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Cancer Researcher Wins Cytation™ 3 in BioTek's "Think Possible" Application Contest!

by BioTek
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.

How Micro-Volume Quantification Works

by BioTek
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.

How an Automated Liquid Handling System Works

by BioTek
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.

Dangers of Mycoplasma in Cell-Based Assays

by Paul Held
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.

Improving Customer Relationships in the Laboratory

by Deborah Farnham
A customer relationship management system means a phone call from a client doesn't require them telling a potentially long story, all over again to each person they talk to. It means consistent and updated information as well as satisfied customers.