BioTek Videos


Below is a collection of videos found throughout our site. These videos can also be found on Agilent's YouTube channel. Additional application videos utilizing our instrumentation can be found on Jove.

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Product Videos

Automated Cell Imagers

Autoscratch Wound Making Tool

Agilent BioTek AutoScratch Wound Making Tool and Scratch Assay App - Automated Uniform Scratch Wounds for Robust Cell Migration Analysis
BioTek’s AutoScratch Wound Making Tool and Scratch Assay App provide everything a researcher needs to implement automated, kinetic cell migration and scratch wound assays when used in conjunction with a BioTek Lionheart Automated Microscope or Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader.
(March 2021)


Lionheart Automated Microscopes

Agilent BioTek Lionheart FX and Lionheart LX Automated Microscopes
Agilent BioTek Lionheart Automated Microscopes are an easy-to-use compact benchtop platform for a broad range of application workflows, including fixed cell and live cell microplate-based assays, microscope slide and microfluidic device imaging. (May 2022)


Cytation 1

Agilent BioTek Cytation Cell Imaging Multimode Reader and Gen5 Microplate Reader and Imager Software for Automated Cell Counting

Label-free and fluorescence cell counting is fast and easy with BioTek's Cytation and Lionheart Imagers, and Gen5 Software. (October 2017)

Lionheart FX

Agilent BioTek Lionheart FX Automated Microscope: Live Cell Imaging
Learn how the Lionheart FX Automated Microscope's integrated design and environmental controls make it ideally suited for short and long-term kinetic live cell applications. (January 2017)

High Magnification Oil Immersion Imaging in Lionheart FX

Agilent BioTek Lionheart FX Automated Microscope – High-magnification Oil Immersion Imaging
Learn more about air and oil immersion imaging with BioTek’s Lionheart FX Automated Microscope and Gen5 Software. (January 2017)


Lionheart FX and Gen5 Software: 15 Minute Setup

Agilent BioTek Lionheart FX Automated Microscope and Gen5 Microplate Reader and Imager Software – 15 Minute Setup
See how easy it is to get setup with the Lionheart FX Automated Microscope and Gen5 Software. (January 2017)


Confocal Imaging Reader

Cytation C10 Confocal Imaging Reader

Agilent BioTek Cytation C10 Confocal Imaging Reader - Confocal & Widefield Microscopy with Multi-mode Plate Reading
Cytation C10 Confocal Imaging Reader combines automated digital confocal and widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode microplate reading in a unique, patented design.  (February 2021)





Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers

Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Plate Readers

Agilent BioTek Cytation Cell Imaging Multimode Microplate Readers: Ready For Any Assay
BioTek’s Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers are the most advanced microplate readers on the market, delivering performance, versatility and reliability in a unique, patented design. Cytation combines automated digital upright and inverted widefield microscopy with multi-mode detection to capture both quantitative data and phenotypic information on a single platform. (January 2020)

Agilent Seahorse XF Imaging Normalization System

Agilent Seahorse XF Imaging and Normalization System
Agilent’s Seahorse XF Analyzers are now integrated with BioTek’s Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers, providing a seamless, cell count based XF data normalization solution. (August 2019)


Cytation 1

Agilent BioTek Cytation 1 Cell Imaging Multimode Reader Combines Fluorescence and High Contrast Brightfield Imaging With Conventional Multimode Detection
Combining quantitative microscopy and multi-mode detection into one compact unit, Cytation 1 is an affordable solution for a wide range of live and fixed cell, and traditional biochemical applications. (June 2017)

405 Touch Creating Custom Protocol

Biocompare Bench Tip - 3D Cell Culture
Here we describe how to create a custom protocol incorporating optimized parameters for best performance with specific assay workflows. (May 2015)


Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

Synergy H1

Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader 

BioTek Synergy H1 is a modular multimode microplate reader, with monochromator-based optics and filter-based optics. The patented Hybrid Technology offers flexibility and sensitivity across a broad range of applications. The modular platform allows upgrading to expand functionality as your laboratory workflows change.  (October 2021)

Synergy LX

Agilent BioTek Synergy LX Multimode Reader – Affordable, Uncompromised Performance for UV-Vis Absorbance, Fluorescence and Luminescence Assays
Our new Synergy LX Multi-Mode Reader “checks all the boxes” on your requirements list. (May 2018)


Synergy Neo2

Agilent BioTek Synergy Neo2 Hybrid Multimode Reader - Designed for the Screening Laboratory With Speed and Ultra-high Performance

BioTek's Synergy Neo2 is the most advanced high-performance, high-speed plate reader on the market today. (June 2021)




Multi-Plate Absorbance Readers

LogPhase 600

Agilent BioTek LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader - 4-plate Microplate Reader Specifically Engineered for Measuring Microbial Growth Curves
The LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader introduces a unique class of absorbance microplate reader to research laboratories. It’s the only 4-plate microplate reader specifically engineered, from the ground up, for ONE purpose, measuring microbial growth curves in log phase at OD600 in standard 96-well microplates. The LogPhase 600 has a robust shaking mechanism and outstanding temperature control to guarantee optimal for bacterial growth curve conditions. (May 2020)



Agilent BioTek LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader – Shaking Designed for Microbial Growth
The LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader is a 4-plate absorbance microplate reader specifically engineered for the demands of continuous, long term microbial growth assays. The exceptional shaking performance in LogPhase 600 delivers the most consistent, reliable growth conditions for microbial assays on the market. (May 2020)




Microplate Readers

BioTek Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer: Absorbance Microplate Reader

BioTek Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer: Absorbance Microplate Reader

BioTek Epoch microplate spectrophotometer has monochromator-based optics, for a filter-free, wide wavelength range for UV-Vis absorbance measurements. These measurements can be done in many microplate formats and in 2 µL samples, when the available Take3 microvolume plate is used. (August 2022)




Agilent BioTek Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer Offers UV-Vis Measurements in 6- to 384-well Plates, Cuvettes and in Micro-volume Samples
Epoch 2, BioTek’s compact UV-Vis microplate spectrophotometer, offers excellent performance for life science researchers. (April 2019)


Agilent BioTek 800 TS Absorbance Reader - Affordable, High Quality Microplate Reader for Assays in
6- to 384-well Formats
The 800 TS Absorbance Reader from BioTek brings high performance absorbance microplate reading to your laboratory at an affordable price. (July 2017)






Microvolume Plates


Agilent BioTek Take3 & Take3 Trio Microvolume Plates and Take3 App
The Take3 and Take3 Trio microvolume plates increase the functionality of your microplate reader by decreasing the required sample size down to a 2 μL volume.

(June 2022)









Multi-Mode Washer Dispensers

MultiFlo FX

Automated Gentle Media Exchange of Suspension Cells Using the Automated Media Exchange (AMX) Module for BioTek MultiFlo FX Multimode Dispenser
In this video we demonstrate the ability of the Automated Media Exchange (AMX) module, available on the MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser, to perform automated gentle media exchange of suspension cells like non-adherent T cells, as well as 3D spheroids. Importantly, the AMX module is able to exchange media with no discernible displacement of the biology, as well as protect the directed activation of T cells against tumoroids. (December 2019)


Automated Gentle Media Exchange for Spheroid Assays Using the Automated Media Exchange (AMX) Module for BioTek MultiFlo FX Multimode Dispenser
The AMX Module for MultiFlo FX enables gentle automated media exchange to protect and encourage proliferation of spheroids, tumoroids and other 3D cell structures, 2D and suspension cells in microplate-based assays. (November 2018)

MultiFlo FX with RAD

Agilent BioTek MultiFlo FX Multimode Dispenser – Random Access Dispense (RAD) for Custom-mapped Dispensing to Individual Wells
The RAD single channel dispense module for MultiFlo FX enables rapid, custom-mapped dispensing to individual microplate wells, facilitating many applications, including nucleic acid and protein concentration normalization. (November 2018)

MultiFlo FX

Agilent BioTek MultiFlo FX Multimode Dispenser Automates Routine Liquid Handling Tasks From Dispensing to Plate Washing and Media Exchange in a Compact Modular System
MultiFlo FX is an automated multi-mode reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well microplates, offering Parallel Dispense technology. (August 2018)

MultiFlo FX 多功能微量盤分注器 (Traditional Chinese Version)
Dispensador de Microplacas MultiFlo da BioTek (Portuguese Version)
Dispensador para Microplacas MultiFlo FX (Spanish Version)


Agilent BioTek EL406 Washer Dispenser - Fast, Full Plate Washing Along With Three Reagent Dispensers in One Compact Instrument
BioTek's EL406 automates the entire cell preparation process. (March 2015)



Microplate Washers

50 TS

Agilent BioTek 50 TS Washer - High Quality, High Performance Automated Microplate Washing at an Affordable Price
The 50 TS Microplate Washer from BioTek brings high quality automated microplate washing to your laboratory at an affordable price. (July 2017)

50 TS 微量盤清洗儀 (Traditional Chinese Version)


Agilent BioTek 405 TS Washer: Easy, Powerful Microplate Washing
The BioTek 405 TS washer has an excellent reputation in life science research for outstanding results in many applications. The 405 TS has a unique set of features designed to efficiently wash cell-based assays, microsphere-based assays, and ELISA applications. Programming and operation via the touchscreen interface is intuitive and simple. (February 2022)





Agilent BenchCel Microplate Handler - High Speed Robot Integrated With BioTek Washers, Dispensers, Readers & Imagers for Automated WorkflowsThe BenchCel Microplate Handler is a fast and simple benchtop microplate storage and handling system that automates common, high-throughput lab workflows.
(May 2020)


Agilent BioTek BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator – Temperature, CO2/O2 Control, Humidity Monitoring, Lid Handling, Ideal Cell Culture Environment
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator automates live cell and biochemical assay workflows.
(October 2017)


BioStack Automation
BioStack is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek's washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems.
(December 2013)


Introduction to Agilent BioTek Gen5 Image Analysis Capabilities

Introduction to Agilent BioTek Gen5 Image Analysis Capabilities
Gen5 is a powerful and versatile software package that drives data and image acquisition, processing, and analysis for BioTek’s readers and imagers. This video provides a quick overview of Gen5's capabilities and ease of use. 
(January 2022)




Software Apps

How To Set Up and Run BioTek's LogPhase 600™ App

Agilent BioTek LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader – How to Set Up and Run the LogPhase 600 App
This video tutorial provides a quick overview on setting up and running BioTek's LogPhase 600 App. The LogPhase 600 App is specifically designed to control the LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader and to provide high quality microbial growth curves and analysis. Its easy-to-use interface and powerful analysis tools will get your assays setup and running quickly. The App is included with LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader.
(June 2020)

How to Perform Protein and DNA Assays with BioTek's Quantitative Assay Apps

How-To Video: Cell Count & Viability App
The Cell Count & Viability App is designed to automate hemocytometer based counting of suspended mammalian cells using phase contrast imaging with BioTek imagers. Manual cell counting is tedious and prone to errors. Automating the cell counting process removes human error and increases data quality. The Cell Count & Viability App's intuitive interface is simple to use and requires no training. The app can analyze up to eight samples per run and automatically calculates the live/dead cell percentage. It also includes a calculator to determine how much sample and media are required to reach a desired cell concentration to facilitate downstream applications.
(March 2020)


How-To Video: Scratch Assay App
This How-To Video provides a quick overview on setting up and running BioTek’s Scratch Assay application. The app is designed to analyze plates that have been processed using BioTek’s Autoscratch wound making tool to monitor cell migration over time and generate quantitative data characterizing the wound healing process (June 2019).


How-To Video: Optimizing Cell Migration Scratch Assays With Effective Post-Scratch Microplate Washing
BioTek AutoScratch wound making tool automatically creates reproducible uniform scratch wounds for cell migration and invasion studies. Automated, customizable protocols in BioTek MultiFlo FX multimode dispenser enable it to quickly wash microplates removing cellular debris for fast, effective results. (June 2019).



Field Application Scientists

Diane Kambach, Ph.D. Field Applications Scientist

Diane Kambach, Ph.D.
Team Leader of BioTek's U. S. Field Applications Scientists (FAS)                                                      Diane is passionate about problem solving and designing experiments.  She loves helping customers with assays that traditionally required intensely manual processing such as colony counting, scratch assays and comet assays.

Katie Zlotkowski, Ph.D.

Katie Zlotkowski, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
Katie's goal is to use her expertise to help you achieve your research goals with BioTek instruments and software. Cytation and Lionheart imagers are often used for color brightfield imaging and analysis applications such as H&E staining for histology, crystal violet in colony formation assays and trypan blue for cell viability.

Thomas J. Lampert, Ph.D. M.B.A.

Thomas J. Lampert, Ph.D. M.B.A.
Field Applications Scientist
Tom's background in signal transduction and cellular motility allows him to help customers achieve their research goals.  Hear how he helped develop an invasion assay for a lab’s new Lionheart Automated Microscope.

Divya Galani, MSc.Divya Galani, MSc.

Divya Galani, MSc.
Field Applications Scientist
Divya is a BioTek Field Applications Scientist in the Middle East. Hear how she helped her customer in Jordan optimize their assay to their new multi-mode reader.

Matt Daddysman, Ph.D.

Matt Daddysman, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
Matt's scientific background is in cellular biophysics and he’s specifically interested in rapid cellular processes like calcium response kinetics.



Tradeshow Highlights

Xavier A. at SLAS 2018

From Media Exchange to Image Acquisition: Optimize Your Entire In Vitro Workflow
Chris Laucius, Ph.D., Imaging and Microscopy Specialist, BioTek , explains how the plate washers and imagers from BioTek Instruments can help with every step of your workflow: from gentle media exchange, sample prep, image acquisition all the way to data analysis. (November 2018)

Xavier A. at SLAS 2018

Introducing Cytation 1: A Dual Microplate Analysis and Automated Imaging System
Xavier Amouretti, head of product management, Biotek, describes the Cytation 1, a third generation microplate detection and imaging platform. This innovative system enables cellular assay multiplexing and high-resolution imaging of cells in real time. (March 2018)

Customer Testimonials

Patrick Gunner

Small Molecule STAT Inhibitors as New Cancer Treatments with BioTek’s Cytation
In this video, Professor Patrick Gunning discusses his work developing small molecule inhibitors for STAT proteins, with the aim of developing new cancer treatments. STAT-3 is found to be hyperactive in over 70% of human cancer, leading to uncontrolled cell growth, whilst STAT-5 has recently been identified as a target in haematological oncology.  (September 2017)

Manitoba University

Decreasing Cancer Morbidity Through Colorectal Cancer Research
Kirk McManus discusses his ground breaking colorectal cancer research, which aims to minimize the morbidity rates of cancers. Learn how this research is being carried out using an advanced instrument workflow from BioTek, which has streamlined his team's cancer cell studies to great effect. (December 2016)

More Effective Drug Screening with Cultured 3D Cell Clusters

More Effective Drug Screening with Cultured 3D Cell Clusters
See how Likarda uses Cytation 5 to image spheroids for drug discovery. (November 2015)

Biocontrol of Invertebrate Pests

Biocontrol of Invertebrate Pests Using Natural Agents: Investigating Host-Pathogen Interactions with the BioTek Synergy H1. (June 2015)