Microplate Reader Company is Gold sponsor of the LS² Annual Meeting 2015 from January 29-30th in Zurich. A visit to booth #33 at the Campus Irchel of the University of Zurich promises a personal introduction to BMG LABTECH’s high performance microplate readers and latest innovations. Since its establishment in Offenburg, Germany BMG LABTECH has become a world leader in microplate reading due to...

 

  The CLARIOstar multi-mode microplate reader from BMG LABTECH now offers even more versatility

Now with independent O2 and CO2 control for live cell assays

ACU for CLARIOstarThe new Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) allows independent, simultaneous control of both O2 and CO2 within the microplate reader chamber. Assays which can now be performed on the CLARIOstar range from standard cell growth assays to cytotoxicity assays. The ACU provides the optimal environment for any live cell-based assay.

 

  BMG LABTECH, The Microplate Reader Company, Announces the Launch of its NEW Website!

Our newest microplate reader deserves a new website. Please check out our new CLARIOstar® featured on our new website.

BMG Labtech LogoFeaturing easier and more intuitive navigation, along with a sleek and modernized interface, the new site allows users to access thousands of available applications and information forms, as well as filter information and instrument comparisons according to research interests and needs. Getting a quote on one of our instruments has never been easier. Dr. EJ Dell, International Marketing Director, is enthusiastic about the new site: “We are thrilled to offer existing and potential customers a more useful, efficient, and engaging experience in navigating and accessing information about our fantastic microplate readers...

 

  Live Cellular FRET Fluorescent Protein Assay (mTFP-YFP) – No Filters Needed

When adapting a fluorescent protein assay from a confocal microscope to a microplate format, researchers no longer need filters thanks to new LVF Monochromators™ in the CLARIOstar® microplate reader from BMG LABTECH.

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There are two options for filtering light into wavelengths when using a microplate reader. Filters offer higher performance thanks to greater light transmission and wider bandwidths; monochromators offer greater flexibility. Past research has stated that monochromators cannot perform many assays, due to the poor performance of monochromator-based readers. The main reason is the need for wider bandwidths, monochromators only have fixed or adjustable bandwidths up to 30 nm....

 

  New global alliance to develop class-leading technology

A team of world leaders in the growing scientific field of biomolecular interaction, relating to basic biomedical research and the discovery of new pharmaceuticals, has been the recipient of a new Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.

BMG_CompanyThe project combines the knowledge and expertise of the laboratories of Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger of The University of Western Australia/Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Professor Stephen Hill of The University of Nottingham (UK) who are both leaders in bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET)/fluorescence technology development. They will be working with the bioluminescent industry leader Promega Corporation and the leading high-throughput instrumentation company BMG Labtech Pty Ltd (Australia).

 

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High Performance Microplate Reader with Advanced Monochromators, Spectrometer, and Filters,  Anything is possible with the CLARIOstar - Any Wavelength. Any Bandwidth. Any Assay.

Perfect for measuring and developing assays in fluorescence and luminescence, the CLARIOstar microplate reader from BMG LABTECH has Advanced Monochromators for flexibility that can be combined with filters for greater sensitivity. The Advanced Monochromators have continually adjustable wavelengths (320 to 850 nm) and bandwidths (8 to 100 nm) for excitation and emission, giving them increased performance and versatility over conventional monochromators.....

 

  BMG LABTECH and InvivoSciences, Inc. Initiate Market Collaboration to Accelerate Drug Discovery in Engineered 3D Tissues

BMG LABTECH and InvivoSciences announced today a strategic collaboration to market the time-dependent fluorescent assessment of engineered 3D heart tissues using advanced microplate reader technologies.

CLARIOstar The Microplate Reader from BMG Labtech

BMG Labtech, Inc. - the Microplate Reader Company - and InvivoSciences, Inc. - a leader in stem cell tissue engineering providing a novel solution in first-in-class drug discovery - announced today a strategic collaboration to market the time-dependent fluorescent assessment of engineered 3D heart tissues using advanced microplate reader technologies. Employing an automated system, 3D heart tissues are fabricated with cardiomyocytes derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells....

 

  CLARIOstar - New High Performance Multimode Microplate Reader with Advanced LVF Monochromator

BMG LABTECH’s German engineers designed the CLARIOstar to be the perfect multimode microplate reader that did not compromise on sensitivity, flexibility, speed, or convenience. And they succeeded. 

CLARIOstar® - New High Performance Multimode Microplate Reader with Advanced LVF MonochromatorTM

The CLARIOstar has new, advanced dual LVF Monochromators for fluorescence and luminescence detection, including FRET and BRET. LVF monochromators contain cutting edge technology, which include linear variable filters and dichroic mirrors. Like conventional, grating-based monochromators, these advanced LVF Monochromators produce continually adjustable wavelengths from 320 to 850 nm. But that is where the comparison stops....

 

  Anything is Possible with the CLARIOstar Multimode Microplate Reader

BMG LABTECH’s German engineers designed the CLARIOstar® to be the perfect multimode microplate reader, and they succeeded. With Triple Detection Technology, there is no compromise in any mode on sensitivity, flexibility, speed, or convenience.

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Greater Sensitivity in Fluorescence and Luminescence - Convenience with Increased Performance. The key technological advancement in the CLARIOstar® is its new LVF MonochromatorsTM, which have much greater sensitivity in fluorescence and luminescence assays, including FRET and BRET. LVF MonochromatorsTM contain state of the art technology, incorporating linear variable filters and linear variable dichroic mirrors into their design....

 

  The CLARIOstar High Performance Microplate Reader at ELA 2013

BMG LABTECH showcased the CLARIOstar multimode microplate reader at the European Laboratory Automation 2013 conference in Hamburg, Germany.

CLARIOstarWatch the video to learn about this new and exciting microplate reading technology, which includes a next generation monochromator for fluorescence and luminescence assays. The LVF monochromators, which incorporate linear variable filters and dichroics, allow greater light transmission, which translates into significantly increased sensitivity....

 

  CLARIOstar - New High Performance Multimode Microplate Reader with Advanced LVF Monochromator

BMG LABTECH’s German engineers designed the CLARIOstar to be the perfect multimode microplate reader that did not compromise on sensitivity, flexibility, speed, or convenience. And they succeeded.

CLARIOstarThe CLARIOstar has new, advanced dual LVF Monochromators for fluorescence and luminescence detection, including FRET and BRET. LVF monochromators contain cutting edge technology, which include linear variable filters and dichroic mirrors. Like conventional, grating-based monochromators, these advanced LVF Monochromators produce continually adjustable wavelengths from 320 to 850 nm.

 

  Any Assay, Any Wavelength, Any Bandwidth with the New CLARIOstar High Performance Microplate Reader

Any Assay, Any Wavelength, Any Bandwidth

CLARIOstar_Over the years, many different assays have been designed to work on many different microplate readers. As new techniques emerged, so did new microplate reader technology. The new CLARIOstar microplate reader from BMG LABTECH is the latest evolution in microplate reader instrumentation....

 

  CLARIOstar - High Performance Microplate Reader with Advanced LVF Monochromators (TM), Spectrometer and Filters

The CLARIOstar is a multimode microplate reader with new Advanced LVF Monochromators (TM), highly sensitive filters, and an ultra-fast spectrometer

CLARIOstarPerfect for measuring and developing fluorescence assays, the CLARIOstar has Advanced LVF Monochromators for flexibility that can be used in combination with filters for greater sensitivity. The Advanced LVF Monochromators, having continually adjustable wavelengths (320 to 850 nm) and bandwidths (8 to 100 nm) for excitation and emission, have significantly increased performance over conventional monochromators giving them filter-like performance....

 

  CLARIOstar - High Performance Microplate Reader with Advanced Monochromators, Spectrometer, and Filters

Anything is possible with the CLARIOstar - Any Wavelength. Any Bandwidth. Any Assay

CLARIOstarPerfect for measuring and developing assays in fluorescence and luminescence, the CLARIOstar microplate reader from BMG LABTECH has Advanced Monochromators for flexibility that can be combined with filters for greater sensitivity. The Advanced Monochromators have continually adjustable wavelengths (320 to 850 nm) and bandwidths (8 to 100 nm) for excitation and emission, giving them increased performance and versatility over conventional monochromators. Spectral scanning is also possible in both fluorescence and luminescence modes with theses Advanced Monochromators...

 

  The PHERAstar FS - The Gold-Standard for HTS Microplate Readers

As scientific research has grown, so have the tools and technology needed to perform the scientific experiments. With each new technology, an older technology is replaced and a new gold-standard is established

pherastar-fsAn example of such an evolution was with music: vinyl records became tapes, tapes became CDs, and CDs became MP3s. A similar evolution has occurred with microplate readers. Microplate readers have evolved from single function absorbance only instruments to multifunction absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence instruments. Further evolution has allowed different plate formats (6- to 1536-wells) to be read, as well as adding additional detection modes such as fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, and AlphaScreen®

 

  Prion Seeding Assay, Increased Sensitivity and Speed Using a BMG LABTECH Microplate Reader

A newly developed prion seeding assay called Real-Time Quaking Induced Conversion assay (RT-QuIC) now permits researchers to measure prion seeding at lower levels and in less than a few days in standard 96 well microplates

polarstar-omegaIn contrast, animal bioassays, though they are sensitive enough, are more expensive and much slower—they can take years to complete. RT-QuIC is a sensitive, fast, and high throughput improvement on the previously employed methods of quaking-induced conversion (QuIC) (Atarashi 2008) and amyloid seeding assay (ASA) (Colby 2007)...

 

  Quantifying Receptor-Ligand Binding to GPCRs in Live Cells - A new HTS format Replaces Radioactive Ligand Studies

Ligand binding affinities at G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) have historically been determined using a radioligand that competes for receptor binding sites against an unlabeled drug-like compound. But the potential hazards of open-source radioisotope handling, and the environmental impact of radioisotope disposal, make this a less desirable, costly technology

PHERAstar FS microplate reader from BMG LABTECH for HTS and Core Lab facilitiesNew methods, such as the development of fluorescent ligands for GPCRs (CellAura Tehnologies, Ltd.) provide a safer method for determining ligand binding affinities. However, measurement of fluorescent ligands binding to cells relies on capturing and processing complex high resolution images. This approach can be lengthy and can result in 96-well plate read times of approximately 30 minutes or more...

 

  Upcoming Webinar – Developing and Optimizing Cell-based Microplate Assays

Looking to perform a microplate cell-based assay for the first time or would like to develop a higher throughput for your current cell-based assay?cell-based-assays

On November 28th at noon EST a webinar will be hosted by Drug Discovery and Development and BMG LABTECH, the Microplate Reader Company, to discuss developing and optimizing cell-based assays in a microplate format...

 

  The Microplate Reader durable enough to withstand changes in gravity

Studying the physiological effects of gravity fluctuations on plants, researchers at the University of Tuebingen in Germany use BMG LABTECH’s POLARstar microplate reader in parabolic flights

BMG LABTECH’s POLARstar microplate readerIt is known that light and gravity are the two most important factors in helping plants determine where top and bottom are. It is easy to eliminate light to see what effect it has on plants, but trying to investigate changes in gravity prove a little more difficult. By measuring calcium and hydrogen peroxide in plant cells with the durable POLARstar microplate reader, researchers show the effects of gravity on plants during consecutive parabolic flights...

 

  Fluorescence Alternatives to Popular Biological Assays: Caco-2, hERG, Radioligand Binding, and Chromium Release

As science evolves, new technologies and methods are continuously created that supplant older, outdated methods. The main reasons to replace outdated applications are: to save money, to save time, and to be safer. If a new application can do all three, its chance of successfully replacing an older technology greatly increases

PHERAstar FS microplate reader from BMG LABTECHIn the last decade, the microplate reader has become a multi-mode, multi-functional instrument that is used routinely in most laboratories. As such, the number and type of microplate based applications have grown tremendously. A number of these applications use the Fluorescence Intensity, Fluorescence Polarization or Time-Resolved Fluorescence detection mode in a microplate reader....

 

  New Application from BMG LABTECH

A Fluorescence Based Assay of the Epigenetic Enzyme Histonedeacetylase 1 (HDAC1)

A Fluorescence Based Assay of the Epigenetic Enzyme Histonedeacetylase 1 (HDAC1)Histone modifications caused by histone deacetylases (HDACs) are strongly related to epigenetic regulation of transcription. Determining the activity of recombinant HDAC1 using the POLARstar OPTIMA microplate reader from BMG LABTECH offers high precision and performance. Using Boc-Lys(Ac)-AMC as fluorescent substrate HDAC activity and inhibitor assays can be performed over a wide concentration range...

 

  Automating Cell-Based Microplate Assays

PHERAstar FS with Direct Optic Bottom Reading, the Optimal Solution for Cell Based Assays

PHERAstar FS microplate readerOne of the most important uses for fluorescent proteins like GFP, mCherry, and mOranage is real-time monitoring of cellular processes in live cells. Now with the PHERAstar FS microplate reader, it is possible to miniaturize and increase throughput of fluorescent protein cell-based assays that were not possible before...

 

  Experience New and Innovative Microplate Reader Technology at ELRIG 2012

BMG LABTECH,The Microplate Reader Company, will showcase its newest technology at ELRIG 2012 in Manchester, UK on September 5th-6th. Visit BMG LABTECH booth Q11 & Q12 to learn how innovative technology greatly enhances microplate applications.

SPECTROstar NanoAs will be highlighted in several posters and at a lunchtime seminar, BMG LABTECH will detail how its innovative microplate reader technologies can improve your scientific research. When designing its newest microplate readers, BMG LABTECH analyzed the market to determine what features are missing in a microplate reader that will enhance life science applications. Two such advancements that greatly improve assays are ultra-fast, full spectrum analysis for absorbance assays and Direct Optic Bottom Reading for cell-based assays...

 

  Label-Free SoPRanoTM Assays Benefit from Microplate Readers with CCD Spectrometer Technology SoPRano label-free assay platform from PharmaDiagnosticsThe SoPRanoTM label-free assay platform from PharmaDiagnostics is certified to work on all BMG LABTECH microplate readers with a CCD spectrometer. With this label-free assay platform, IC/EC50s and Kds can be determined for biological interactions such as protein-protein or antibody-antigen. Based upon well-known Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) technology that has previously only been found in expensive dedicated biosensing equipment, the SoPRanoTM label-free technology uses Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) - active Gold Nano Rods (GNRs) that can detect the binding of molecules to the GNR surface in a concentration dependent manner...

 

  BMG LABTECH announce its newest addition to its family of microplate readers, the NEPHELOstar Plus Use Light-Scattering to Measure Compound Solubility or Microbial Growth in a Nephelometric Microplate Reader

BMG NEPHELOstarPlusBMG LABTECH is proud to announce its newest addition to its family of microplate readers, the NEPHELOstar Plus. The NEPHELOstar Plus is the world's only laser-based nephelometer that measures light-scattering in a microplate based environment. Light-scattering is an alternative to absorbance measurements and it is a technique that measures the turbidity or solubility of a sample in a solution. This nephelometric microplate reader offers the HTS or Drug Screening laboratory an easy to use, low cost, and rapid method for checking the solubility of compounds. In addition, it offers microbiology laboratories a more precise method with a larger dynamic range to measure cellular growth...

 

  BMG LABTECH to present two scientific posters at SLAS Asia PHERAstar-FSVisit BMG LABTECH, The Microplate Reader Company, at Booth 43 at 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai, China from 19-21 June 2012. This international venue will highlight the Advances in Drug and Life Sciences R&D Through Laboratory Technology. BMG LABTECH will present the outstanding features of the PHERAstar FS, the gold-standard for HTS instruments...

 

  BMG LABTECH Presents its Newest HTS Technology at European Laboratory Automation (ELA) 2012 BMG NEPHELOstarPlusIn Hamburg, Germany on May 30-31st BMG LABTECH, the Microplate Reader Company, will showcase its newest technology at ELA 2012. Stop by Booth #120 to see unique and proprietary microplate reader technology that separates BMG LABTECH from the rest. BMG LABTECH features not found on any other instrument, include: ultra-fast, full spectrum (220-1000 nm) absorbance analysis for chemical or biological samples; laser-based, light-scattering nephelometery for measuring compound solubility; Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) for optimizing cell-based assay experiments or for inducing disease states such as...

 

  BMG LABTECH report on Analytica BMG LABTECH, The Microplate Reader CompanyLike all good things, Analytica 2012 has come and gone. Similarly to previous shows, Analytica 2012 was a great venue for BMG LABTECH, The Microplate Reader Company. Providing one of the most common analytical life science instruments to laboratories, BMG LABTECH was able to showcase its unique technology to many different researchers...

 

  What’s Happening at Analytica 2012 with BMG LABTECH BMG SPECTROstar-NanoVisit BMG LABTECH, The Microplate Reader Company, at Booth B1.306 at the Analytica 2012, the international conference for Analysis technology, Laboratory technology and Biotechnology. This year the exhibition areas will include Analysis and Quality Control, Laboratory Equipment, as well as Biotechnology/Life Science/Diagnostics...

 

  Measure Low-Volume DNA, RNA and Protein at the Touch of a Button BMG Ivis SoftwareIf you are measuring DNA, RNA, or protein using the absorbance method 260/280 nm and you would like to use less sample than what is held in a cuvette or 96-well microplate, then you might be interested in BMG LABTECH's low volume LVis microplate. Compatible with BMG LABTECH's SPECTROstar Nano and now with the Omega platform of absorbance spectrometer-based microplate readers, researchers will substantially save on DNA, RNA, or protein samples when using the LVis microplate..

 

  BMG LABTECH is attending ARABLAB 2012 BMG SPECTROstar-Nano2BMG LABTECH, the Microplate Reader Company, based in Ortenberg, Germany will be exhibiting at ARABLAB 2012 from March 26-29th. Visit Booth #408 to get a personal introduction to the SPECTROstar Nano and the POLARstar Omega microplate readers. The SPECTROstar Nano represents a revolution in ultra-fast, full spectrum absorbance measurements for assays such as ELISA, DNA, RNA, and protein determination. Compatible with microplates, cuvettes, and low volume samples down to 2 µL, the SPECTROstar Nano is ideal for all laboratories seeking the finest absorbance microplate reader... 

 

  The Gold Standard for HTS Microplate Readers, the PHERAstar FS, Shines at SLAS 2012 BMG LABTECHThe first inaugural SLAS took place on February 6-8th in San Diego, California with BMG LABTECH being a proud diamond sponsor of the event. Amongst the things highlighted at SLAS2012 were the PHERAstar FS, the new gold-standard for HTS instruments; the SPECTROstar Nano, a 1536-well absorbance only microplate reader that is perfect for HTS DNA concentration measurements; and the new Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) with dual gas intake valves for CO2 and O2 regulation, making it the ultimate cell-based microplate reader...

 

  The Future of High-Throughput Screening with the PHERAstar FS BMG pherastar-fsAs 1536-well microplates were introduced to high throughput screening (HTS), adoption was not immediate. Now instruments with 1536-well microplate capability are a mandatory consideration for most HTS workflows. Will a similar pattern hold for 3456-well microplate formats? With BMG LABTECH's PHERAstar FS, scientists now have the option to go to smaller volumes...

 

  BMG LABTECH is a Diamond Sponsor of the First Annual SLAS 2012 BMG LABTECH The first inaugural SLAS will take place February 6-8th in San Diego, California with BMG LABTECH being a proud diamond sponsor of the event. Stop by booth #921 to see The Microplate Reader Company and to see what is new with microplate reader technology. Amongst the things to see are: the PHERAstar FS, the gold-standard for HTS instruments; the SPECTROstar Nano, the only 1536 absorbance reader that can capture a full UV-Vis spectrum in less than a second per well; and the new Atmospheric Control Unit with dual independent gas intake valves, making the FLUOstar Omega the ultimate cell-based microplate reader...

 

  Microplate Based Cellular Assays Greatly Benefit from a New Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU)The next generation ACU, designed by BMG LABTECH, allows for the independent regulation of both oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) inside of the microplate reader chamber. This will allow researchers to have complete control over the atmospheric conditions for all cell types and cell-based assays that can be performed in a microplate...

 

  New Application Note from BMG LABTECH BlueScreen HC assayThe BlueScreen HC assay from Gentronix utilizes a luminescence-based reporter system to measure genotoxicity. The assay generates positive results e.g for direct-acting mutagens and clastogens and correct negative results for non-carcinogens. In addition, reduced cell proliferation, a measure of cytotoxicity, is assessed, too. Using the FLUOstar Omega microplate reader from BMG LABTECH the BlueScreen HC assay has been shown to be fast, accurate and reproducible...

 

  New Application Note - DNA measurements in low volume samples, microplates and cuvettes on the SPECTROstar Nano DNA measurements in low volume samples, microplates and cuvettes on the SPECTROstar NanoThe SPECTROstar Nano offers different possibilities to measure DNA in UV absorbance mode. If there is enough DNA material available and only a few samples that should be measured, cuvette measurements can be performed. For higher throughput a microplate should be used. If sample volume is very limited, then the LVis Plate is recommended as it offers a great linear range, a high sensitivity and only 2 µl of sample is needed...

 

  New Application Note - Growth of Campylobacter using BMG LABTECH’s FLUOstar Omega equipped with ACU Growth of Campylobacter using BMG LABTECH FLUOstar Omega equipped with ACUGrowth of the fastidious microorganism Campylobacter jejuni was monitored using a FLUOstar Omega microplate reader equipped with the Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU). With the ACU it was possible to independently control the oxygen to 7 % and the carbon dioxide to 10 %. Growth curves obtained in 96-well microplates were comparable to conventional growth measurements where samples are taken and measured in cuvettes...

 

  New Application Note - Miniaturised Platelet Aggregation Assays using the NOVOstar Microplate Reader Miniaturised Platelet Aggregation Assays using the NOVOstar Microplate ReaderPlatelet aggregation is a "gold standard" assay of platelet function in the research and clinical laboratory settings which is conventionally measured with aggregometers requiring large volumes of platelet suspensions and only in low throughput format. With the NOVOstar microplate reader from BMG LABTECH we present an alternative optical method to measure platelet aggregation using small volumes in 96-well format...

 

  Join BMG LABTECH at MipTec 2011 BMG fluostar-omegaBMG LABTECH - The Microplate Reader Company - will be highlighting their innovative microplate reader solutions, exhibiting scientific posters and presenting a symposium at MipTec 2011 in Basel, Switzerland from September 20th-22nd 2011...

 

  Final Winners of BMG LABTECH's SPECTROstar Nano competition new SPECTROstar NanoWhen treating cancer, it is now common to use the body's immune system to help fight the cancer. Some people have been shown to produce an immune response to different cancers and research into these immune responses has led to treatments that use antibodies, interleukin, interferon, TNF, etc. Dr. Michael Campa from Dr. Edward Patz, Jr.'s laboratory in the Duke University Medical School has proposed to use a new microplate reader from BMG LABTECH to investigate one such mechanism...

 

  BMG LABTECH to showcase Innovative Microplate Reading Solutions at ELRIG Drug Discovery 2011 BMG fluostar-omegaBMG LABTECH - The Microplate Reader Company - will be exhibiting their innovative microplate reader solutions at the ELRIG Drug Discovery 2011 in Manchester, UK. Visit our booth K 6 & 7 on September 7th and 8th to find out more about our life science and high-throughput screening solutions...

 

  Big Win for Small Particles: BMG LABTECH announces the fouth winner of the SPECTROstar Nano contest big-win-for-small-particlesBMG LABTECH is proud to announce that the fourth SPECTROstar Nano will be going to Finland to aid in developing a discovery platform for pharmaceutical nanoparticles at the University of Helsinki. "The discovery platform for pharmaceutical nanoparticles relies on an unconventional combination of modern methods. It will open important new horizons and it is expected to fundamentally renew the field of drug delivery."...

 

  BMG LABTECH goes mobile bmglabtechmobileBMG LABTECH, the Microplate Reader Company, launched a mobile-device optimized website today which was developed specifically for users of smartphones (such as the iPhone, Android and Blackberry) as well as other wireless devices. BMG LABTECH's mobile website is designed with a similar look and feel as www.bmglabtech.com but with the needs of these new wireless devices in mind; the pages are built for a smaller screen and upload faster due to optimized images and other features and are thus more convenient for users accessing the website via a smartphone...

 

  Honey - A Novel Application for an Ancient Remedy helps Rose Cooper win a SPECTROstar Nano from BMG LABTECH spectrostar-third-winnerBMG LABTECH are delighted to announce that Professor Rose Cooper and her research group (Aled Roberts, Rowena Jenkins and Sarah Maddocks) from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff is the third winner of a SPECTROstar Nano UV/Vis microplate and cuvette reader...

 

  New Application Note from BMG LABTECH - "Quantitative, High- Throughput, Fluorescent-Based Bioassay to Detect Schistosoma Viability" Quantitative, High- Throughput, Fluorescent-Based Bioassay to Detect Schistosoma ViabilityA Schistosoma viability assay (96 and 384 well format) is introduced that utilizes two fluorophores. Fluorescein diacetate emission is related to living cells while propidium iodide emission indicates the number of dead cells. This assay abandons low throughput microscopy and was performed in bottom reading mode on the POLARstar Omega microplate reader from BMG LABTECH...

 

  New Application Note from BMG Labtech "The ELISAONE assay performed on the POLARstar Omega" ELISAONE ™ assayTraditional ELISA assays are known for their several wash steps in order to remove unbound antigen from the well. Here we introduce a fluorescence based ELISA assay that only needs one wash step. This technology is called ELISAONE™ and was developed by TGR BioSciences. The ELISAONE™ assay is both robust and sensitive as evidenced by EGF, TNFa and IL-2 data obtained with the POLARstar Omega microplate reader from BMG LABTECH...

 

  BMG LABTECH is proud to announce the second winner of our SPECTROstar Nano contest

SPECTROstar Nano contestRising Stars in the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department at U.T. Arlington are the Second Winners of a SPECTROstar Nano from BMG LABTECH. For young and exuberant scientists it is sometimes hard to accomplish new and exciting research when applying for classic funding sources...

 

  New Application Note from BMG Labtech "Thioflavin T aggregation assay to determine antibody stability" Promotion of Aggregation as a Means of Assessing the Stability of Antibody MoleculesThe efficiency of antibody molecules is dependent on their stability. Stress can cause denaturation and aggregation resulting in inactive proteins. We introduce an assay setup where stability of antibodies is measured. Shaking stress is initiated by the FLUOstar Omega microplate reader and aggregation propensity of antibody candidates is measured with the help of a fluorescence based assay in 96-well format...

 

  New Application Note "AlphaScreen Surefire" from BMG LABTECH AlphaScreen SurefireGPCRs are a large family of receptors which have a broad involvement in cellular responses affecting many important body functions. An approach to measure Gi and Gq coupled receptors is the utilization of the ERK phosphorylation cascade. In this application note the POLARstar Omega microplate reader from BMG LABTECH is used to detect ERK phosphorylation using an AlphaScreen® Surefire® proximity-based assay in 384-well format...

 

  Cellular Dopamine and Intracellular Calcium Signaling Using the Next Generation HTS Microplate Reader Cellular Dopamine and Intracellular Calcium Signaling Using the Next Generation HTS Microplate ReaderTwo cell-based signaling assays from Invitrogen, Fluo-4 Direct™ Calcium Assay and Tango™-bla U2OS GPCR Assay, were performed on the PHERAstar FS HTS instrument. The PHERAstar FS has several unique features that enhance the performance of these assays including direct optic bottom reading, high resolution cell layer scanning, injection at the point of measurement and dual emission detection...

 

  A Fast and Simple Method For Measuring P-Glycoprotein (Pgp) Inhibition A Fast and Simple Method For Measuring P-Glycoprotein Inhibition.jpgA novel assay specific for measuring inhibition of the P-glycoprotein multidrug transporter (PGp) is presented. The combination of the fast and simple fluorescence assay from the Fluorosome® company and the FLUOstar Omega microplate reader from BMG LABTECH is an ideal platform to screen for Pgp inhibitors in 96-well or 384-well format. Fluorescence kinetic signal curves and representative IC50 values for different test compounds are shown.

 

  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...

 

  BMG LABTECH exihibit at SBS Conference 2011 as Bronze Sponsor SPECTROstar Nanos from BMG LABTECHBMG LABTECH, world leader in microplate reader technology, is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the SBS Conference 2011 in Orlando, Florida. BMG invite you to join them on booth 807 and join in on their workshops to see the latest innovations in microplate reading technology including the SPECTROstar Nano, which can instantly capture a full UV/Vis spectrum (220 - 1000 nm) in low volume samples, microplates and cuvettes...

 

  Receive a Free Ultra-Fast, Full Spectrum Absorbance Microplate Reader from BMG LABTECH for Your Ideas SPECTROstar NanoThe SPECTROstar Nano is the next evolution in absorbance reader technology and BMG LABTECH is giving away five of these unique instruments for your ideas. Its proprietary ultra-fast UV-Vis spectrometer instantaneously captures a full spectrum in microplates, cuvettes and low volumes samples. It will redefine the most common absorbance assays such as ELISAs, DNA, RNA, protein (Bradford, BCA, Lowry), cell growth, and beta-galactosidase, while expanding your laboratory's capability with different sample formats.

 

  Be Selected to Receive a FREE SPECTROstar Nano from BMG LABTECH SPECTROstar Nano from BMG LABTECHEnter the competition to receive one of FIVE SPECTROstar Nanos by submitting a two to four page research proposal describing how your lab will use microplates, cuvettes or low volume samples on the new SPECTROstar Nano absorbance microplate reader

 

  BMG LABTECH to showcase the SPECTROstar Nano and present two workshops at the LabAutomation 2011 conference BMG LABTECH to showcase the SPECTROstar Nano Instantly capture a full UV/Vis spectrum (220 - 1000 nm) in low volume samples, microplates and cuvettes with the New SPECTROstar Nano. Ultra-fast full spectrum analysis, multimode shaking, incubation, kinetic readings, well scanning, automated path length correction, a gas vent and robot compatibility are only a few of the outstanding features that the SPECTROstar Nano has to offer.

 

  SPECTROstar Nano – Absorbance Measurements Redefined The SPECTROstar NanoExplore the future of microplate reader technology today with the SPECTROstar Nano. This ultra-fast, full spectrum absorbance microplate reader with cuvette port is perfect for all absorbance assays. Experience the freedom of capturing absorbance data for only one wavelength or up to eight distinct wavelengths per assay or even the entire spectrum at 1 nm resolution in order to see the complete picture

 

  BMG LABTECH introduces a revolution in absorbance reading - SPECTROstar Nano Experience the future of microplate reader technology today with the new SPECTROstar Nano. This ultra-fast, full spectrum absorbance microplate reader with cuvette port is perfect for all absorbance assays. Its rapid full spectrum analysis at a resolution of 1 nm allows for absorbance assays never before possible on a microplate reader.

 

  BMG LABTECH announces first FP User Group Meeting BMG LABTECH world leader in microplate reading technology and developers of the first fluorescence polarisation microplate reader, POLARstar, are pleased to announce their inaugural UK Fluorescence Polarisation (FP) user group meeting on the 23rd of April 2010.

 

  BMG LABTECH is proud to announce sponsorship of the SBS 2010 BMG LABTECH, world leader in microplate reader technology, is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the SBS Conference 2010. Visit us at booth 817 and join us at our workshops to see latest innovations in microplate reading technology including the ultimate HTS Microplate Reader, PHERAstar FS

 

  BMG LABTECH JOINS ALSSA The ALSSA - Analytical & Life Science Systems Association - Board of Directors recently approved applications for membership submitted by BMG LABTECH, Inc. Based in Cary,