BioTek Instruments Expands World Headquarters

December 17, 2009

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. Additionally, existing space will be repurposed to manufacturing; providing space for the company’s new product lines introduced in the coming year and beyond.
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BioTek Instruments Introduces the Synergy™ H4 Hybrid Microplate Reader

December 8, 2009

BioTek Instruments continues to expand its Synergy™ Multi-Mode Microplate Reader family with the introduction of the patent-pending Synergy H4 with Hybrid Technology™. 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. This unique hybrid of both technologies provides for endless flexibility in current and future microplate-based assay choice.
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BioTek’s ELx405™ Microplate Bead Washer Accommodates Polystyrene and Magnetic Bead-Based Assays

December 3, 2009

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.
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BioTek Participates in A Time to Give Fundraiser

November 18, 2009

BioTek Instruments joined in the fourth annual A Time to Give event on November 14 at the Shelburne Town Hall. The event benefited the Connor B. Turnbaugh Foundation, with proceeds going to Vermont families that have a child inflicted with pediatric cancer.
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BioTek Announces Epoch Contest Winner

November 17, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., announces the winner of the “Win a Free Epoch Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer System” contest. The contest, which ran from August 24 through November 12, marked the launch of BioTek’s Epoch™ Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer System.
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BioTek Instruments Named Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

November 16, 2009

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce named BioTek Instruments, Inc., as Business of the Year at their 99th annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 11, 2009. The One Community, One Commitment, One Vision event drew more than 650 people from Lake Champlain area businesses.
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Craig Abrahams, National Sales Manager Assumes Responsibility for Canadian Distribution at BioTek Instruments

November 13, 2009

Craig Abrahams, National Sales Manager at BioTek Instruments, Inc., will expand his responsibilities to include BioTek's sales and distribution efforts in Canada. His current responsibilities include management of BioTek's proprietary direct distribution throughout the United States and will now also include Canada – including the Field Sales Representatives, Canadian Distribution, Inside Sales, and Field Applications Support Team. Abrahams is based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Winooski, Vermont and reports to Gary Barush, Director, Marketing & Sales.
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Amit Lodha Promoted to Manufacturing Manager at BioTek Instruments

November 5, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc. announced today that Amit Lodha will assume the role of Manufacturing Manager for worldwide operations. Lodha will be based in Winooski, Vermont and report to Briar Alpert, President & CEO. Lodha’s responsibilities include production and supply chain management for all BioTek products.
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BioTek Instruments and Millipore Collaborate on Application Note for Hormone Assay Panel

October 29, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., in collaboration with Millipore Corporation, has released the application note, “Automated Magnetic Bead Washing of Metabolic Hormone Assays” featuring BioTek’s new ELx405™ Magnetic Bead Washer and Millipore’s MILLIPLEX™ MAP Metabolic Hormone Assay Panel. The application details the use of the ELx405 Magnetic Bead Washer to automate the various wash steps used with the MILLIPLEX MAP assay as it pertains to a hormone assay panel. This assay is appropriate for researchers working with cytokines, acute phase proteins, diabetes biomarkers, and other hormones.
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Enzo Biochem and BioTek Form Strategic Collaboration to Provide Innovative System for the Study of Live Cells

October 2, 2009

Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ) announced today a co-marketing partnership between its Enzo Life Sciences subsidiary, a world leader in non-radioactive probe technology, and BioTek Instruments, a privately held global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of microplate instrumentation for drug discovery and life science applications, involving powerful, integrated solutions for high throughput live cell analysis.
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BioTek Ad Wins BMA-NJ 2009 Award

September 17, 2009

BioTek's EL406 Ad, “My New BioTek” won a Judges’ Award in the Single Full-Page Ad category at the 14th annual Business Marketing Association, New Jersey (BMA-NJ) Impact Awards Gala. Awarded to Shaw & Todd, BioTek’s Agency of Record, the award signifies creative excellence and effective communication in business to business marketing.
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BioTek Highlights New Microplate Instrumentation Technologies at BIOTECHNICA 2009

September 15, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in microplate instrumentation technology, will highlight three microplate instrumentation technologies aimed to save time and money for scientists at BIOTECHNICA 2009, Hall 9, Stand C62 from October 6-8, 2009 at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany.
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BioTek Teams Race in Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

September 14, 2009

BioTek Instruments joined thousands of dedicated Vermonters for an unforgettable day of fitness, fun and fundraising as part of the 4th annual Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival, held at the Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT on August 2, 2009.
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BioTek Debuts Epoch System and Features Microplate Solutions at 2009 ELRIG Symposium

August 26, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in microplate instrumentation technology, will showcase their microplate instrumentation technologies at the European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (ELRIG) 3rd Drug Discovery Symposium, Stands A6-A7 from September 7-8, 2009 at the BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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Win a Free Epoch Spectrophotometer System!

August 25, 2009

Any laboratory can enjoy our new Epoch™ Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer System's affordable and versatile monochromator based absorbance measurements in volumes as low as 2 µL – and somewhere in the world, one lucky winner will enjoy it for free!
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BioTek’s Synergy™ Mx Microplate Reader Receives DLReady™ Certification From Promega Corporation

August 13, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of microplate instrumentation for drug discovery and life science solutions, announces that its Synergy™ Mx Monochromator-based Microplate Reader is now DLReady™ certified for dual-luciferase assays. This certification, awarded by Promega Corporation, establishes the Synergy Mx as meeting the highest performance levels and standards for Promega’s Dual-Luciferase® Reporter (DLR™) Assay System – a widely used luminescence-based assay for measuring gene transcription and control in microplate format.
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BioTek Appoints General Manager of Chinese Office

August 11, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of microplate instrumentation for drug discovery and life science solutions, has named Mr. Danny Luo as General Manager of BioTek’s China office. Mr. Luo’s responsibilities as General Manager include growing and maintaining BioTek’s strong brand and revenues in the Chinese market, conformance of controls within governmental, legal and regulatory guidelines, and managing personnel.
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Introducing a New Epoch in Spectrophotometer Technology from BioTek Instruments

August 5, 2009

BioTek announces the launch of the Epoch™ Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer System for monochromator based absorbance measurements in volumes as low as 2 µL. The system includes the Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer and the unique Take3 Multi-Volume Plate, controlled via Gen5™ software.
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BioTek Instruments Launches International Web Sites

July 28, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, announces the availability of multi-lingual web sites for international customers.
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BioTek Instruments Recognized for Environmental Responsibility

July 22, 2009

BioTek Instruments and their Green Team have been recognized by the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) as winners of the 2009 Waste Reduction Award.
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Introducing Scientifically Speaking - A Microplate Instrumentation Blog by BioTek Scientists

July 10, 2009

BioTek Instruments has long been a global authority on microplate instrumentation, and now they’re reaching out to the online community through their new blog, Scientifically Speaking.
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BioTek Instruments Appoints Millennium Science as New Zealand Distributor

July 9, 2009

BioTek Instruments has appointed Millennium Science Pty. Ltd., as their official distributor in New Zealand. Millennium now retains responsibility for sales and support of the entire BioTek line of microplate-based instrumentation and software across the Tasman.
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BioTek Introduces Full Microplate Washing for Magnetic Bead-based Assays

June 10, 2009

BioTek Instruments continues to expand its gold-standard ELx405 Microplate Washer product line with the introduction of the ELx405 Magnetic Bead Washer. Developed in conjunction with leaders in genotyping, gene expression and protein assays that are built upon Luminex Corporation’s xMAP® platform, the ELx405 Magnetic Bead Washer offers high-strength biomagnetic separation in both 384-well and 96-well microplates.
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BioTek Instruments Named Finalist for Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award

May 21, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., was named as one of three finalists for the 19th annual Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award. The award, named for former Vermont Governor Deane C. Davis (from 1969-1973), recognizes Vermont businesses showing an outstanding history of sustained growth while also demonstrating a steady commitment to the State, including environmental stewardship, community involvement and employee relations. Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce created and govern the annual award.
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NIH Stimulus Funding Assistance and Microplate Solutions from BioTek Instruments

May 12, 2009

The 2009 U.S. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides funds including $10.4 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the majority of which is to be used for research-directed awards. This unprecedented stimulus package provides Government funded grant money to life science researchers for investment in facilities and equipment.
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BioTek Instruments Relocates and Expands Singapore Office

April 23, 2009

BioTek Instruments announced today the incorporation and expansion of BioTek Instruments Singapore, Pte. Ltd. This new and independent company will provide even greater support for the Asia Pacific distribution network and end-user customers. New office space includes conference suites and a demonstration facility for application optimization and training on several advanced BioTek microplate technologies.
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BioTek and Promega Simplify the Determination of Cell-based Mechanisms of Toxicity with Automated Solutions

April 15, 2009

BioTek Instruments along with Madison, Wisconsin based Promega Corporation, demonstrate the use of Promega’s microwell cell-based assays in a triplex format to generate more biologically relevant data per single well with straightforward and cost-effective automated systems such as BioTek’s Precision™ Automated Microplate Pipetting Systems. The collaboration commenced at LabAutomation 2009 with a presentation of the scientific poster “Automated Triplex Assay to Assess Cell Viability, Cytotoxicity and Apoptosis.” The poster detailed automation of a triplex application to evaluate the effects of compounds on cell viability, cytotoxicity, and apoptosis over time. Using BioTek’s Precision XS Automated Sample Processor for all dispensing steps in conjunction with Promega’s cell-based assays, provides a small-scale, cost effective cell-based screening method to obtain more biologically relevant data per well.
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BioTek Highlights Microplate Reader, Washer/Dispenser Technologies and More at SBS

April 14, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., will present their latest advancements in microplate instrumentation technologies at the 15th annual Society for Biomolecular Sciences Conference & Exhibition, Booth #152. The exhibition will be held April 26-30, 2009 at the Lille Grand Palais in Lille, France.
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BioTek Instruments Launches Gen5™ Version 1.08.4

April 9, 2009

Gen5™ Microplate Data Analysis Software, from BioTek Instruments, continues to enhance performance, reliability and versatility in BioTek’s microplate detection instruments. Newly released Gen5 version 1.08.4 provides new features to enhance enterprise-wide user management and system notifications.
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BioTek Instruments Awarded Best Large Company in VBM’s 2009 Best Places to Work

April 7, 2009

As a first-time participant, BioTek Instruments, Inc., recently secured top honors in the Best Places to Work Awards, Large Companies category. The third annual awards, sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and supported by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Society of Human Resource Management, and the Vermont Departments of Labor and Economic Development recognized five large companies and ten small-to-medium companies in Vermont, each chosen based on surveys from each company’s employees.
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BioTek Instruments Receives Supplier of Choice Award from Fisher Scientific

March 18, 2009

BioTek Instruments, a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, recently received an award from Fisher Scientific Canada, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The ‘Supplier of Choice’ award was presented to BioTek in Toronto, Ontario at Fisher Scientific’s annual sales meeting on January 20, 2009. Fisher Scientific’s instrument specialists and general sales representatives voted for the supplier that provided the best overall support to help grow Fisher’s instrumentation business. This prestigious award was presented by Mr. Andrew Gumley, Category Manager, Life Sciences at Fisher Scientific.
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BioTek CEO Alpert Interviewed for Foreign Policy Association Global Currents Series

February 20, 2009

BioTek Instruments Inc., CEO Briar Alpert was recently interviewed for "Wall Street to Main Street", an audio interview as part of the weekly Global Currents series produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). This online series features small business leaders and explores the intersection of business, globalization and foreign policy. Host Sarwar A. Kashmeri is a corporate advisor, business columnist and author of "Europe and America after 9/11 and Iraq: The Great Divide."
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BioTek Instruments Introduces New Web Site

February 19, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, announces the launch of their newly redesigned web site – In addition to an enhanced graphical interface with clear-cut navigation, the web site now has improved technical and application resources for life science and drug discovery markets and will soon be available in multiple languages.
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BioTek Continues Gold Sponsorship and Introduces Two New Microplate Instrument Technologies at LabAutomation 2009

January 14, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc. will attend LabAutomation 2009 as a Gold Sponsor on January 26-28, 2009 in Palm Springs, California, continuing its support of the Association for Laboratory Automation. The company will introduce two new microplate instrument technologies and also participate in a number of informative presentations.
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BioTek Instruments Establishes Office in United Kingdom

January 13, 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., continues their global expansion in the microplate-based technology market with the establishment of BioTek Instruments Ltd. in the United Kingdom. The new organization will focus on growing BioTek’s brand and direct customer base in the UK while supporting the efforts of Thermo Fisher UK related to BioTek’s microplate instruments and technologies.
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BioTek Instruments Introduces EL406 1536-Well Microplate Washer Dispenser

January 8, 2009

BioTek Instruments, the global leader in microplate washing technologies, has perfected 1536-well microplate washing! The new EL406™ 1536-well Microplate Washer Dispenser offers fast and efficient microplate washing and reagent dispensing in 1536-well microplates, along with 384-well and 96-well formats for increased versatility.
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BioTek Adds To Its Premier Synergy Brand with the New Synergy Mx Monochromator-Based Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

January 8, 2009

BioTek Instruments Inc. introduces their latest microplate technology innovation with the new monochromator-based Synergy™ Mx Multi-Mode Microplate Reader with Ultra Fine-Tuned™ performance. Ultra fine-tuned performance from Synergy Mx in fluorescence, luminescence and absorbance read modes provides results on par with that normally found only in dedicated single-mode systems.
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