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Odyssey® Sa Adds Automated Plate Reading From BioTek Instruments, Inc.

April 28, 2011, Lincoln, NE: As part of LI-COR's Life Science Network, BioTek Instruments, Inc. has integrated the BioStack Automated Microplate Stacking System with its LI-COR Odyssey Sa Infrared Imaging System. The Odyssey Sa is compatible with the BioStack (either 30- or 50-plate configurations) when installed with the Odyssey Sa Express Automation Software for automated plate readouts. This integration offers increased throughput and automated plate reading, along with increased speed and ease of use.

"Odyssey Sa features two-channel infrared detection with excellent sensitivity and a broad dynamic range," says Jim Wiley, LI-COR senior strategic marketing manager. "The walk-away automation of the Odyssey Sa provided by the BioStack offers increased throughput for various plate-based assays, including LI-COR's novel In-Cell Western Assay and RNAi screening assays."

"The BioStack is a result of over 42 years of experience in automating microplate processes," says Jean André De Bedout, BioTek contract sales manager. "In today's laboratory, space, time and ease of use are critical. The combination of LI-COR's Odyssey Sa and the BioTek BioStack provides the researcher a compact and intuitive, automated bench top solution."

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic.

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