Product News: Gold Sponsor BioTek Highlights Hybrid Microplate Reader Technology and Versatile Microplate Dispenser at LabAutomation 2008

07 Jan 2008

BioTek Instruments repeats its continued support of the Association for Laboratory Automation with a gold-level sponsorship of LabAutomation2008, to be held January 27-29, 2008 in Palm Springs, California. At this event, BioTek will introduce two new products.

Synergy™ 4 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader with Hybrid Technology™ will represent the first in a new class of Hybrid Microplate Readers. Synergy 4 is the first and only multi-mode reader to combine filter-based and monochromator-based fluorescence detection technologies in one instrument for unlimited flexibility in current and future microplate-based assays. In addition to fluorescence intensity measurements, Synergy 4’s modular design allows detection of Fluorescence Polarization, Time-Resolved Fluorescence, Luminescence, AlphaScreen® and UV-Visible Absorbance for even greater versatility. BioTek, in partnership with Invitrogen Corporation, will present a technical poster entitled Fluorescence Intensity, FRET, and TR-FRET Homogeneous Assay Technologies from Invitrogen Validated on BioTek’s New Versatile Hybrid Microplate Reader, Synergy 4.

Additionally, BioTek’s new MicroFlo™ Select Dispenser offers a unique design with three interchangeable cassettes in varying sizes providing excellent performance in volumes from 1 µL to 10 mL. The peristaltic-driven dispensing and custom cassettes provide superior flexibility in liquid dispensing to many microplate and microtube styles and sizes. Both the Synergy 4 and the MicroFlo Select will be featured at the “Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session”, to be held January 28, 2008 at the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel.

The popular ELx405™ Microplate Washer and Bio-Stack™ Twister® II will be featured at BioTek’s booth as a component based automation system that can be modified to incorporate nearly any instrument combination needed for specific microplate-based applications. Components are easily adaptable to changing experimental protocols.

Details on BioTek’s products and technologies are available at Booth #443, as well as the article webpage.