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.

Patent-pending Synergy™ 4 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader with Hybrid Technology™ is the first in a class of new Hybrid Microplate Readers to combine filter-based and quadruple monochromator-based fluorescence detection technology in one instrument for unlimited flexibility in current and future microplate-based assays. The modular design of Synergy 4 allows detection of Fluorescence Intensity, Fluorescence Polarization, Time-Resolved Fluorescence, Luminescence, AlphaScreen® and UV-Visible Absorbance measurement techniques for enhanced versatility.

Detailed information on Synergy 4 will be available Wednesday April 9th through the tutorial, “Hybrid Filter-Monochromator Multi-Mode Microplate Reader: review of market feedback, optical design and popular screening applications.” The versatility of Synergy 4 will also be featured in the poster presentation, “The Synergy Family of Microplate Readers, A Lower Cost, High Performance Alternative for Running AlphaScreen Assays” co-presented by BioTek Instruments and Novartis Pharma AG.

BioTek’s newest liquid dispensing technologies include MicroFlo™ Select and NanoQuot, each with a specific fluid delivery technology suited for a range of dispensing needs. MicroFlo Select uses a positive displacement peristaltic pump and a range of cassette sizes and settings for the ultimate flexibility in dynamic dispense volumes, microplate types, sample tube sizes, and automated dispense height adjustment. NanoQuot uses pressurized solenoid valves for precise liquid dispensing in sub-microliter volumes – perfect for transitioning into high density, low volume microplate formats while also maintaining backward compatibility with existing formats and volumes.

Also displayed at the meeting will be the well-known ELx405™ washers, popularized by self-maintenance, and superior washing efficiency and flexibility. An integrated ultrasonic cleaner helps to ensure assay integrity, while the patented Dual-Action™ manifold provides precise overfill washing and overflow protection.

Additionally, Bio-Stack™ automation modules can be used in tandem with BioTek’s microplate instruments for increased speed, flexibility and ease of operation.

Details on BioTek’s products and technologies are available at Booth #308, as well as

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek instrumentation is used to accelerate the drug discovery process, to advance discoveries in genomics and proteomics, and to aid in the advancement of life science research.

For further information, contact:

Chere Griffin, Account Executive
Shaw & Todd Advertising and Marketing Communications
908-668-1106 x15