The Edison Awards™ recently honored BioTek's Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader with a Silver Edison Award in the Lab Diagnostics, Science/Medical category at the 2014 Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in San Francisco, CA. The awards, named after U.S. inventor Thomas Alva Edison, symbolize outstanding product innovations with lasting impact and value for users.
"Cytation 3 is at the leading edge of today’s complex research applications," noted Peter Weith, BioTek Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service. "We've already seen the positive difference it's made for our customers around the world, and we're honored that these achievements are also independently recognized by the distinguished judging panel at the Edison Awards."
The Silver Edison Award is the fourth award bestowed upon Cytation 3 since its 2013 launch. Additional awards include Fisher Scientific's Outstanding New Product Line Award, MipTec New Product Innovation Award and the SelectScience "Scientists’ Choice Award for Best Drug Discovery Product".
Patent pending Cytation 3 combines automated digital fluorescence microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection to provide both rich phenotypic and well-based quantitative analyses in a streamlined and upgradable workflow. This unique, parallel data acquisition platform is ideal for biochemical assays and is especially suited for live cell assays where temperature control, variable shaking and available gas control support an ideal environment for growing, imaging, counting and analyzing cells in microplates and other sample vessels.
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 Drug Discovery Product of the Year – Scientists' Choice Award.