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BioTek Instruments and Merck Combine Forces for Long-Term Live Cell Experiments

publication date: May 26, 2016
author/source: BioTek Instruments

BioTek Instruments is pleased to announce its collaboration with Merck on an integrated solution for long-term live cell experiments and dynamic time-lapse analyses, including automated cell perfusion and imaging.

biotekThe solution leverages each company’s respective expertise, and consists of BioTek’s new Lionheart™ FX Automated Live Cell Imager and Merck’s new CellASIC® ONIX2 Microfluidic System.

This collaborative solution was introduced at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting recently held in New Orleans, LA.

The Lionheart FX Automated Live Cell Imager is optimized for live cell microscopy, with up to 100x magnification and brightfield, color brightfield, phase contrast and fluorescence channels. Gen5™ 3.0 Software powers Lionheart FX, and allows quick and effortless cell image capture, analysis, annotation and time lapse video production.

The CellASIC® ONIX2 Microfluidic System automates dynamic environmental control over live cells, with high precision controls, expansive functionality and user-friendly operation. Its unique microfluidics technology provides hands-free control over drug addition, gas, temperature, media and more, along with customizable media flow rates.

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 Scientists' Choice Awards®: Drug Discovery Product of the Year and Best New Life Sciences Product.

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