BioTek Sponsored LMU-Munich Team Places 4th in Global iGEM Competition

28 Dec 2012
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BioTek Instruments recently supported the Ludwig-Maximillians-University (LMU) Munich team as a Gold Sponsor for their participation in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2012 World Championship competition. As part of the sponsorship, BioTek loaned the LMU-Munich team a Synergy™ 2 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader for use in their research project, called Beadzillus.

The goal of Beadzillus is to introduce Bacillus subtilis as a suitable organism for BioBrick-based synthetic biology using spores displaying fusion proteins. Their extensive research led the LMU-Munich team to a fourth place finish among 190 competing global teams.

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, provide rapid and cost-effective industrial analysis, and to enable sensitive and accurate quantification of a wide range of molecules across diverse applications.

Congratulations to the LMU-Munich iGEM team for a job well done!

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