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. According to Gary Barush, Marketing & Sales Director at BioTek, “A complete protein discovery workstation, combining the Aerius and Bio-Stack instruments, offers biologists both optimal data quality and throughput. Extreme sensitivity and qualitative analysis is afforded while scanning up to 30 microplates in a single run for true walk-away automation.”

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of bioanalytical instrumentation and software. BioTek’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.

LI-COR Biosciences is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of integrated instrument systems for plant biology, biotechnology, drug discovery, and environmental research. The company pioneered the development of infrared fluorescence labeling and detection systems for DNA sequencing, protein imaging, genotyping, and AFLP® for genomic and proteomic research.

For further information, contact:

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

D. Doc Chaves, Marketing Communications Manager
LI-COR Biosciences
(402) 467-0750