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Invitrogen, BioTek Collaborate on Tech Validation Program

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Invitrogen and BioTek Instruments are collaborating to validate the compatibility of their technologies, and they plan to continue to develop and promote joint applications for the drug discovery market, the microplate and software maker BioTek said today.
Under the collaboration, the companies have validated the compatibility of Invitrogen’s reagents and other technologies with BioTek’s microplate detection tools. So far, the companies have validated five Invitrogen drug discovery products with BioTex’s 4 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader including: the GeneBlazer; LanthaScreen, Adapta Universal Kinase Assay; the Z-Lyte; and the Omnia.
Invitrogen also has certified BioTek’s Synergy 2 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers for use with its LanthaScreen kinase and nuclear hormone receptor technology.
“Through this partnership, drug discovery researchers will be able to obtain integrated instrumentation and reagent solutions, thereby removing the frustration of discovering that the biological assay system they have chosen is not compatible with the instrumentation,” John Printen, director of Invitrogen’s cell signaling business segment, said in a statement.

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