Editorial Article: Leading Scientists Rate BioTek’s Lionheart FX Automated Microscope

Find out how experts have been using this new imaging technology and read their verdicts on its performance

20 Dec 2017

BioTek is celebrating its 50th year as a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation including cell imaging systems, microplate readers, washers, dispensers, automated incubators, stackers and pipetting systems. Its products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications. 

The Lionheart™ FX  automated microscope

BioTek’s Lionheart FX automated microscope is optimized for live cell imaging with temperature and CO2/O2 control for ideal physiological conditions. Dr. Craig Hodges, of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, Ohio, USA, uses the Lionheart FX in organoid creation. Find out more about his research in this exclusive interview.


Great automated microscope. So far, has given awesome results in a short time. Better than a traditional microscope in our hands. Love the environment control.

Dr. Craig Hodges



Ronald Etheridge is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, USA, and uses the Lionheart FX to analyze parasite infection of human fibroblasts.


As I have navigated the process of setting up my laboratory, the Lionheart FX is one of the few purchases I have made that I have never second-guessed or had conflicting feelings about. I expect this machine to be the workhorse for my lab for years to come.

Dr. Ronald Etheridge

University of Georgia



Alison Bernstein of Michigan State University, USA, uses the Lionheart FX for high-content imaging.


In terms of value, I am very happy with this. As a new PI with a small lab, this is a great and affordable option for me to continue working with high-content imaging

Dr. Alison Bernstein

Michigan State University



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