BioTek_Cytation3 2 300The Edison Electric Institute has honored the Cytation 3 cell imaging multi-mode reader from BioTek, Winooski, Vt,  with a silver Edison Award for outstanding innovation in the category of lab diagnostics, science/medical. The reader combines automated digital fluorescence microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection to provide phenotypic and quantitative analyses in a streamlined and upgradable workflow. This parallel data acquisition platform is suited for biochemical assays and live cell assays where temperature control, variable shaking, and available gas control support an environment for growing, imaging, counting, and analyzing cells in microplates and other sample vessels. The Cytation 3 offers 40x and 60x objectives for applications requiring increased magnification and is compatible with 35 mm, 60 mm, and 100 mm Petri dishes. Gen5 data analysis software offers broad image analysis capability with options for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance or in vitro diagnostics use. For more information, visit BioTek.