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BioTek Announces New Cytation C10 Confocal Imaging Reader

February 2, 2021

BioTek Instruments, a part of Agilent, is excited to unveil the Cytation C10, an advanced, automated Confocal Imaging Reader. This versatile and multi-functional automated system is ideal for research laboratories and core facilities looking to increase productivity while reaping high-quality qualitative and quantitative data to support cell-based research.
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BioTek Receives Patent for Automated Media Exchange (AMX) Module for the MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser

January 28, 2021

BioTek Instruments, an Agilent Technologies, Inc., company, announces that it was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Automated Media Exchange (AMX) module for the MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser. In cell biology workflows, the automated MultiFlo FX with AMX module enables hands-free, gentle, and highly consistent media exchanges and washing in 96- and 384-well microplate formats without disturbing sensitive cells. This promotes viability and long-term differentiation in 3-dimensional (3D) cell culture models as well as effective maintenance of loosely adherent 2-dimensional (2D) cell cultures.
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Synergy H1’s Continuously Variable Bandwidth Monochromators Optimize Assay Performance

July 2, 2020

BioTek Instruments announces the availability of variable bandwidth monochromators on their modular and versatile Synergy™ H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Reader. This allows researchers to achieve even greater levels of assay sensitivity and specificity compared to fixed bandwidth systems.
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LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader Measures Microbial Growth Curves in Multiple Microplates

June 9, 2020

BioTek unveils a unique class of microplate readers with the new LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader. The LogPhase 600 is the only four-plate microplate reader purpose-built to perform microbial growth curve analysis. Multiple plate measurements increase throughput and reduce the need for multiple costly single-plate absorbance readers that take up valuable bench space. At the same time, highly consistent environmental conditions support high quality absorbance results without growth curve artifacts, even in bacterial and yeast assays with extended incubation periods.
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Agilent’s BenchCel Microplate Handler Now Available through BioTek for Full Workflow Automation

May 28, 2020

BioTek announces that Agilent’s BenchCel Microplate Handler is now added to its portfolio of walkaway automated solutions. The modular BenchCel Microplate Handler is a high-speed robot with an open, flexible and scalable format to bring efficiency to diverse applications such as ELISA, endpoint add-and-read assays and cell fix-stain-image processes.
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BioTek Introduces New Cell Count & Viability Starter Kit

April 1, 2020

BioTek Instruments today introduced a new kit that can help researchers quickly obtain high-quality cell count results by automating the often tedious and error-prone process of mammalian cell counting.
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In Vitro Assays for Antiviral Drug Development (COVID-19)

March 13, 2020

Researchers around the globe are working to find viable antiviral drugs against COVID-19. There are myriad research methods in use for discovery and development, including in vitro assays in microplates. To help researchers find the best instrumentation for their research, BioTek’s team in China has made recommendations for instrumentation that can be used at several stages of discovery and for several specific in vitro assays.
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BioTek Announces the New Cytation 7 with Upright and Inverted Microscopes, Plus Multi-Mode Detection

January 2, 2020

The new Cytation™ 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader from BioTek Instruments combines an automated upright microscope, an inverted microscope, and multi-mode microplate detection in a single instrument. This combination of microscopes and multi-mode reading enables applications that would typically require multiple instruments.
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BioTek Launches a Set of Quantitative Assay Apps to Simplify Detection-Based Applications

October 31, 2019

The new Quantitative Assay Apps from BioTek Instruments, Inc. provide convenience and simplicity for researchers performing four commonly used detection-based applications: absorbance-based BCA, Bradford, Lowry protein assays, and fluorescence-based DNA assays. These easy-to-use Apps are powered through Gen5™ Data Analysis Software and are compatible with BioTek microplate readers equipped with the relevant detection mode, including the popular Cytation™ and Synergy™ multi-mode readers.
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Agilent Completes Acquisition of BioTek Instruments - Builds on Multi-Year Growth Strategy in Critical Cell Analysis Technology

August 26, 2019

SANTA CLARA, CA - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it has completed the acquisition of BioTek Instruments, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation.
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BioTek Recognized as 2019 ‘Vermont Business Growth Award’ Winner

August 12, 2019

BioTek Instruments will be recognized as a 2019 Vermont Business Growth Award winner at a ceremony to be held September 17, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel Burlington, in Burlington, VT. This award is presented annually by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank, acknowledging twenty-five Vermont businesses that have experienced the greatest growth over the past five years.
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Agilent to Acquire BioTek, Strengthening Leadership Position in Growing Cell Analysis Segment

July 11, 2019

SANTA CLARA, CA. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned BioTek Instruments for $1.165 billion. With anticipated tax benefits for Agilent, the net purchase price is expected to be approximately $1.05 billion.
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BioTek Unveils Enhancements to Market-Leading 405 TS Washer

July 1, 2019

BioTek Instruments continues to improve laboratory workflows while simplifying the user experience with the launch of their next generation 405 TS Microplate Washer. With new capabilities, 405 TS provides even more time-saving convenience and value for applications such as cell-based assays, ELISAs, bead washing and more.
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BioTek Earns Cisbio HTRF Certification

June 26, 2019

BioTek’s Synergy™ Neo2 Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Reader received expanded certification from Cisbio Bioassays for their proprietary HTRF® technology, a TR-FRET assay platform used in the Life Sciences. Synergy™ Neo2 was recently updated with an optional TRF laser. The TRF laser provides ultra-fast measurement speed, along with optimal sensitivity for critical screening applications like Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF) and Time-Resolved Fluorescence Energy Transfer (TR-FRET) assays. Synergy Neo2 now offers HTRF certification with both its flash lamp and laser excitation modes and is an ideal solution for high throughput screening (HTS) and core labs facilitating ultra-fast processing of high-throughput biochemical and cell-based assay workflows.
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Synergy and Cytation Readers Validated for Agilent MitoXpress and pH-Xtra Assays

June 18, 2019

BioTek is pleased to announce that its Synergy™ H1 and Synergy Neo2 Hybrid Multi-Mode Readers and its Cytation™ 1 and Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers are validated for use with the MitoXpress and pH-Xtra Assays from Agilent Technologies. The assays may be used alone or combined to measure metabolism in live cells. Instructional Applications Bulletins are available for each multi-mode reader detailing the specific parameters for optimized TRF performance with MitoXpress Xtra Oxygen Consumption, MitoXpress Intracellular Oxygen and pH-Xtra Glycolysis products.
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New Scratch Assay Starter Kit Brings Convenience and Reproducibility to Scratch Wound Healing and Invasion Assays

June 14, 2019

BioTek Instruments continues to enhance cell biology workflows with the introduction of the Scratch Assay Starter Kit for use with their Lionheart™ Automated Cell Imagers and Cytation™ Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers. The Scratch Assay Starter Kit includes the AutoScratch™ Wound Making Tool, Scratch App software, sample packages of 24- and 96-well microplates, and cleaning reagents.
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BioTek Announces New Wide Field of View Camera for Cytation™ 5

May 23, 2019

BioTek Instruments announces a new wide field of view (FOV) camera option for their Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader. The new wide FOV camera captures approximately four times the area compared to Cytation 5’s standard camera, allowing users to capture larger areas of interest with fewer images. The new camera increases the speed of acquisition for larger samples and accelerates statistically significant sampling for cell population analysis.
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Synergy™ Neo2 Now Available with TRF Laser

April 16, 2019

BioTek’s Synergy Neo2 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader offers even more powerful performance and assay flexibility for screening and core laboratories with an optional TRF laser. Along with dual photomultiplier tube (PMT) detection, the 337 nm laser provides the exceptional processing speed and maximum sensitivity necessary for high-quality time-resolved fluorescence (TRF) and time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer (TR-FRET) results.
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BioTek Receives 2019 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award – GOLD Level

March 22, 2019

BioTek Instruments is very pleased to announce receipt of the 2019 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award – GOLD Level, bestowed by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The honor was presented at the 2019 Worksite Wellness Conference, held March 21 in Burlington, VT.
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BioTek Named Fisher Scientific 2018 Supplier of the Year

March 1, 2019

BioTek Instruments was recently honored with the 2018 Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of its outstanding achievements and contributions as a global Fisher Scientific supplier. The award was presented by Ms. Lisa Witte, Thermo Fisher Scientific President, Research & Safety Market Division during the Supplier Awards Luncheon at the 2019 Fisher Scientific North America Sales Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
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BioTek Announces New Epoch™ 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer

January 2, 2019

BioTek Instruments introduces their next generation Epoch™ 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer; with added features that enable multiple conveniences for performing absorbance measurements. Epoch 2 now includes monochromator-based individual wavelength selection or wavelength scanning from 200-999 nm to accommodate an extensive range of assays, including nucleic acid and protein quantification, ELISA, microbial growth, endotoxin, ROS assays and enzyme kinetics.
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Seal of Quality Awarded for Synergy Neo2 Hybrid Multi-Mode Reader

December 5, 2018

BioTek Instruments has been awarded the SelectScience® Bronze Seal of Quality for the Synergy™ Neo2 Hybrid Multi-Mode Reader. The award was presented by online publisher SelectScience at a special reception during Neuroscience 2018 in San Diego, California.
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2018 UVM Norman R. Alpert Research Prize Winner Announced

November 14, 2018

BioTek 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.
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BioTek President/CEO Briar Alpert Honored with UVM Achievement Award

October 22, 2018

BioTek is pleased to congratulate its President and CEO, Briar Alpert, for receiving the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont (UVM) Alumni Association. The award recognizes alumni demonstrating outstanding commitment to Vermont, the University, and the local community.
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New Peltier Cooling Module Optimizes Conditions for Temperature Sensitive Assays

October 16, 2018

BioTek has released a Peltier Cooling Module for 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.
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New AutoScratch™ Wound Making Tool Enhances Reproducibility and Efficiency

October 3, 2018

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. The compact system easily fits into laminar flow hoods, while an integrated, multi-reservoir cleaning trough and pre-programmed method offer hands-free cleaning and decontamination of the interchangeable pin heads before and after use.
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Advanced MultiFlo™ FX Capabilities Enhance Cell Biology Applications

July 31, 2018

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.
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BioTek Granted Autofocus Patent

July 17, 2018

BioTek 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, overexposure and fluorescent dye bleaching, and works by capturing a user-defined reference scan and applying it to automatically determine comparable focal locations in subsequent images.
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New Synergy™ LX: An Economical and Reliable Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

May 31, 2018

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

April 4, 2018

SANTA CLARA CA, WINOOSKI VT, USA — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and BioTek Instruments, Inc., today announced a collaboration to develop a new, integrated solution that combines cellular metabolic analysis and imaging technologies.
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New Affordable Lionheart™ LX Automated Microscope

February 16, 2018

BioTek 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 dishes and flasks with ease.
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BioTek Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary!

January 23, 2018

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in life science imaging, detection, liquid handling, and automation solutions, celebrates its 50-year anniversary. Founded in 1968 by renowned scientist Dr. Norman Alpert, BioTek builds on a long legacy of application-focused innovation, design, manufacturing and service. Its products are used extensively within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and foremost academic research institutions. “For 50 years, the BioTek team has been building tools that unlock the mysteries of life”, President and CEO Briar Alpert commented. “It’s an exciting time for BioTek! I want to thank our employees and loyal customers for turning my father’s vision into the global enterprise BioTek is today.”
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Celebrate BioTek’s 50 Years of Passion and Innovation at SLAS 2018

January 16, 2018

A wealth of fun activities, informative presentations and more are planned as BioTek kicks off their 50th anniversary at the SLAS 2018 Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA from February 3-7. Visit BioTek at booth #1119 for robust instrumentation and software designed to improve assay workflow efficiencies, or visit one of their many exhibiting reagent and automation technology partners to see their products in action. 
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BioTek Adds “OnDemand” mode to BioSpa Software, Increasing Lab Productivity

December 18, 2017

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 imagers together with washers and dispensers for full workflow automation of up to 8 microplates.
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BioTek Demonstrates Workflow Automation Capabilities at Neuroscience 2017

November 3, 2017

Join BioTek Instruments at the Society for Neuroscience’s 47th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2017, to see how BioTek’s life science instruments and automated systems can increase versatility and efficiency in reading, washing, dispensing and imaging workflows.
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BioTek CEO Briar Alpert Elected ALDA Chairman

November 1, 2017

BioTek President & CEO, Briar Alpert, has been elected for a two-year term as ALDA’s Chairman by ALDA members. The Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association (ALDA) is the leading industry trade association for companies that develop and supply life science, analytical and diagnostics products and services. Alpert has been a member of the ALDA Board of Directors since 2007.
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BioTek Stands Out as a Service Champion

October 5, 2017

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. The 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. By implementing this holistic approach, BioTek creates differentiated and lasting value for their customers, delivers valuable insights to elevate the entire service community, and achieves sustained success for the Company.
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New Patent Issued to BioTek for Laser Autofocus Method

September 26, 2017

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in life science instrumentation, including advanced cell imaging systems, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to the Company for its “Autofocus for Imaging System” invention used in the Cytation and Lionheart FX products. The patented method uses a custom laser-based cube configuration, enabling quick and reproducible focusing of many sample types. Additionally, as the autofocus method requires less time and sample exposure to light compared to other focus methods, phototoxicity and photobleaching of sensitive samples is reduced.
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BioTek Instruments Donates $25K to Benefit STEM Complex at The University of Vermont

September 6, 2017

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). This facility marks UVM’s largest ever capital project and is anticipated to transform the Central Campus with three interconnected buildings.
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BioTek Instruments Advances Middle East and North Africa Business with New Dubai Office

August 18, 2017

As part of its continuing growth acceleration, BioTek Instruments is excited to announce the opening of the BioTek Middle East office, located in Dubai, U.A.E. The office will serve as the central hub for BioTek’s activities and growth in the Middle East and North Africa region, and will be headed by Ms. Divya Galani, regional Application and Product Manager. The office, and all sales, marketing and distribution strategies in the region, will be overseen by Mr. Steven Fisher, Managing Director Asia Pacific and Middle East.
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BioTek Introduces the New 800™ TS Absorbance Reader and 50™ TS Washer

August 1, 2017

BioTek announces the launch of its new microplate reader and washer duo, the 800 TS and 50 TS. These 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.
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BioTek Instruments Named
‘Vermont Business Growth Award’ Winner

July 28, 2017

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. This 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.
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BioTek's Gen5 Software Wins SelectScience® Silver 'Seal of Quality'

June 29, 2017

BioTek Instruments’ Gen5™ Microplate Reader and Imager Software was awarded a SelectScience® Silver “Seal of Quality” on June 28, 2017. The 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.
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BioTek’s Response to Paris Climate Accord

June 14, 2017

BioTek Instruments continues to strengthen its commitment to sustainability by joining the over 1,200 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. who have voiced their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions. By declaring that ‘we are still in,’ BioTek and the other signatories are putting the best interests of their constituents, customers, students and communities first while assuring the rest of the world that American leadership on climate change extends well beyond the current federal government.
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New Cytation™ 1 Enables Affordable Digital Imaging and Multi-Mode Detection

May 31, 2017

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. This 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.
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BioTek Instruments Completes Major Site Expansion

May 23, 2017

BioTek Instruments celebrated the completion of a $4.5 million facility expansion and renovation during a company-wide event on Thursday, May 18. The 22,000 square foot expansion is already supporting the Company’s rapid growth. While many departments are benefitting from the additional space, the Company’s manufacturing area is most notably affected, growing by 33%. The project also includes a new 1,400 square foot training facility for the Company’s new and existing employees.
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BioTek Opens Second Solar Facility

May 1, 2017

BioTek Instruments continues to strengthen their commitment to sustainability by announcing the opening of their second solar facility. In 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. The new facility was developed in agreement with ABJ Property Management, LLC, and installed by Norris Brothers Solar Development, LLC.
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BioTek Premiers New, Enhanced Web Site

April 6, 2017

BioTek Instruments debuts their updated BioTek.com web site with a fresh, modern design, improved SEO and fast user access to product, applications and company information. The redesign applies to all BioTek local language web sites, and reflects the company’s significant growth in the life science instrumentation market.
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BioTek Awarded 2016 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award

April 3, 2017

BioTek Instruments was awarded the 2016 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award. This award recognizes Vermont companies that promote health and wellness in the workplace for the betterment of their employees. BioTek’s Human Resources team including, Vice President of Human Resources, Kathy Gendron, and Human Resources Generalist, Lilly Tarricone, were recognized by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports as outstanding individuals in the leadership of BioTek’s wellness program.
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BioTek Brings New Efficiencies to Cancer Research Workflows at AACR 2017

March 31, 2017

BioTek Instruments will feature its latest advancements to facilitate cancer research during the AACR Annual Meeting 2017, to be held April 1-5 in Washington, D.C. Expert scientific staff will be on hand at BioTek’s booth #1857 to discuss how these instruments can help advance cancer research. Highlights at this exhibition will include Lionheart FX, Cytation 5 and MultiFlo FX.
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BioTek Accelerates China Growth with Opening of New Guangzhou Office

March 29, 2017

On March 19, 2017, BioTek Instruments further expanded their presence in China with the opening of their Guangzhou office. As 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.
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BioTek’s Adam Alpert named to Governor’s Government Modernization and Efficiency Team

March 13, 2017

BioTek Instruments proudly announces that Vice President Adam Alpert was named a member of Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s Government Modernization and Efficiency Team (GMET). This team, comprised of twelve individuals from inside and outside State government, will advise on strategic initiatives towards improving efficiencies and outcomes throughout Vermont’s government. Ultimately, the team’s recommendations will support the Governor’s goals of making Vermont more affordable and strengthening the economy in the modern era.
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BioTek Celebrates Multiple SelectScience Scientists' Choice Awards

February 13, 2017

BioTek Instruments was awarded two SelectScience "Scientists' Choice Awards", as announced at a special ceremony on February 6 during the SLAS 2017 Conference and Exhibition in Washington D.C. The awards are nominated and voted for by SelectScience's global community of research scientists.
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BioTek Receives Patent for Imaging and Microplate Reading in one Instrument

February 3, 2017

BioTek has been granted US patent for imaging and microplate reading in one instrument.  The 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.
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BioTek Shines at SLAS 2017 with Versatile, Automated Life Science Instrumentation

January 20, 2017

Join BioTek Instruments at the SLAS 2017 Conference and Exhibition to see how their life science instruments and automated systems can increase versatility and efficiency in reading, washing, dispensing and imaging workflows. The event will be held February 4-8 in Washington, D.C. BioTek's booth #911 will feature their latest technologies listed below. Many BioTek instruments will also be featured in several automation partner booths throughout the exhibit hall.
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BioSpa Live Cell Imaging System Provides Convenience and Consistency for Live Cell Analysis

December 9, 2016

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

September 23, 2016

Clean, renewable energy is now powering BioTek Instruments! The 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 Norris Brothers Solar Development LLC.
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2016 Norman R. Alpert Research Prize Winner Announced

August 31, 2016

BioTek Instruments is pleased to congratulate Christopher Ziegler as the recipient of the 2016 Norman R. Alpert Research Prize. Mr. 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, “The Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Matrix Protein PPXY Late Domain Drives the Production of Defective Interfering Particles”.
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BioTek Instruments Receives Vermont Business Growth Award for Technology

August 8, 2016

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. This 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.
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BioTek Instruments Embarks on Major Site Expansion

July 21, 2016

BioTek Instruments celebrated the start of a $4 million, 22,000 square foot facility expansion during a company-wide event on Monday, July 18, featuring honorable guests Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch, Governor Peter Shumlin, and Lt. Governor Phil Scott. The 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.
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BioTek Instruments Expands in Canada

July 1, 2016

BioTek Instruments, Inc. affirms their ongoing investment across the North American microplate-based technology market with the expansion of their business in Canada. The dedicated sales and support operation will focus on bringing enhanced applications and technical support throughout the country.
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U.S. Patent Granted for BioTek’s BioStack™ 4 Microplate Stacker

June 14, 2016

The BioStack™ 4 Microplate Stacker from BioTek Instruments has been granted U.S. patent for its unique technology associated with automatic microplate de-lidding and re-lidding, which is especially useful in cell-based assay workflows.
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BioTek Instruments Receives President’s “E” Award

May 16, 2016

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. The 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.
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BioTek Showcases New Technologies for Live and Fixed Cell Assays at analytica 2016

May 3, 2016

BioTek will present two opportunities for researchers to learn about new instruments and approaches to simplify their workflow at analytica 2016, the 25th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and analytica conference. The exhibition will be held May 10-13 in Munich, Germany, and BioTek will host booths in Hall A2 and Hall A3.
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Synergy™ Neo2 Wins Scientists’ Choice Awards® Best New Life Sciences Product

April 20, 2016

BioTek’s Synergy™ Neo2 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader was announced as the Best New Life Sciences Product of 2015 Winner as part of the annual Scientists’ Choice Awards®, sponsored by SelectScience® and conferred at the American Association for Cancer Research 2016 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
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BioTek Instruments and MilliporeSigma Combine Forces for Long-Term Live Cell Experiments

April 20, 2016

BioTek Instruments is pleased to announce its collaboration with MilliporeSigma on an integrated solution for long-term live cell experiments and dynamic time-lapse analyses, including automated cell perfusion and imaging. The solution leverages each company’s respective expertise, and consists of BioTek’s new Lionheart™ FX Automated Live Cell Imager and MilliporeSigma’s new CellASIC® ONIX2 Microfluidic System.
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Dr. Peter Banks Named to Scientific & Editorial Advisory Board of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

April 7, 2016

BioTek’s Scientific Director, Dr. Peter Banks, was recently named to the Scientific & Editorial Advisory Board of the premier biotech publication, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN). In this role, Dr. Banks will offer key insights to aid the publication as it addresses the broad commercial trajectory of the international bioindustry.
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New Gen5™ 3.0 Enables Quick, Effortless Cell-Based Imaging and More

April 6, 2016

BioTek announces the launch of Gen5™ 3.0 Data Analysis Software for their imaging and microplate detection instruments. Gen5 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.
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BioTek Launches Traditional Chinese Language Web Site

April 5, 2016

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. The expansion will enhance native ease-of-use and comprehension, especially for those in the rapidly growing Taiwanese biomedical and biotechnology industries.
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BioTek Introduces New Lionheart™ FX Automated Live Cell Imager

April 4, 2016

BioTek Instruments announces the launch of the Lionheart™ FX Automated 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.
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Briar Alpert named to UVM Board of Trustees

March 14, 2016

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

February 9, 2016

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. The 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.
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BioTek Showcases Newest Automation Innovations at SLAS 2016

January 13, 2016

Visit BioTek Instruments at the SLAS2016 Conference and Exhibition, January 23-27 in San Diego, CA, to see how their latest microplate-based technologies can simplify your workflow. Automated imaging, reading, washing and dispensing solutions will be demonstrated at BioTek’s booth #921, and in several automation partner booths throughout the exhibit hall. Additionally, BioTek application scientists will present twelve posters demonstrating the newest techniques in automating live cell, fixed cell and biochemical assay workflows.
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BioTek Announces new BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator
Complete workflow automation for long term cell assays

November 16, 2015

BioTek 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.
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BioTek Introduces New General Manager in Germany

November 2, 2015

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. 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.
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Briar Alpert Nominated for ALDA Vice Chair

October 15, 2015

BioTek President & CEO, Briar Alpert, has been nominated for a two-year term as ALDA’s Vice Chair - Chair Elect, and will assume the chairmanship following this term. The Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association (ALDA) is the industry trade association for companies that develop and supply life science, analytical and diagnostics products and services. Briar Alpert has been a member of the ALDA Board of Directors since 2007.
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BioTek Donates to University of Vermont Regenerative Medicine Research

October 1, 2015

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. A 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.
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BioTek to Exhibit at Neuroscience 2015

September 28, 2015

Join BioTek Instruments as they demonstrate the latest microplate innovations at the SfN’s 45th annual meeting. Neuroscience 2015 will be held October 17-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. BioTek will showcase their products at booth #1809.
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BioTek Readers Receive BellBrook Transcreener® Certifications

September 9, 2015

BioTek’s complete line of multi-mode microplate readers have now earned Transcreener HTS Assay certifications from BellBrook Labs. Performance 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.
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2015 Norman R. Alpert Research Prize Winners Announced

September 3, 2015

Dr. Nicholas H. Heintz, CMB Program Director at the University of Vermont, recently announced the winners of the 2015 Norman R. Alpert Research Award. Brian Cunnif and Kheng Newick won as co-first authors for their publication, ”Disabling Mitochondrial Peroxide Metabolism via Combinatorial Targeting of Peroxiredoxin 3 as an Effective Therapeutic Approach for Malignant Mesothelioma".
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BioTek Synergy™ Neo2 Granted Cisbio HTRF® Certification

August 10, 2015

BioTek Instruments’ new Synergy Neo2 Multi-Mode Reader has received its Cisbio HTRF® certification.
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BioTek Readers Receive Promega DLReady™ Certification

August 5, 2015

Several BioTek readers have just received official Promega DLReady™ certifications. Synergy™ Neo2, Cytation™ 5, Cytation 3, Synergy H1, Synergy 2 and Synergy HTX have all now met the stringent acceptance criteria. Promega’s Dual-Luciferase© Reporter System together with BioTek microplate readers demonstrate both companies’ common commitment to maximizing the success of life science researchers.
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BioTek Adds Patent Pending Laser Autofocus to Cytation Cell Imaging Readers

August 3, 2015

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.
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BioTek Instruments Receives 5x5x5 Growth Award for Technology

July 29, 2015

BioTek Instruments has been recognized as one of the 5x5x5 Growth Award winners for 2015. This 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.
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BioTek Introduces Synergy Neo2 High Performance Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

July 2, 2015

BioTek announces the release of the new Synergy Neo2 Multi-Mode Reader. With improved performance and new features, Synergy Neo2 is now the most advanced, high-performance, high-speed plate reader on the market today.
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BioTek Expands in the United Kingdom

June 4, 2015

BioTek Instruments, Inc. expands their ongoing investment in the European microplate-based technology market with the opening of their new UK Office in Swindon. Mr. 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.
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BioTek Recognized as Finalist for Department of Defense’s Top Employer Award

May 21, 2015

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. The 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.
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BioTek to Exhibit at American Association for Cancer Research 2015

April 9, 2015

BioTek Instruments will demonstrate their latest microplate-based imaging, detection and liquid handling solutions for cancer research at the AACR Annual Meeting to be held April 18-22 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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BioTek Nominated for Department of Defense’s Top Employer Award

March 31, 2015

BioTek Instruments been nominated for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award (commonly referred to as the “Freedom Award”) by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office.
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BioTek Receives 2014 Supplier of the Year Award from Fisher Scientific

March 25, 2015

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. The award was presented to BioTek in Phoenix, Arizona at Fisher Scientific’s annual meeting.
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Learn How BioTek Solutions Can Transform Your Research at SLAS 2015

January 22, 2015

Join BioTek Instruments as they demonstrate the latest microplate innovations at the SLAS 2015 Conference and Exhibition to be held February 7-11 in Washington DC. Learn how you can transform your research with state-of-the-art microplate-based imaging, detection, liquid handling and automation solutions. As a Platinum Sponsor of SLAS 2015, the company will showcase their newest innovations at booth #305.
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BioTek to Receive 2014 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award

January 20, 2015

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. BioTek is one of 92 businesses that will receive an award for 2014. This is the fourth year the company has been honored.
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BioTek Introduces Cytation™ 5 Cell Imager at ASCB 2014

December 2, 2014

Join BioTek Instruments as they introduce the Cytation™ 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader at the ASCB 2014 Conference and Exhibition to be held December 6-10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. BioTek’s “Think Possible” philosophy is reflected in their microplate-based imaging, detection, liquid handling and automation solutions and the company will showcase their newest innovations at Booth #349.
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BioTek Introduces 2nd Generation Cytation Imaging Reader

December 1, 2014

BioTek is excited to introduce the new Cytation™ 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader. This second generation imaging reader includes added functionality to both the automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection modes, enhancing phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data.
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BioTek Instruments Awarded Patent for Automated Ultrasonic Blockage Detection and Cleaning in Microplate Washers

October 27, 2014

BioTek has been awarded U.S. Patent covering the use of ultrasonic devices to check for clogged manifold tubes and to clean the manifold tubes of a microplate washer automatically. The two features are known as Verify™ and Ultrasonic Advantage™ and are available in BioTek’s 405 family of microplate washers.
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Winner Announced in the First Annual Norman R. Alpert Research Prize

October 3, 2014

Dr. Chris Berger, CMB Interim Director and Director of Graduate Education for the College of Medicine, announced the winner of the 2014 Norman R. Alpert Award at the annual Graduate Research Day for the CMB Program event held October 2, 2014. Jacqueline Leung, a graduate student in the Cellular, Molecular and Biosciences (CMB) Program at the University of Vermont won for her publication, “Identification of T. gondii Myosin Light Chain-1 as a Direct Target of TachypleginA-2, a Small-Molecule Inhibitor of Parasite Motility and Invasion.”
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BioTek Participates in AHA Heart Walk 2014
Company adds initiatives to surpass 2013 fundraising

September 2, 2014

BioTek is supporting the American Heart Association with a team of employees participating in this year’s Heart Walk at Oakledge Park in Burlington on September 27th. The AHA Heart Walk promotes health and wellness in the workplace with donations funding research for cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
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BioTek Receives Two Awards from ESGR, a Department of Defense Office: the Patriot Award and the Above and Beyond Award

August 21, 2014

BioTek is pleased to announce Dan Hannah, U.S. Field Service Manager, has been awarded the Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program (ESGR), a Department of Defense office. BioTek also received the Above and Beyond Award from the ESGR. The Above and Beyond Award is presented by ESGR State Committees to recognize employers at the local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits such as differential or full pay to offset lost wages, extended health benefits, and other similar benefits.
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New Synergy™ HTX Offers Convenient, Flexible and Automated Microplate-based Detection

August 15, 2014

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. This 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.
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BioTek’s Gen5 Software Offers CVB Relative Potency Solution

August 13, 2014

BioTek is pleased to announce the availability of customizable pre-programmed protocols for Gen5™ Data Analysis Software designed to estimate Relative Potency according to the requirements of the USDA APHIS Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) guidelines published March 14, 2014.
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BioTek Launches Enhanced SiLA Compliant Software for Washers/Dispensers

July 7, 2014

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.
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New Epoch 2 Provides Enhanced User Interface for Spectral Absorbance Detection

July 2, 2014

BioTek proudly unveils the new Epoch™ 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer. Epoch 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.
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Cytation™ 3 Wins Silver Edison Award

May 5, 2014

The Edison Awards™ recently honored BioTek’s Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader with a Silver Edison Award in the Lab Diagnostics, Science/Medical category at the 2014 Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in San Francisco, CA. The awards, named after U.S. inventor Thomas Alva Edison, symbolize outstanding product innovations with lasting impact and value for users.
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Cancer Researcher Wins Cytation™ 3 in BioTek’s “Think Possible” Application Contest!

April 11, 2014

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. Entrants 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.
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BioTek’s “Think Possible” Video Wins Silver Telly Award

April 7, 2014

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.
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MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser with RAD™ technology Expands Capabilities

April 4, 2014

BioTek’s MultiFlo™ FX is now available with optional RAD™ (Random Access Dispense) technology to further extend its application range and flexibility. 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.
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BioTek Presents Multi-Functional, Microplate-Based Workflow Solutions at Analytica 2014

March 25, 2014

BioTek Instruments, Inc., will highlight their latest microplate instrumentation technologies, designed to automate and improve lab efficiency, at Hall A3, Stand #310 during Analytica 2014, the 24th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology. The exhibition will be held April 1-4 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre / ICM in Munich, Germany.
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BioTek Receives Extraordinary New Product Line Award from Fisher

February 28, 2014

BioTek Instruments, Inc., received Thermo Fisher Scientific’s “Extraordinary New Product Line” award for their Cytation 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader. The 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.
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BioTek’s Cytation™ 3 Named Edison Awards Finalist

February 13, 2014

BioTek Instruments, Inc., proudly announces that their Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader is a finalist in the 2014 Edison Awards® competition. 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.
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BioTek Wins 2013 Worksite Wellness Gold Level Award

January 30, 2014

BioTek Instruments was recently honored with the 2013 Worksite Wellness Gold Level Award from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. 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.
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BioTek Announces MultiFlo FX Giveaway Winner!

January 29, 2014

Congratulations to Mr. Charles Teta and the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on winning BioTek’s MultiFlo™ FX Giveaway! Mr. Teta was randomly chosen from all global, qualified entrants, and is a research fellow in the university’s Department of Environmental Science and Health.
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BioTek Highlights Automated Workflow Solutions at SLAS 2014

January 15, 2014

Join BioTek Instruments as they demonstrate novel ways to automate microplate-based workflows at the SLAS 2014 Conference and Exhibition to be held January 18-22 in San Diego, California. BioTek’s “Think Possible” philosophy is reflected in their microplate-based imaging, detection, liquid handling and automation solutions. As a Diamond Sponsor of SLAS 2014, the company will showcase their newest innovations at Booth #1105. BioTek’s instruments will also be featured at several partner booths throughout the exhibition.
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BioTek Highlights Improved Workflows With Their Latest Microplate Instruments at ASCB2013

December 4, 2013

New microplate instrumentation from BioTek improves workflow efficiencies in detection, liquid handling and automation of these processes. BioTek will be highlighting four new products in Booth #1301 at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, to be held December 14-18 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Award-Winning Cytation™ 3 Now Offers Expanded Imaging Features!

December 3, 2013

BioTek’s innovative Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader combines automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection in one modular, compact instrument, and now offers even more new features to drive workflow efficiencies and data collection.
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Cytation™ 3 Wins MipTec New Product Innovation Award

October 3, 2013

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 on September 25, 2013.
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BioTekkers Join Vermont Heart Walk in Remembrance

October 2, 2013

BioTek employees raised over $17,000 through fundraising and donations, and walked a brisk 3 miles with hundreds of other Vermonters on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Burlington, VT as part of the 2013 Vermont Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association.
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BioTek Features Unique Microplate Instrumentation and Applications at MipTec 2013

September 16, 2013

BioTek Instruments will showcase the new Cytation™3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader and 405™ Touch Microplate Washer at MipTec 2013 Conference & Exhibition, to be held September 24-26 at the Congress Center Basel in Switzerland. Visit BioTek at Booth D36 to preview these exciting new instruments and learn more about BioTek’s entire range of microplate instrumentation.
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BioTek’s New BioStack™ 4 Microplate Stacker Uncovers New Ways to Enhance Assay Productivity

September 10, 2013

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’s unique plate carrier provides fast plate exchange speeds of less than ten seconds to increase throughput and enhance productivity.
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BioTek’s Cytation3 Awarded SelectScience Drug Discovery Product of the Year!

September 9, 2013

For the second year in a row, BioTek Instruments was announced as winner of the SelectScience “Scientists’ Choice Award for Best Drug Discovery Product”. The award was given for BioTek’s new Cytation™3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader, and was announced at ELRIG Drug Discovery in Manchester, UK.
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New MultiFlo™ FX Combines Bulk Dispensing and Washing for Improved, Automated Workflows

September 9, 2013

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.
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Dairy Testing Lab Wins a New 405™ Touch Microplate Washer!

July 15, 2013

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.
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BioTek Instruments Announces Establishment of Japanese Office

June 7, 2013

BioTek Instruments, Inc. continues their global expansion in the microplate-based technology market with the establishment of BioTek Japan. Managed 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.
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BioTek Responds to Growing AP Market Needs with New Taiwan Office

May 13, 2013

BioTek Instruments, Inc., continues their expansion in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of BioTek Taiwan, located in the Neihu District of Taipei. Mr. Jack Lu (Lu Wen-Chung), previously with Tseng Hsiang Life Science, was named General Manager of BioTek Taiwan at its inception in mid-April. The new office will focus on supporting current and potential customers, and increasing BioTek’s brand presence in Taiwan.
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BioTek Instruments Wins Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety

April 17, 2013

Vermont Safety & Health Council, and the Vermont Small Business Development Center recently presented BioTek with the 2013 “Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety” in the Large Business category at a ceremony in South Burlington, VT.
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Reading and Imaging are Combined in BioTek’s Revolutionary, New Cytation™3

April 15, 2013

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! By 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.
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Enter to Win a Free 405 Touch Microplate Washer with Verify Technology!

April 1, 2013

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 www.biotek.com/405touchgiveaway. Only one entry per person will be accepted, and the winner will be randomly drawn from all global entries.
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BioTek Receives 2012 Worksite Wellness Silver Award

February 19, 2013

For the second time in as many years, BioTek Instruments received the Worksite Wellness Silver Level Award from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. This award, presented by Governor Peter Shumlin, honors Vermont companies with wellness programs that contribute to decreased absenteeism, and increased employee health and job retention.
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Patented Verify™ Technology Automatically Checks BioTek Microplate Washer Performance

January 9, 2013

BioTek’s 405™ Touch and 405 LS Microplate Washers are now available with patented Verify™ Technology – the easiest, fastest and most reliable way to identify clogged washer manifold tubes. Verify uses an ultrasonic sensor to identify specific clogged dispense and aspirate tubes that can lead to inconsistent washing and assay failure.
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BioTek Presents Multi-Functional Microplate Technologies and Debuts New Corporate Identity at SLAS 2013

January 7, 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.
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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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BioTek Receives Frost & Sullivan Award

November 18, 2011

BioTek 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.
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BioTek Employees Assist Fellow Vermont Companies with Hurricane Irene Cleanup

October 4, 2011

BioTekkers are trading their normal workday routines for work gloves, hammers and brooms to help other local companies affected by Hurricane Irene’s destruction. BioTek employees recently traveled to Hurricane Flats Farm in South Royalton, VT and Ultramotive Corporation in Bethel, VT to remove debris, assist in repairs and tackle other hurricane-related damage.
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BioTek Demonstrates Latest Microplate Instrumentation Innovations at BIOTECHNICA 2011

October 3, 2011

BioTek Instruments, Inc., will highlight their newest microplate instrumentation technologies at BIOTECHNICA 2011, Hall 9, Stand D69 from October 11-13, 2011 at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany.
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BioTek Recognized with 5x5x5 Award Again!

September 16, 2011

Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank once again recognized BioTek Instruments, Inc. as a recipient of the 5x5x5 Growth Award at the 9th annual awards ceremony on Thursday, September 15, 2011. As one of Vermont’s Top Five Technology Businesses experiencing outstanding growth over five years, BioTek also received this award in 2008.
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BioTek Takes Part in White House “Win the Future” Roundtable Discussions

August 25, 2011

BioTek Instruments welcomed the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and White House Business Council on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, as part of the White House Administration’s “Win the Future” roundtable discussions. The meeting featured some of Vermont’s top businesses, local Chamber of Commerce officials and Administration officials Martha Johnson, Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration and Robert Zarnetske, Regional Administrator. This provided an outlet for the business leaders and Administration officials to share their thoughts on growing the economy, developing technologies and innovations and ultimately creating jobs.
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BioTek Presents New Products, Posters at 2011 ELRIG Drug Discovery Conference

August 18, 2011

BioTek Instruments, Inc. will demonstrate their newest microplate instrumentation technologies at Stand E2 during the 5th annual Drug Discovery Conference, jointly sponsored by ELRIG (European Laboratory and Robotics Interest Group), SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) and BPS (British Pharmacological Society). The conference will be held September 7-8, 2011 in Manchester Central, Manchester, England.
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BioTek Welcomes Senator Sanders

August 17, 2011

On August 9, 2011, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders met with BioTek Instruments management and toured the facility to learn how the company is growing and bringing substantial global revenue and jobs into Vermont. Recently inducted into the Deane C. Davis Vermont Business Hall of Fame, BioTek remains committed to recruiting and retaining Vermonters and to facilitating life science and drug discovery research.
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Save Samples, Time and Money with BioTek’s New Take3™ Trio Micro-Volume Plate

July 8, 2011

BioTek 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.
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BioTek Introduces the Eon™ High Performance Microplate Spectrophotometer

July 7, 2011

BioTek’s new monochromator-based Eon™ Microplate Spectrophotometer combines high performance and high value in microplate-based absorbance readings. Like BioTek’s popular Epoch™ 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 Take3™ and new Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plates.
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Gen5™ Version 2.0 Data Analysis Software Now Available from BioTek

July 6, 2011

BioTek 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.
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BioTek Introduces the World’s First Deep Well Microplate Washer

June 20, 2011

BioTek Instruments, Inc., continues to set new standards in microplate washers with the launch of the ELx405™ 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.
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BioTek Inducted into Deane C. Davis Vermont Business Hall of Fame

June 10, 2011

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.
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BioTek Liquid Handling Control™ Software Now Available for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

June 1, 2011

BioTek offers increased electronic record keeping and security with the release of Liquid Handling Control™ (LHC™) Secure Software for use with their EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispenser, ELx405™ Washer and MultiFlo™ Dispenser. LHC Secure is fully 21 CFR Part 11 compliant for the GxP laboratory or any laboratory requiring safe record keeping.
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BioTek Expands Web Site International Accessibility

April 21, 2011

BioTek 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.
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BioTek Promotes Dr. Paul Held to Lab Manager

March 18, 2011

BioTek Instruments, Inc., announces Paul Held’s promotion to Lab Manager in BioTek’s Applications Laboratory. In this new position, Dr. Held will be responsible for day-to-day lab facilities management, the company’s applications training program and customer visits in addition to his duties as Principal Scientist.
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Notable BioTek Products and Events at SBS 2011

March 15, 2011

BioTek Instruments, Inc., welcomes Society for Biomolecular Sciences Conference & Exhibition attendees to booth #618 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on March 27-31.
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BioTek Welcomes 300th Employee

March 10, 2011

BioTek Instruments is now three hundred employees strong! The company recently welcomed Dennis Lamb to their Winooski-based manufacturing department as their 300th employee.
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BioTek Welcomes New Product Specialist to Cover Expanding Brazilian Market

March 9, 2011

BioTek 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.
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BioTek 2010 Sales Outpace Market Growth Again

March 8, 2011

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%.
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BioTek Instruments Announces Establishment of Korean Office

March 1, 2011

BioTek 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.
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BioTek Offers Peristaltic Pump Cassette Recalibration Options

February 24, 2011

BioTek now offers three options to customers requiring peristaltic pump cassette recalibration for MultiFlo™ Microplate Dispenser, EL406™ Combination Washer Dispenser and MicroFlo™ Select Microplate Dispenser.
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BioTek Announces New Applications and Business Development Manager in Canada

February 18, 2011

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.
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BioTek’s READ, WASH, DISPENSE & AUTOMATE Technologies on Display at LabAutomation 2011

January 18, 2011

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.
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BioTek Releases EL406 Vacuum Filtration Module

January 3, 2011

BioTek’s unique and popular EL406™ 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.
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BioTek Announces Epoch Contest Winner in the UK

December 8, 2010

BioTek 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 Epoch™ 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.
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BioTek Welcomes Visiting Chinese Delegation

October 29, 2010

On 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. The delegation also visited other Vermont-based companies to provide the Chinese visitors with a better understanding of trading opportunities between Vermont and China, and an introduction to Vermont’s high growth economic sectors with the goal of increased trade between Vermont and China.
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BioTek Welcomes International MBA Students

October 21, 2010

As 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. During their visit, they engaged in discussions with BioTek’s senior management on topics ranging from best-in-class business processes to changing strategic planning methodologies.
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BioTek's Epoch Video Contest Winner Announced!

October 11, 2010

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.
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BioTek’s Synergy H1 Receives HTRF® Certification

September 21, 2010

BioTek Instruments announces that their latest addition to the patent-pending Hybrid Microplate Reader family has received HTRF® certification from Cisbio Bioassays. The Synergy™ 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.
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BioTek Brings It All Together at Miptec 2010

September 13, 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.
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New 1-to-4 Reagent MultiFlo™ Microplate Dispenser Simplifies Dispensing Processes

September 9, 2010

BioTek’s new MultiFlo™ 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.
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BioTek Expands Next Generation Hybrid Microplate Reader Instrumentation

August 24, 2010

BioTek, the market leader in Hybrid Microplate Detection Technology, has released its newest product, the Synergy 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.
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BioTek Welcomes Congressman Welch

July 19, 2010

On July 8, 2010, Vermont Congressman Peter Welch visited BioTek Instruments to learn how the company is growing and flourishing in a highly competitive global market and a tough economic climate. BioTek is headquartered in Vermont; conducting all engineering and manufacturing in the state and competing with large, global publicly held companies. BioTek was recently named 2009 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
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Lights…Camera…Epoch! Epoch Video Contest

July 12, 2010

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!
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Synergy 2 Alpha Is A Proven Alternative For Reading AlphaScreen®/AlphaLISA® Assays

July 6, 2010

Further expanding the Synergy™ Microplate Reader family, BioTek’s Synergy™ 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.
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BioTek Announces New Managing Director of Europe

July 1, 2010

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.
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Epoch on Top of the World

June 23, 2010

BioTek’s Epoch™ 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.
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BioTek Instruments Wins Prestigious Deane C. Davis Award!

June 1, 2010

BioTek Instruments, Inc., is the winner of the 2009 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award. Named for former Vermont Governor Deane C. Davis, the award was presented to BioTek by current Vermont Governor Jim Douglas on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the Vermont Chamber Business & Industry Expo. The award, created by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, annually honors a Vermont company demonstrating a strong commitment to economic growth, a positive work environment and local community support.
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Senator Leahy Visits BioTek to Celebrate Manufacturing Milestone

May 27, 2010

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy visited BioTek Instruments on April 26, 2010 to mark the manufacture and shipment of the 1000th Galileo Echo automated blood testing instrument. The Galileo Echo is used in blood banks and hospital laboratories to accurately type and sub-type blood for transfusion, and is designed and manufactured by BioTek exclusively for Immucor, Inc. (Norcross, GA), a leading manufacturer of blood analysis reagents and systems.
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BioTek Instruments Named Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award Finalist

May 10, 2010

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. Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce created and govern the annual award. The award honors a Vermont company demonstrating the highest excellence in economic growth, desirable work environment for employees and monetary and non-monetary contributions to the Vermont community.
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BioTek Launches Next Generation Microplate Washer Platform

March 31, 2010

BioTek’s new ELx50™ 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. Other popular applications include vacuum filter-to-waste for PCR cleanup, washing in cell-based assays, and washing protein arrays spotted in microplate wells.
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BioTek Highlights Cell-based Assay Automation at SBS

March 29, 2010

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.
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BioTek’s Synergy™ H4 Hybrid Reader Is Transcreener® Approved

March 15, 2010

BioTek’s new Synergy™ 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.
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BioTek Highlights Microplate Instrumentation Technologies at Analytica 2010

March 9, 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.
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BioTek’s Synergy™ H4 Hybrid Reader Is LanthaScreen® Plus Certified

March 3, 2010

The Synergy™ 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.
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BioTek’s Synergy H4 Hybrid Reader Is HTRF® Certified

February 23, 2010

The Synergy™ 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. The combination of Synergy H4 and HTRF® assays will provide researchers in life science and drug discovery with increased productivity and extended flexibility.
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Kathy Gendron Promoted to VP Human Resources at BioTek Instruments

February 16, 2010

BioTek Instruments, Inc. announces that Kathy Gendron has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Gendron will continue in her existing responsibilities, and will also provide Human Resource leadership to BioTek’s expanding worldwide operations.
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BioTek Welcomes Sean Jordan as Service Director

January 25, 2010

BioTek Instruments is pleased to announce that Mr. Sean Jordan has accepted the position of Service Director at the company. Mr. Jordan’s responsibilities will include supporting all of BioTek’s customers and distribution partners in service, technical support, technical training and more. "BioTek Service has been growing at a remarkable rate over the past few years, while maintaining very high levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty," noted Mr. Peter Weith, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service. "Sean’s understanding, experience and enthusiasm will ensure that we continue on this track, now and into the future."
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BioTek Instruments and Global Cell Solutions Collaborate at LabAutomation2010

January 25, 2010

BioTek Instruments, Inc., and Global Cell Solutions, Inc., (GCS) announce a formal collaboration for the coming year at LabAutomation 2010. The poster Automation of a Microplate Cell-based Assay to Measure Activity of the Histamine H1 G Protein-coupled Receptor Using a Novel 3-D Cell Culture Technique is the first in a series of collaborative publications detailing the use of BioTek’s microplate instrumentation for various cell-based assays.
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Brad Larson Promoted to Principal Scientist at BioTek Instruments

January 22, 2010

BioTek Instruments, Inc. announces Brad Larson’s promotion to Principal Scientist. Mr. Larson will continue to develop BioTek’s scientific presence in life science and drug discovery markets, and reports to Peter Banks, Scientific Director.
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BioTek Instruments Achieves Record Sales Growth, Community Awards in 2009

January 21, 2010

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. An extremely strong December performance contributed to a record-breaking fourth quarter, and year, for the Company.
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READ, WASH, DISPENSE & AUTOMATE with BioTek Instruments at LabAutomation 2010

January 7, 2010

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.
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BioTek Instruments Expands into Switzerland

January 6, 2010

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. Ms. Limacher will also continue management of the existing Witec AG with their focus on life science products at the same location.
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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 – www.biotek.com. 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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BioTek Instruments Announces New Scientific Director

November 10, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of microplate instrumentation for drug discovery and life science solutions, has hired Dr. Peter Banks as Scientific Director. Dr. Banks will manage BioTek’s Applications Group while also providing key scientific leadership and direction in emerging trends, opportunities and scientific discovery across its global business platforms.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Features Combination Microplate Washer Dispenser at Neuroscience 2008

October 22, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., will attend the 38th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 15-19, 2008 in Washington, DC with a unique washer/dispenser as well as other advanced microplate-based technologies at BioTek’s booth #806.
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New Gen5 v1.06 Offers Enhanced Data Evaluation, Including Parallel Line Analysis

September 26, 2008

Recognizing the importance of bioassay statistical analysis in drug discovery, HTS and other research markets, BioTek Instruments, Inc., has incorporated Parallel Line Analysis in the new Gen5 Data Analysis Software version 1.06. Parallelism analysis can be made with Gen5's linear regression, 4-parameter and 5-parameter logistic fits.
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BioTek Instruments Offers Lease and Purchase Alternatives for Microplate Instrumentation

September 24, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., introduces lease and purchase options from North Star Leasing Company for BioTek’s microplate instrumentation. Through this program, U.S. customers may lease and even purchase BioTek’s microplate technologies through one of several convenient monthly payment programs.
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BioTek Instruments Awarded 5x5x5 Growth Award

September 18, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., has been recognized as one of Vermont’s Top Five Technology businesses via the 5x5x5 Growth Award. Jointly presented by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank, the 6th annual 5x5x5 Growth Awards acknowledge five Vermont businesses that have experienced the greatest growth over the past five years in each of five business categories.
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BioTek Instruments and Gyrasol Technologies Enter Marketing Agreement

September 2, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., and Gyrasol Technologies announce a co-marketing arrangement to jointly promote the application of Gyrasol’s unique Gyrasol Sensor fluorescence-based assay platform on BioTek's Synergy™ 4 with Hybrid Technology™ Multi-Mode Microplate Reader.
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BioTek Combines Microplate Washing and Dispensing In The New EL406 Microplate Washer Dispenser

August 18, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc. strengthens its position as the industry leader in microplate washing with the launch of the EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispenser. Defining a new category of Combination Microplate Washer Dispensers, the EL406 is the only instrument on the market to offer fast and full microplate washing along with both peristaltic and microprocessor-controlled syringe drive reagent dispenser technologies to optimize liquid handling processes in microplate format, including complex wash routines.
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BioTek Adds Versatility to BioStack Microplate Stackers

August 8, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc. continues to improve microplate technologies with the introduction of a new BioStack™ Microplate Stacker with Rotational Wrist. This new stacker is designed for enhanced flexibility, customizable automation and broad compatibility in microplate-based applications.
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BioTek Receives Transcreener® Far Red FP Certification from BellBrook Labs for Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

July 30, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global authority on microplate technology, has received Transcreener® Far Red FP Certification from BellBrook Labs (Madison, WI) for its Synergy™ 4 and Synergy 2 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers. This certification ensures that BioTek’s microplate readers are validated to strict standards in instrument setup and assay performance.
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BioTek Announces Product Lineup for 2008 DDT World Congress

July 23, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., will attend the 13th annual Drug Discovery & Development of Innovative Therapeutics World Congress, August 4-7, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts with several of their latest technologies as well as a yet to be announced addition to their beneficial microplate instrumentation portfolio.
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Invitrogen Corporation, BioTek Instruments, Inc. Announce Strategic Collaboration

June 16, 2008

Invitrogen Corporation, a provider of essential life science technologies for research, production and diagnostics, and BioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, have entered into a collaboration agreement to validate the compatibility of Invitrogen’s reagents and technology platforms with BioTek’s microplate detection instruments.
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Hybrid Advertising Campaign Wins Jersey Awards Honor

June 6, 2008

BioTek’s creative agency of record, Shaw & Todd, was recently honored with second place in the Collateral-New Product Launch category at the 40th annual Jersey Awards. Sponsored by the NJ Ad Club, the awards are judged by a panel of industry peers to honor the hardest working branding and marketing communications efforts for agencies based in New Jersey or whose clients are based in the state.
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BioTek Receives LanthaScreen™ Plus Certification from Invitrogen™ for Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

May 16, 2008

BioTek Instruments Inc., announced that it was awarded the LanthaScreen™ Certified Plus designation from Invitrogen Corporation, a provider of essential life science technologies for research, production and diagnostics. The LanthaScreen™ Certified Plus mark ensures that BioTek’s Synergy™ 4 and Synergy™ 2 multi-mode microplate readers are validated to strict standards in instrument setup and assay performance.
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Gen5CL Software Provides Powerful and Flexible PC-based Data Collection and Analysis for Clinicians

May 12, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc. announces a new software tool for clinical laboratories using the popular ELx800 and ELx808 microplate readers. Gen5CL Data Collection and Analysis Software combines the convenience and security of preprogrammed clinical diagnostic assays with the power and flexibility of a PC-based application.
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Lower-Cost Alternative for High-Performance AlphaScreen® Detection from BioTek Instruments

April 11, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global authority on microplate technology, offers two lower-cost microplate reader alternatives to researchers using the AlphaScreen assay platform. AlphaScreen is a highly sensitive amplified luminescent proximity homogeneous assay that screens for a broad range of targets and requires a large measurement bandwidth.
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BioTek’s Synergy Reader selected by Diachemix for their FP-based Diagnostic Kits

April 3, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc. and Diachemix LLC announced an agreement whereby BioTek’s Synergy™ 2 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader will be distributed by Diachemix primarily for use with their Brucellosis and M. bovis assay kits.
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BioTek Showcases Microplate Instrumentation, Presents Hybrid Microplate Reader Tutorial at SBS 2008

March 14, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., welcomes attendees of the 14th annual Society for Biomolecular Sciences Conference & Exhibition to Booth #308 for detailed demonstrations of their latest microplate solutions. The meeting is to be held April 6-10, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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BioTek Instruments Features Microplate Technology Solutions at Analytica 2008

March 3, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc., will display their newest microplate technology solutions in Hall A3, Booth No. 330 during Analytica 2008, the 21st International Trade Fair for Instrumental Analysis, Laboratory Technology and Analytica Conference, April 1-4, 2008 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany.
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Nationwide Field Expertise Is Available From BioTek Instruments, Inc.

February 19, 2008

BioTek Instruments Inc, announced today that a full complement of Direct Sales Representatives and Field Service Microplate Specialists is available to provide knowledgeable and responsive local sales, service and support across the United States for their complete range of microplate instrumentation and software.
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BioTek Instruments Names New European Contract Manager

February 12, 2008

BioTek Instruments welcomes Ms. Gabriele Neumann to their international sales team. As European Contract Manager based in Germany, Ms. Neumann’s responsibilities include the identification and development of value-added sales for all of BioTek’s contract and OEM customer partners.
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Intelligent Software Developed for BioTek Microplate Washers and Dispensers

January 24, 2008

Liquid Handling Control™ (LHC™) Software is now available for use with BioTek’s liquid handlers including the market-leading ELx405™ Microplate Washer and the new MicroFlo™ Select Dispenser. Full PC control provided by LHC Software leads to increased convenience when programming important assay-specific protocol requirements in a familiar Microsoft Windows® environment.
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Gold Sponsor BioTek Highlights Hybrid Microplate Reader Technology and Versatile Microplate Dispenser at LabAutomation 2008

January 15, 2008

BioTek Instruments repeats its continued support of the Association for Laboratory Automation with a gold-level sponsorship of LabAutomation2008, to be held January 27-29, 2008 in Palm Springs, California. At this event, BioTek will introduce two new products.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years

January 8, 2008

BioTek Instruments Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary and remains the only major instrument manufacturer to exclusively focus on microplate instrumentation and software.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Continues Global Expansion with Opening of Singapore Office

November 28, 2007

BioTek Instruments announces the opening of BioTek Instruments Representative Office Singapore as of November 1, 2007. This new office, under the leadership of Mr. Dominic Herring, Technical & Business Development Manager, will support and further increase the rapid growth experienced by BioTek in the Asia Pacific region.
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Online Customer Resource Center Opens at BioTek Instruments

November 1, 2007

Continuing the company’s practice of superior customer service and support, BioTek Instruments has launched an online Customer Resource Center (CRC). Designed to provide customers with access to information about their specific BioTek microplate instrumentation and software, this website makes it easier for customers to acquire relevant and necessary information immediately.
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BioTek CEO Alpert Elected to ALSSA Board

October 23, 2007

Mr. Briar Alpert, President and CEO of BioTek Instruments, Inc., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Analytical and Life Science Systems Association (ALSSA) after unanimous vote of the current Board members.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Declares Record Third-Quarter Performance Results

October 19, 2007

BioTek Instruments, Inc., announced record revenues and earnings for its third quarter ending October 1, 2007. Reporting strong sales of its multi-mode microplate instrumentation, the Company also experienced increasing demand for its blood grouping and typing analyzer distributed through an exclusive agreement with Immucor, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUD), a global leader in providing automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry.
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BioTek Instruments Names New Director of Global Service Operations

October 16, 2007

BioTek Instruments is pleased to announce that Mr. John Fiducia has accepted the position of Director of Global Service Operations at the company. In this position, Mr. Fiducia will be responsible for supporting all of BioTek’s customers and distribution partners in areas including service, technical support and technical training.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Expands Presence in Latin America

September 17, 2007

Pursuant to their global growth initiatives, BioTek Instruments announces the expansion of their coverage in the Latin American region. Mr. Carlos Montero, a certified microbiologist, joins the BioTek team as a Product Specialist, and will travel extensively within the entire Latin America region to provide technical, educational and sales support to researchers as well as BioTek’s existing distribution network within the area.
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BioTek’s ELx50™ FMW Recommended by Luminex Corporation for xMAP® Multiplex Bead Assays

September 14, 2007

Responding to new assay developments, BioTek Instruments, Inc. is pleased to announce that their ELx50 Filter Microplate Washer (FMW) has been recommended by Luminex Corporation for use with their xMAP® multiplex assay platform.
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New Products from BioTek Instruments Highlighted at BIOTECHNICA 2007

September 11, 2007

BioTek Instruments, Inc., will include their latest microplate instrumentation technology at their booth in Hall 9, Booth No. D76 during BIOTECHNICA 2007, the 15th International Trade Fair for Biotechnology, October 9-11, 2007 at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover, Germany.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Unveils MicroFlo™ Select with Unlimited Liquid Dispensing Flexibility

September 4, 2007

BioTek Instruments Inc. has released its latest development in dispensing technology, the new MicroFlo™ Select Dispenser, offering superior microplate dispensing flexibility in one compact instrument. MicroFlo Select is the first instrument of its kind to offer a wide range of choices in dynamic dispense volumes, plate types, tube styles and sizes, automated dispense heights and cassettes to accommodate your dispensing requirements now and into the future.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Increases Global Presence with Two New Offices

August 2, 2007

BioTek Instruments is pleased to announce the expansion of their global operations with new offices in China and India. “These countries are devoting major resources toward the rapid growth of their respective pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors,” stated Peter Weith, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at BioTek. “BioTek’s core microplate technologies will complement their associated investments in Life Science research, while allowing us to further build upon our global branding initiatives and service infrastructure.”
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Products Featured at 2007 Drug Discovery & Development of Innovative Therapeutics World Congress

July 16, 2007

BioTek Instruments, Inc., showcases their newest microplate instrumentation technology at the 12th annual Drug Discovery & Development of Innovative Therapeutics World Congress, August 6-9, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. Several new products will be featured at BioTek’s booth, #411.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Develops Automation Technology to Aid in Blood Banking Tests

June 27, 2007

BioTek Instruments, a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, has developed in partnership with Immucor, Inc. (Norcross, GA), an automated benchtop assay instrument for use in the blood transfusion industry. Manufactured by BioTek exclusively for Immucor, the Galileo® Echo™ provides small- to medium-sized hospital blood bank laboratories with walk-away automation of tests such as ABO grouping and Rh (D) typing, detection/identification of IgG red blood cell antibodies, compatibility testing and red blood cell phenotyping for significant increases in productivity and patient safety while taking less time than other methods.
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New Synergy™ 4 with Hybrid Technology™ from BioTek Redefines Multi-Detection Microplate Reader Market

May 17, 2007

BioTek Instruments Inc., today unveiled the world’s first true multi-detection system capable of performing an unlimited number of microplate-based assays – the new patent-pending Synergy™ 4 Multi-Detection Microplate Reader. The Synergy 4 is the first multi-mode reader that combines both filter-based and quadruple monochromator-based fluorescence detection technology.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Showcases Popular Products at Experimental Biology 2007

April 13, 2007

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in microplate instrumentation technology, will highlight its latest microplate innovations at Experimental Biology 2007, to be held April 28 – May 2, 2007 in Washington, D.C.
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BioTek Instruments Expands Microplate Washing Product Line with ELx50™ Filter Microplate Washer

April 12, 2007

BioTek Instruments, Inc. today announced the expansion of their popular microplate washing product line with the launch of the ELx50™ Filter Microplate Washer (FMW). Based on the proven technology of BioTek’s automated 8-channel ELx50 strip washer with over 7,000 instruments sold, the ELx50 FMW features a syringe drive fluid-delivery system with an automated vacuum filtration solution for unattended processing of 96-well filter bottom plates.
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Gen5™ v1.02 Provides Enhanced Curve Fit Methods for BioTek’s Microplate Readers

March 27, 2007

BioTek Instruments, Inc. today announced the release of Gen5™ Microplate Data Analysis Software, version 1.02. This latest version provides significant new data reduction tools, including a 5-parameter logistic fit, several weighting options and curve constraint definition. New curve metrics include 95% confidence intervals, sum of squares and degrees of freedom for more detailed results.
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NanoQuot Microplate Dispenser To Be Featured At LabAutomation 2007

January 16, 2007

BioTek Instruments Inc., today announced that the new NanoQuot™ Microplate Dispenser is now in full production, expanding BioTek's line of liquid handling products. Each product shipped will include the new NanoQuot PC Control Software for intuitive and flexible dispense program creation and liquid profile management making it easy for the researcher to quickly change dispense solutions characterized by different viscosities.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Recognizes Employee Milestones

January 9, 2007

Recently, BioTek Instruments, Inc. celebrated another accomplishment in its continued success by honoring a group of employees that have achieved more than two decades of service with the organization. This brings the percentage of current BioTek employees to reach the 20-year mark to 20%.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Attends LabAutomation 2007 as Gold Level Sponsor

December 21, 2006

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in microplate instrumentation technology, will highlight its latest innovations in microplate solutions as a Gold Level Sponsor at LabAutomation 2007, to be held January 28-30, 2007 in Palm Springs, California.
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HTRF® Certification Awarded - Synergy 2 with Fluorescence Polarization

December 15, 2006

BioTek Instruments Inc., announced today that Cisbio International has awarded HTRF® certification for the Synergy™ 2 Multi-Detection Microplate Readers. With this certification, Cisbio International guarantees that Synergy 2 meets or exceeds all the strict performance and functional criteria for optimal HTRF readout.
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DLReady Certification Awarded for Synergy 2 and Synergy HT Multi-Detection Microplate Readers

November 2, 2006

BioTek Instruments has received DLReady™ certification for dual-luciferase assays on both the Synergy™ 2 and Synergy™ HT multi-detection microplate readers. Awarded by Promega Corporation, this certification validates an instrument to the highest performance levels and standards for the Dual-Luciferase® Reporter (DLR™) Assay System, which is one of the most common luminescence-based assays for measuring gene transcription and control in microplate format.
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Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering Honors BioTek Instruments, Inc. President with Prestigious Appointment

September 22, 2006

On September 19th, 2006, the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE) formally inducted Briar Alpert, President, BioTek Instruments, Inc., to full membership. The Academy was established in 1996 as a non-profit society of distinguished scientific and engineering scholars and practitioners that are committed to the furtherance of science and technology. The Academy, patterned after the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), is dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, educating and promoting discourse, and providing expert and impartial advice within scientific and engineering disciplines throughout the State of Vermont. This prestigious lifetime appointment represents the highest recognition for contributions to science and engineering in the State.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Delivers Support through Interactive Program

September 7, 2006

BioTek Instruments, Inc. has produced a comprehensive in-house educational and trial research program for its automated microplate technology systems. Qualified customers are introduced to the Winooski, VT facility with a brief plant tour including manufacturing and quality system areas. A large portion of the visit is dedicated to technical discussion and hands-on operation in a fully staffed applications laboratory that is tailored to the customer’s unique research. BioTek staff scientists collaborate with the customer directly on a range of large automated microplate systems and peripheral equipment, including the functional span of features, process validation, and software capacity.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. at Society for Biomolecular Sciences Annual Conference

August 15, 2006

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, is introducing its latest innovations in microplate solutions at the 12th annual Society for Biomolecular Sciences Conference and Exhibition, September 17-21, 2006 in Seattle, Washington.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Announces Lean Methodology Partnership with Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center

August 15, 2006

In response to increased manufacturing demand, BioTek Instruments, Inc., announced that they have partnered with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) in support of an ongoing lean methodology training curriculum. The overarching goal of this program is to increase production efficiencies in BioTek’s Winooski facility, thus enabling increased speed and quality of goods for their customers in a variety of scientific research markets.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Continues Fiscal Growth Trend

July 20, 2006

At the recent close of their fiscal quarter, BioTek Instruments, Inc., a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, has entered into an unprecedented legacy of success encompassing the past sixteen quarters. During this period, the Company reports that their business has nearly doubled, and they continue to significantly outpace the market, with a growth rate of 15-20% per year, compared to the market average growth rate of 6-7% per year.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. to Present at Drug Discovery Technology & Development World Congress

July 12, 2006

BioTek Instruments, a leader in microplate instrumentation technology, is introducing its latest innovations in microplate solutions at the 11th annual Drug Discovery Technology & Development World Congress, August 7-10, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Founder Honored at IMEC Conference

June 6, 2006

The 6th International Muscle Energetics Conference will honor the late Dr. Norman Alpert through “The Norman Alpert Memorial Lecture,” as the opening address of the five-day conference beginning July 22, 2006 in Banff, Canada. “Cardiac muscle research was a significant pursuit for Norman,” commented Dr. Michael Walsh, IMEC Committee Chairman. “He played an integral role in initiating and developing the IMEC conference as a forum for education and information exchange with other muscle specialists; we are honored to pay tribute to his personal and professional contributions.”
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Introduces the Synergy™ 2 Multi-Detection Microplate Reader

June 1, 2006

BioTek Instruments Inc., announced today the launch of the Synergy™ 2 Multi-Detection Microplate Reader. Based on the popular Synergy™ HT, the Synergy 2 is a five-mode microplate reader designed for the life science research and drug discovery markets. This new detection system will provide researchers with an unprecedented level of cost-effectiveness, and a very high level of performance in a compact and modular instrument.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. Introduces Gen5™ Microplate Data Collection and Analysis Software

May 15, 2006

BioTek Instruments, Inc., announced today the release of Gen5™ Microplate Data Collection and Analysis Software. The release of Gen5 marks the culmination of an intensive development activity, bringing to the market the first all-new software for microplate data analysis in several years.
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NanoQuot™ Microplate Dispenser

January 16, 2006

BioTek Instruments, Inc. introduces the NanoQuot™ Microplate Dispenser, an affordable low volume liquid dispensing solution for the life science research and drug discovery markets. Sub-microliter dispensing offers scientists increased assay throughput and lower reagent expenses. The NanoQuot dispenses these volumes down to 0.1 microliters precisely and accurately into 96-, 384- and 1536-well microplates.
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BioTek Launches New Corporate Identity

January 3, 2006

BioTek Instruments unveiled a new corporate identity campaign including a logo and tag line intended to better convey the company’s key values and personality. Get a Better Reaction . . . From BioTek.
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BioTek Expands its Line of Bio-Stack™ Automation Solutions

September 9, 2005

Bio-Tek Instruments, Inc. today announced a major expansion to its line of automation solutions with two new Bio-Stack™ products. Joining the tremendously successful Bio-Stack™ Microplate Stacker, the new Bio-Stack™ Microplate Storage System can be used to store and feed microplates to any third party instrumentation equipped with a microplate gripper.
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BioTek Announces Launch of Bio-Stack™ Twister® II Microplate Handler

July 14, 2005

Bio-Tek Instruments, Inc. today announced the addition of Caliper Life Sciences’ Twister® II Microplate Handler to Bio-Tek’s line of Bio-Stack™ automated solutions. The new product, called the “Bio-Stack Twister II”, can be interfaced to one or more Bio-Tek readers, washers and liquid handling systems, adding incremental storage capabilities and automation for entire work cells.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc. and LI-COR Biosciences Announce Commercialization of Microplate Stacker for Infrared Imaging System

May 5, 2005

BioTek Instruments, Inc. and LI-COR Biosciences announce the integration of the BioTek Bio-Stack™ Microplate Stacker to LI-COR’s new Aerius™ Automated Infrared Imaging System, a fast and efficient microplate reader providing automated data analysis of In-Cell Westerns.
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BioTek Announces Expanded Service Program

April 13, 2005

Bio-Tek Instruments is pleased to announce the availability of Field Service in select U.S. regions. In addition to its extensive line of microplate instrumentation and software, Bio-Tek is expanding its after-sales services to address varying product usage and application requirements.
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Reduce Assay Failure with BioTek’s NEW ELx405™ Microplate Washer

January 3, 2005

Scientists are routinely confronted with assay failure due to poor instrument performance. The most common problem leading to ELISA assay failure is clogging in the washer manifold due to protein or salt crystal build-up. Facilitate washer maintenance – a time consuming and labor intensive process – with Bio-Tek’s patent pending Ultrasonic Advantage™.
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