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BioTek Sponsored LMU-Munich Team Places 4th in Global iGEM Competition

December 26, 2012

BioTek Instruments recently supported the Ludwig-Maximillians-University (LMU) Munich team as a Gold Sponsor for their participation in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2012 World Championship competition. As part of the sponsorship, BioTek loaned the LMU-Munich team a Synergy™ 2 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader for use in their research project, called Beadzillus.
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BioTek Germany Certified in Accordance with EN ISO 13485

December 13, 2012

BioTek Germany, European Coordination Center, was recently awarded certification in accordance with EN ISO 13485:2003. This certification confirms that administration, sales and distribution, warehouse management, service/repair, and installation at the subsidiary all fulfill the quality management system requirements for medical devices as set out in this standard. BioTek’s manufacturing facility and headquarters in Winooski, Vermont is similarly certified in accordance with EN ISO 13485.
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BioTek Congratulates New Zealand Epoch Giveaway Winner!

December 4, 2012

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! 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.
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BioTek Dispensers Reach Nanoliter Levels

December 3, 2012

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. BioTek’s EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispensers and MultiFlo™ Microplate Dispensers are capable of dispensing down to 500 nL via their respective peri-pump dispensing modes.
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BioTek Among 5x5x5 Growth Award Special Honorees

September 18, 2012

For the third time in five years, BioTek Instruments was recognized as a recipient of the 5x5x5 Growth Award at the 10th annual awards ceremony on Monday, September 17, 2012. This annual award is sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank, and is presented to Vermont companies experiencing outstanding growth in one of five business categories.
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BioTek Wins SelectScience 2012 Scientists’ Choice Award!

September 6, 2012

BioTek Instruments proudly announces receipt of the 2012 Drug Discovery Product of the Year - Scientists' Choice Award for their Synergy™ NEO HTS Multi-Mode Microplate Reader. The award, sponsored by SelectScience, was announced September 5th at ELRIG Drug Discovery in Manchester, UK.
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BioTek Highlights Newest Microplate Instrumentation at ELRIG/SLAS Drug Discovery 2012

August 28, 2012

Join BioTek at the 6th Annual Drug Discovery Conference, to be held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, UK on September 5-6, 2012. The conference is jointly presented by the ELRIG (European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group) and SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) for all scientists engaged in drug discovery.
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BioTek Instruments Awarded Patent for Hybrid Technology™ in Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

July 19, 2012

BioTek has been awarded US patent covering the combination of two alternate paths for light within the same analytical instrument. Known as Hybrid Technology™, the patented functionality is available in BioTek’s Synergy™ NEO HTS Multi-Mode Microplate Reader and in the Synergy H4 and H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Readers.
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BioTek Receives European Patent for Microplate Washer Technology

June 11, 2012

BioTek announces receipt of European Patent, covering the ultrasonic cleaning and maintenance feature used in their microplate washers. Known as Ultrasonic Advantage™, this unique cleaning technology is incorporated into most of BioTek’s microplate washers including the 405™ Touch, 405 LS, ELx405™ Select Deep Well Microplate Washers and the EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispenser; and is currently patent pending in the United States.
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Increase Throughput and Efficiency with BioTek’s New BioStack3 Microplate Stacker

May 31, 2012

BioTek continues to develop efficiencies into laboratory microplate processes with innovative designs, like those incorporated into the BioStack3 Microplate Stacker. The new BioStack3 features a dual plate carrier and rotational wrist to quickly move plates from the source stack to the instrument and back to the destination stack, keeping two plates in process. BioStack3 is the fastest stacker of its kind, designed to provide increased throughput for batched processes. In less than 10 seconds total transfer time, BioStack3 can remove one plate from an instrument carrier and replace it with another microplate, increasing overall productivity for batch processes.
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Synergy™ NEO: The Smart Choice for Today’s HTS Applications

May 31, 2012

BioTek's new Synergy™ NEO HTS Multi-Mode Microplate Reader is the smart alternative for today's advanced assays and screening applications. NEO's robust technology is tailored for smaller cell-based screening assays, and maintains ultra-fast, high performance found in traditional HTS readers.
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BioTek Expands Asia Pacific Office

May 9, 2012

BioTek Instruments, Inc., continues their commitment to the Asia Pacific region with the expansion of BioTek Singapore. As of 1 May 2012, BioTek Singapore has doubled the size of their AP headquarters at 20 Science Park Road #01-01, Teletech Park, Singapore Science Park II. The new area will include additional inventory, laboratory applications space and meeting rooms to further increase pre- and post-sale support to their customers.
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BioTek Introduces Gas Controller for Live Cell Assays in Microplates

May 3, 2012

Responding to increased demand for microplate-based live cell assays, BioTek introduces the Gas Controller for Synergy™ 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 CellControl™ system designed to provide the optimal physiological environment for live cell-based assays.
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BioTek Introduces 405™ LS Microplate Washer, Ideal for Robotic Systems

May 3, 2012

BioTek introduces the 405™ 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 BioStack™ 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 Control™ (LHC™) software.
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BioTek’s Web Site Now Available in 10 Languages

April 2, 2012

BioTek has expanded their international web site accessibility to ten languages, with the addition of Portuguese, to better service their growing international customer base. The Portuguese language site may be accessed by choosing the language on BioTek’s home page at www.biotek.com, or by visiting www.biotekinstruments.com.br. Other languages include English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Italian and Korean.
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BioTek’s BioFit Wellness Program Awarded

April 2, 2012

BioTek Instruments recently received the 2012 Silver Award from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. This award recognizes BioTek’s worksite wellness program for encouraging and enabling employees to improve their overall health.
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BioTek Continues to Benefit Vermont Economy through China Focus

March 20, 2012

BioTek reaffirms its focus on growing the Chinese market, thereby contributing to Vermont’s economy and expanding employment opportunities. BioTek’s continued focus over the past five years includes launching a Chinese language web site and opening offices in Beijing and Shanghai to better support its growing Chinese customer base. The company has also invited Chinese delegates and students to tour the company to gain a better understanding of trading opportunities between Vermont and China.
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BioTek Approves Record Capital Expenditure Budget

March 9, 2012

In support of our philosophy to manufacture and develop products exclusively in Vermont, USA, BioTek is committing a record amount for new 2012 capital investments.
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BioTek Instruments Named in Best Places to Work in Vermont List

February 1, 2012

Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce recently named BioTek Instruments in their 2012 "Best Places to Work in Vermont" list. As one of 22 companies honored, BioTek was honored for benefiting Vermont’s economy, workforce and businesses.
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BioTek Sparkles as Diamond Sponsor at SLAS 2012

January 27, 2012

BioTek 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.
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BioTek’s 405™ Touch Redefines Microplate Washing

January 26, 2012

For almost 30 years, BioTek set the standard in microplate washing, and we continue to advance this important technique with the new 405™ 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.
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BioTek Continues International Growth with Launch of BioTek France

January 24, 2012

BioTek 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, and can be reached at info@biotek.fr.
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BioTek Opens Shanghai Office to Meet Increased Chinese Growth Demands

January 9, 2012

BioTek 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 complement 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.
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BioTek Offers Service Through Serlabo in France

January 5, 2012

BioTek 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.
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Fisher UK and BioTek Give Away an Epoch!

January 4, 2012

BioTek Instruments, Inc., congratulates Steve Hau on winning the Epoch™ Microplate Spectrophotometer prize draw! The contest was coordinated through Fisher Scientific UK, and Mr. Hau was chosen randomly from all entrants.
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