December 4, 2012, WINOOSKI VT, USA — BioTek extends congratulations to Ms. Tanis Godwin and the Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand for winning a new Epoch™ Micro-Volume Spectrophotometer System! The giveaway was announced at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) exhibition that was recently held in Queenstown, New Zealand. Ms. Godwin was randomly selected from entrants that completed a questionnaire at the BioTek booth.
Once installed in the lab, Ms. Godwin noted, "I like that users can successfully program the Epoch to read an application without formal training, it's very user-friendly. And I really appreciate Gen5's data output; especially OD reading represented by the background shading intensity." The Epoch System consists of the Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer and Take3™ Micro-Volume Plate, and was installed at the CTCR in mid-November. It will be used for quantification and qualification of nucleic acid samples, and for a cell-migration study; something that the lab's current plate readers are not capable of performing.
The monochromator-based Epoch measures absorbance from 200-999 nm in 6- to 384-well microplates. Epoch is a workhorse in the lab for nucleic acid and protein quantification, wavelength scanning, and kinetic and well area scanning. Epoch's integrated Gen5™ Data Analysis Software provides pre-programmed and user-specific protocols, data analysis and data output. Additionally, when coupled with BioTek's Take3™ Micro-Volume Plate, users can measure up to 48 samples with volumes as low as 2 µL without dilution.
Congratulations to Ms. Godwin and the entire Centre for Translational Cancer Research laboratory!
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. In 2011, BioTek received the North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences from Frost & Sullivan. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process, provide rapid and cost-effective industrial analysis, and to enable sensitive and accurate quantification of a wide range of molecules across diverse applications.
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