September 9, 2013, WINOOSKI VT, USA — For the second year in a row, BioTek Instruments was announced as winner of the SelectScience "Scientists' Choice Award for Best Drug Discovery Product". The award was given for BioTek's new Cytation™3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader, and was announced at ELRIG Drug Discovery in Manchester, UK.
The award recognizes products such as BioTek's Cytation3 and last year's winning Synergy™ Neo, as significantly contributing towards laboratory efforts around the world, and is nominated and voted for by drug discovery scientists.
SelectScience presented the award to BioTek's European Managing Director, Dirk Frese, who noted, "We are very grateful that scientists voted for the Cytation3… that's the best response you can get when developing a new product."
The unique patent pending design of Cytation3 combines automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection in one modular and compact instrument. Fluorescence and brightfield imaging capture phenotypic and other cellular data, while patented Hybrid Technology™ combines filter- and monochromator-based optics for true multi-mode detection and meaningful quantitative data. This unique, parallel data acquisition platform allows scientists to collect more meaningful data, increase workflow efficiency, and reduce experimental time like never before. Additionally, a hit-picking function selects only cells meeting a pre-defined threshold for further analysis, thus saving processing time and valuable data storage space.
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. These technologies are used to aid life science research, facilitate drug discovery, provide rapid and cost-effective analysis, and enable sensitive, accurate quantification of molecules across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a "Think Possible" approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations. As such, they are often honored for local accomplishments and technological innovations, including Best Places to Work in Vermont, North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery Product of the Year – Scientists' Choice Award.
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