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. The Bio-Stack™ Twister® II is a scalable robotic arm capable of handling up to 320 microplates, improving efficiency and freeing up valuable research time. A complete, automated workstation consisting of the Bio-Stack Twister II together with modules such as the industry leading ELx405™ Microplate Washer, smallest-in-class PowerWave™ Spectrophotometer and flexible Precision™ Pipetting System can be purchased directly from Bio-Tek with configuration and installation services provided by qualified Bio-Tek field microplate specialists.

Bio-Tek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of bioanalytical instrumentation and software. Bio-Tek’s instrumentation is used worldwide to accelerate the drug discovery process, to advance discoveries in genomic and proteomics, and to aid in the advancement of life science research.

Caliper Life Sciences uses its advanced liquid handling and LabChip® technologies to create leading edge tools that accelerate drug discovery, enhance the diagnosis of disease, and facilitate scientific research. Caliper headquarters are located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Caliper customers and partners include many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences companies.

Twister and LabChip are registered trademarks of Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.

For further information, contact:

Jason Greene, Product Manager
Bio-Tek Instruments, Inc.
(802) 655-4040