BioTek congratulates Dr. Jeff Peterson of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Pennsylvania for winning a new Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader in BioTek's "Think Possible" Application Contest. Entrants were judged on a short essay that they submitted, detailing the application that they think is possible for their specific research using the Cytation 3. As an Associate Professor, Dr. Peterson studies chemical biology and kinase signaling in cancer.
BioTek's Think Possible video, created by Hen House Media, was recently awarded a Silver Telly Award in the "Non-Broadcast, Motivational" category as part of the 35th Annual Telly Awards. Standing out from over 12,000 entries, the Silver Telly is the highest honor bestowed upon film and video productions, and awarded to less than 10 percent of entries.
For the second year in a row, BioTek Instruments was announced as winner of the SelectScience "Scientists' Choice Award for Best Drug Discovery Product". The award was given for BioTek's new Cytation™3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader, and was announced at ELRIG Drug Discovery in Manchester, UK.
Bulk microplate-based liquid dispensing instruments typically use peristaltic pumps or microprocessor- controlled syringe pumps to perform reagent and cell dispensing. Each pump type has advantages and disadvantages depending on the reagent used and the lab's needs.
For nearly 30 years, BioTek has led the market in developing microplate washing technologies, and is well recognized for the industry standard ELx405™ Microplate Washer.
Highly concentrated nucleic acid and protein samples must be diluted before they can be read on most absorbance-based spectrophotometers, and conversely, diluted samples must be concentrated to within the spectrophotometer’s dynamic range before reading.
Microplate-based multiplex assays, where microspheres are used as solid support matrices, provide simultaneous analyte analysis per well with lower background noise and reagent, consumable and sample costs compared to traditional ELISAs. Specifi
Popular 96- and 384-well microplate-based applications are often not ideally suited for manual pipetting methods. Although readily available in most laboratories, manual pipette use in these formats is neither efficient nor consistent.
Scientists working in microplate format can go through several wash/dispense cycles in the course of their application.
While other common types of contamination are usually quickly identified and/or treated, mycoplasma contamination often provides no clear symptoms but can wreak havok on assay results.