BioTek Brings New Efficiencies to Cancer Research Workflows at AACR 2017

30 Mar 2017
Weylan Kiam-Laine

BioTek Instruments will feature its latest advancements to facilitate cancer research during the AACR Annual Meeting 2017, to be held April 1-5 in Washington, D.C. Expert scientific staff will be on hand at BioTek’s booth #1857 to discuss how these instruments can help advance cancer research. Highlights at this exhibition will include Lionheart FX, Cytation 5 and MultiFlo FX.

Lionheart™ FX Automated Microscope is a fully integrated digital inverted microscope for live and fixed cell imaging applications. Lionheart FX offers fluorescence, high contrast brightfield, color brightfield and phase contrast imaging with up to 100x magnification. Temperature control and available CO2/O2 control and humidity chamber optimize conditions for live cell imaging, while dual reagent injectors are available for fast kinetic assays. Along with Gen5 software, Lionheart FX provides Augmented Microscopy™, a workflow automation concept that provides automated image capture, processing and analysis for publication-ready images and data.

Cytation™ 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader combines automated digital widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode microplate reading in a unique, patented design to provide information-rich images and quantitative data for live cell assays, along with a broad range of other applications. Its patented Hybrid Technology™ offers filter- and monochromator-based multi-mode detection in a modular, upgradable design for versatility and workflow efficiency now and as laboratory needs evolve.

The modular MultiFlo™ FX Microplate Dispenser replaces up to five separate liquid handlers to save time and instrument costs when dispensing into 6- to 1536-well microplates. Up to four independent reagents are dispensed using Parallel Dispense™ technology, which combines syringe and peristaltic pumps to eliminate potential reagent carryover, while optional RAD™ technology enables random access dispensing to individual wells. An optional wash module expands application versatility. The user-friendly, color touchscreen interface offers intuitive protocol creation and implementation.

BioTek will present an exhibitor spotlight tutorial and poster presentation at the following times and locations in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center:

  • Demonstration of High Throughput, Image-Based 2D and 3D Natural Killer Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity Assays
    Tuesday, April 4, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Exhibitor Spotlight Theater B
  • A Combined, Affordable Solution for the Performance of Automated 3D in vitro Hepatotoxicity Testing
    Tuesday, April 4, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
    Partners: Hamilton, Reprocell, n3D Biosciences, Inc., UTHealth
    Poster: #4213