BioTek Instruments Awarded Patent for Hybrid Technology™ in Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

July 19, 2012, WINOOSKI VT, USA — BioTek has been awarded US patent 8,218,141 covering the combination of two alternate paths for light within the same analytical instrument. Known as Hybrid Technology™, the patented functionality is available in BioTek's Synergy™ NEO HTS Multi-Mode Microplate Reader and in the Synergy H4 and H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Readers.

Using Hybrid Technology, light can be directed to and from the microplate samples through a filter-based optical system or through a monochromator-based optical system for wavelength selection. This two-optical-path system provides optimal performance and flexibility for a wide range of applications in fluorescence microplate assays. BioTek's Synergy readers are modular platforms that can include Fluorescence Intensity, UV-Vis Absorbance, Luminescence, TRF, TR-FRET and FP detection modes.

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.

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