Thursday, April 2, 2015

Experimenting with Biology in Bean Town


Experimental Biology

This week the city of Boston welcomed over 14,000 scientists of various disciplines coming together to discuss current trends in the vast field of experimental biology.  Along with exhibiting at the conference, BioTek hosted our inaugural Cytation™ Product Workshop and Users Group Meeting.  The Cytation series of imaging readers was launched two years ago at EB 2013, uniquely combining automated digital widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode detection.  Since then, several hundreds of instruments have been installed in customer labs around the world. It has won multiple accolades including a 2013 SelectScience Drug Discovery Product of the Year Award, 2013 MipTec Conference New Product Innovation Award and 2014 Silver Edison Award.  A series of talks were presented by Cytation users describing the research and techniques their labs are performing with Cytation and how it has made a difference in their workflows.  The morning session was kicked off by Joseph Haegele of Cornell University with his talk SCIENCE TAPAS: How one plate has so many uses! Afternoon highlights included Neil Emans of Persomics speaking about miniaturized RNAi screening technology and the imaging of printed libraries with Cytation along with Scott Sneddon of Sharp Edge Labs who demonstrated image cytometry with protein trafficking assays.  The meeting proved to be information packed event full of interaction and constructive dialog between both users and BioTek experts.   Attendees also received a demonstration of BioTek latest release, the Cytation™ 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader and imaging enhancements in Gen5™ v2.07 Data Analysis Software. 


By: BioTek Instruments, Jason Greene, Sr. Product Marketing Manager

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