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.

Mr. Hau is Chemistry Stores Manager at University of York, United Kingdom, and has donated the Epoch to his colleagues at the university’s York Structural Biology Lab (YSBL). Sally Lewis, YSBL Senior Technician noted, “We’re so excited to receive such a fabulous machine that can measure nanoliter volumes and much more. It’s marvelous!”

Steve Hau

Steve Hau, Chemistry Stores Manager, University of York, and Sally Lewis, Senior Technician for York Structural Biology Lab with their new Epoch.

The monochromator-based Epoch measures absorbance from 200-999 nm in 6- to 384-well microplates. Along with endpoint readings for nucleic acid and protein quantification, Epoch also offers wavelength scanning, kinetic and well area scanning measurements. Optional, unique Take3™ and Take3 Trio accessories measure up to sixteen or forty-eight 2 µL samples respectively, along with other sample formats. Pre-programmed and user-generated programs, as well as data output, are controlled via Gen5™ Data Analysis Software.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. In 2011, BioTek received the North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences from Frost & Sullivan. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic.


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