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. User-configurable stacks allow the system to be used as a presenter and/or receiver with optimal flexibility. A software programmer’s package allows straightforward integration to liquid handlers or other robotic systems.

The new Bio-Stack™ Twister® II Microplate Handler 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. As a scalable robotic arm capable of handling up to 320 microplates, the handler improves efficiency and frees up valuable research time. There is now a Bio-Stack configuration perfect for any modern laboratory’s needs ranging from automation of single processes to entire assays.

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.

For further information, contact:

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