BioTek Adds “OnDemand” mode to BioSpa Software, Increasing Lab Productivity

December 18, 2017

BioTek released the second edition of its BioSpa Software. BioSpa Software controls all aspects of the BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator which links BioTek readers or imagers together with washers and dispensers for full workflow automation of up to 8 microplates.

The BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator offers real time control and continuous monitoring of temperature, CO2/O2 and humidity levels along with lid handling and convenient run notifications ensure walkway confidence while maintaining an ideal environment for cell cultures during all experimental stages.  BioSpa 8 automates assay workflows by repeated manipulation and storage of microplates containing live cells or temperature sensitive reagents. 

This new release of BioSpa software is designed to provide maximum functionality for multiple users on the system, especially for imaging- or detection-only workflows. BioSpa software now offers two modes, each optimized for particular workflows. Session mode is ideal for imaging, detection and liquid handling operations with multiple steps. The new OnDemand mode offers a simplified, yet powerful interface for kinetic imaging or detection workflows.  OnDemand mode allows users to add or remove labware at any time, without interrupting operations in process. Also, multiple users can be defined in the system and each user can visually track their own experiment’s progress on the dynamic timeline, and notifications can be emailed or texted to alleviate the need for constant monitoring.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation. Our comprehensive product line includes cell imaging systems, microplate readers, washers, dispensers, automated incubators, stackers and pipetting systems. These products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a "Think Possible" approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations.

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Chere Griffin
Expression Marcom, LLC