Industry News: NIH Stimulus Funding Assistance and Microplate Solutions from BioTek Instruments

13 May 2009

The 2009 U.S. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides funds including $10.4 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the majority of which is to be used for research-directed awards. This unprecedented stimulus package provides Government funded grant money to life science researchers for investment in facilities and equipment. To assist you with obtaining NIH Stimulus Grant funds, BioTek Instruments, Inc. has created the NIH Stimulus Grant Resources page on its website, a one-stop collection of information regarding Grants, Articles and associated links for U.S. Recovery Act opportunities in the life science research field.

Your local BioTek sales representative can help to sort through the many ARRA options by discussing your Microplate Instrumentation needs and presenting you with the best options and the right solutions for your situation. BioTek's complete line of microplate-based instrumentation affords researchers the latest in microplate technologies. For those who are currently not using microplate technology, a BioTek sales representative can introduce the benefits of this format including a reduction in sample and reagent costs, with sample sizes as low as 1 µL, as well as increased sample throughput.

BioTek's full line of microplate instrumentation solutions are designed, assembled and quality tested in the U.S.A., and are available on GSA Contract, including: 

• Microplate Detection- using absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence technologies

• Washing- for ELISA, cell-based assays and magnetic bead applications

• Liquid Handling- for automated pipetting systems and dispensing from 0.5µL

• Automation- with microplate robots and stackers

• Software- for control and data reduction

Our company-wide commitment to quality and value means your assays will be rapid, efficient and successful. Contact your local BioTek sales representative about your Stimulus Grant opportunity and Microplate Instrumentation needs, and we will be happy to help you Get a Better Reaction.