Spending time listening to other scientists and automation partners visiting the BioTek booth provided excellent examples of how BioTek instruments are currently being used and ideas for future use as both standalone workstations or by incorporating into larger automated work cells. Examples ranged from an automated washing and dispensing workstation for up to 100 plates per day to live cell experiments lasting weeks by incorporating an EL406 Washer Dispenser and BioSpa Live Cell Imaging System to manage media exchanges and kinetic imaging/plate reading.
It appeared that once again the BioSpa was a big hit drawing the attention of many passers-by. Folks were pleased to find an automated solution with such a small footprint, intuitive control and scheduling software and flexibility to interface with a variety of instruments. Of equal interest was the Lionheart FX Automated Live Cell Imager for the same small footprint and integrated environmental control for longer term kinetic experiments on cells.
By: BioTek Instruments, Peter J. Brescia Jr., MSc, MBA