BioTek Newsletter - July

logo-biotek-agilent.pngHello and welcome to our first BioTek Newsletter! With so much information flooding our inboxes we thought we could make life a little easier by collating the latest information and newsworthy items into a single location.

Here you'll find what's new, meet our BioTek scientist and find a collection of applications, videos and highlights from around Australia & New Zealand.

As this is our first newsletter please feel free to send in your thoughts, comments and suggestions so we can tailor our newsfeed to suit your interests.

Happy reading!

What's New?

LogPhase 600

logphase-photo.pngThe LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader captures and measures microbial growth curves in up to four 96-well microplates at a time. It features robust shaking and consistent temperature control for optimal bacteria and yeast cell growth. The LogPhase software App provides a simple, yet powerful, user experience.

As the only 4-plate microplate reader on the market, the LogPhase 600 is an essential instrument for many microbial growth assays including:

  • Yeast growth assays
  • Bacterial growth assays
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Algal research
  • Biofuels research
  • Food and beverage testing

Find out more!

Cytation 7

cytation7_open_left-neutral-crop.jpgCytation™ 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader combines automated digital upright and inverted widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode microplate reading in a unique, patented design. The inverted microscopy module provides sample visualisation from 1.25x to 60x magnification in fluorescence, brightfield and color brightfield for a broad range of applications. Cytation 7 includes continually variable bandpass monochromators for versatility and performance for general multi-mode plate reader applications.

Find out more!

Customer Spotlight

Expanding Research Power and Flexibility within Australia's Biomedical Research Community (VCFG)

kaylene-simpson_20160518.jpgOne of our longest standing relationships is with the Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics (VCFG) housed at the VCCC in Parkville, Melbourne. Building a strong partnership for more than 10 years to help establish this facility has been a highlight for us here at Millennium Science and we are very proud that BioTek have chosen Assoc. Prof Kaylene Simpson as their latest Customer Spotlight. Can't wait to see what this group does next!

Read the full article here

Customer Installs

aq-2020-300x111.pngAsureQuality is a commercial company 100% owned by the New Zealand Government. They are a world-class provider of food safety and biosecurity services to the food and primary production sectors.

final-customer-install-2.jpgTheir customers rely on them to detect, control and eradicate unwanted pests and diseases. The Wellington Laboratory which houses the BioTek instrumentation is a MPI Recognised Laboratory (Export Testing) responsible for serology testing for animal diseases such as IBR (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis), BVD & EBL (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea and Enzootic Bovine Leukosis), Johnes Disease (deer and cattle) and CAE testing for goat herds (Caprine Encephalitis and Arthritis)



Back in February we installed another 3 instruments at the Wellington site bringing their BioTek family to 8 washers (a combination of ELx405's, ELx50 and the new 50TS models) and 7 plate readers (Epoch, Epoch2 & ELx808)

Meet Beata

beata.jpgHi There :)

I've been working for Millennium Science for over 10 years as a Field Applications Scientist, and I've been lucky to look after so many cool technologies, and one of my favourites has indeed been BioTek, which I have been supporting for about 4 years now.  Prior to joining Millennium, I worked as a Post Doc for about 5 years, predominantly researching inflammation induced insulin resistance, and before that I did my PhD mapping genes resistant to blight in grasspea.

When I'm not doing the science thing, I tend to my olive grove in regional Victoria, where we produce some gorgeous EVOO.  I'm a big fan of music, most kinds, but especially the rock/alternative/grunge variety… yep, finding it hard moving past the 90s scene sometimes. And I love Lego!!

I really enjoy working as an FAS, meeting so many talented scientists and being able to provide them with some support through the agencies that we represent, to enable them to move forward in their remarkable work.  Thank you for that opportunity!!


Since we have all been in lockdown companies have switched to offering as much as they can online. BioTek jumped on board and offered some great webinars and the one below was a particular highlight!

Techniques for Improving Cell Culture Quality Control and Assay Optimisation

Presented by: James Davis

Watch Recording


Sometimes an hour long webinar or a publication is just too much to digest. These short videos are perfect while you enjoy your morning cuppa :)

LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader: 4-Plate Microplate Absorbance Reader for Measuring Microbial Growth

Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Plate Readers: Ready for Any Assay

Biocompare Bench Tip - 3D Cell Culture




Watch Video

Watch Video

Watch Video

Imaging Perspectives

Submit Your Images Today!

untitled-13.jpgAre you currently using a BioTek Lionheart or Cytation? Show off your spectacular images and enter our Imaging Perspectives 2020 Contest! You could win one of three cash prizes (1st place = $1,000, 2nd place = of $500, 3rd place = $250) as well as the chance for your image to be featured in BioTek's 2021 wall calendar.

Entries must be received no later than July 31st, 2020.

Submit your images here!

Current Promotions

Purchase a BioTek Synergy or Cytation Reader for use with Agilent MitoXpress of ph-Xtra Assays and Receive a FREE Filter Cube!

filter_cube_8040501_synh1_500x270.pngCombining MitoXpress and pH-Xtra reagents with BioTek plate readers provides sensitive detection methods, including advanced lifetime ( μs ) time-resolved fluorescence (TRF), for getting the most meaningful data out of your cell metabolism assays.

Contact us today to take advantage of this limited time offer and save!

Terms and Conditions: Promotion ends on the 30th September, 2020. Offer is valid on new Synergy H1, Synergy Neo2 and Cytation 1/5 instrument orders placed during the promotional period only. The free cube offer is in addition to the user-selected sube that is already included with the noted instruments. Cube or cube set must be included on the same order as the instrument. This promotion can not be used in conjunction with any other special offer or quote. GST and shipping/handling fees are not included.

Purchase a BioTek BioSpa Live Cell Analysis System and Receive Free Environmental Control!

BioTek's BioSpa Live Cell Analysis System automates many applications in multiple plates for continuous live cell imaging and analysis. The core BioSpa System includes Biospa 8 Automated Incubator and Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader - together, they automate kinetic live cell workflows in multiple plates for hours, days or weeks. The system provides temperature, gas and humidity control for up to 8 microplates for short and long term assays.

Benefits of BioSpa Live Cell Analysis System:

  • Amazing imaging application versatility on a single platform
  • 1.25x to 60x magnification captures the level of detail you need, from whole well montage to intracellular detail
  • Integrated temperature and CO2/O2 control, plus humidity monitoring
  • Z-stacking and z-projection, plus z-stacked montage are more powerful capture and processing tools to get vital information from 3D biology

Contact us today to receive your free environmental control!

Terms and Conditions: Promotion ends on the 28th February, 2021. Offer valid on new BioSpa Live Cell Analysis System orders placed during the promotional period. Both BioSpa and Cytation must be on the same order. This promotion can not be used in conjunction with any other special offer or quote. GST and shipping/handling fees are not included.

Buy a MultiFlo FX, Get a Free AMX Module!

landing_page_promo_multiflofx_amx_module_1000x390.jpgBioTek's MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser is a versatile tool for liquid handling workflows. MutliFlo FX automates fast dispensing and washing, gentle addition and removal of media, and dispensing into individual wells. The patent-pending AMX Automated Media Exchange module gently automates critical steps in spheroid and non-adherent cell-based assays, protecting 2D and 3D cell structures and suspension cells - all in one compact platform.

Benefits of BioSpa Live Cell Analysis System:

  • Multi-mode dispensing replaces up to four dispensers and a washer
  • Parallel Dispense technology: Peristaltic or syringe dispensing of up to four reagents with no crosscontamination
  • Cell-friendly angled dispense and wash tubes, adjustable flow rates using lidded plates
  • BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator compatible for live and fixed cell assay automation

Contact us today to get your free AMX Module!

Terms and Conditions: Promotion ends on the 28th February, 2021. Offer valid on new MultiFlo FX instrument orders placed during the promotional period only. This promotion can not be used in conjunction with any other special offer or quote. GST and shipping/handling fees are not included

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