BioTek, Winooski, Vt, has been granted US patent 9,557,217 for imaging and microplate reading using a single instrument. The intellectual property protected by the patent is used in BioTek’s line of Cytation cell imaging multimode readers. Cytation offers brightfield, color brightfield, fluorescence, and phase contrast imaging up to 60x, and multimode detection optics that include absorbance, fluorescence intensity, luminescence, and such advanced measurements as fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence, and AlphaScreen. Cytation systems are suited to live cell assays, with incubation to 65°C, shaking, plus available CO2/O2 control. Gen5 microplate reader and imager software controls all imaging and multimode instrument operations, and provides quantitative and qualitative image and data analysis for a wide range of applications, including cell migration, DNA/RNA quantification, label-free cell counting, phenotypic analysis, or reactive oxygen species assays. For more information, visit BioTek.