Industry News: BioTek Announces Epoch Contest Winner

17 Nov 2009

BioTek Instruments, Inc., announces the winner of the “Win a Free Epoch Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer System” contest. The contest, which ran from August 24 through November 12, marked the launch of BioTek’s Epoch™ Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer System.

This multi-volume, multi-sample system consists of the monochromator-based Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer controlled by Gen5™ software, and the unique Take3™ Multi-Volume Plate that measures up to sixteen 2 μL samples, two BioCells, or a standard cuvette. Laboratories are provided with a high value solution for multiple users, multiple assays, and preservation of precious nucleic acid and protein samples by taking measurements in 2 μL microspots, 6- to 384-well microplates, or cuvettes.

The lucky winner, chosen at random from over 700 qualified entrants from 69 countries, is Mr. Joël Tardivel-Lacombe from Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherché Médicale (INSERM), Luminy Campus in France. Upon being contacted, Mr. Tardivel-Lacombe noted, “In the lab we are using a BioTek ELx800 for applications in visible light in culture plates, a UV spectrophotometer for RNA, DNA and protein quantitation in cuvettes, and a NanoDrop for quantitation in small volumes. With the Epoch, we’ll do all in the same machine! It’s a great improvement!”

Congratulations to Mr. Tardivel-Lacombe!