Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Did you know that BMG LABTECH is a Diamond Sponsor of the first annual Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2012 in San Diego, CA?

Stop by booth #921 to see The Microplate Reader Company and to see what is new with microplate reader technology. Amongst the things to see are: the PHERAstar FS, the gold-standard for HTS instruments; the SPECTROstar Nano, the only 1536 absorbance reader that can capture a full UV-Vis spectrum in less than a second per well; and the new Atmospheric Control Unit with dual independent gas intake valves, making the FLUOstar Omega the ultimate cell-based microplate reader.

BMG LABTECH will be presenting two tutorials at the SLAS2012:

Automated Platform tailored for HTS in nanoliter volumes- The Ability to Go Smaller
Date: Tuesday, February 7th
Time: 8:00 am – 8:50 am
Room: 11A
With Labcyte, Inc    

As 1536-well plates were introduced to high throughput screening (HTS), adoption was not immediate. Now instruments with 1536-well capability are a mandatory consideration for most HTS workflows. Will the pattern stay true for screening in 3456-well formats? In this tutorial, BMG LABTECH and Labcyte present a new platform incorporating next generation instrumentation and software for nanoliter-scale HTS. See how this fully automated nanoHTS platform can screen more compounds faster while lowering your average screening costs.
New Tools for Discovering Low Affinity Inhibitors of the Inositol Phosphate (IP) Signaling Pathway
Date: Tuesday, February 7th
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Room: 11A

Analysis of high-throughput screening data has shown two trends, classic HTS platforms have not delivered the number of expected drug leads as once thought and the more promising lead compounds have low molecular weights (<500 Da). Since classic HTS platforms are performed at low volumes and low concentrations, are the more marketable lower affinity drug targets being missed with older, less sensitive platforms? In this tutorial learn how when using the IP-One HTRF® assay from Cisbio, lower affinity hits were found on the next generation PHERAstar FS microplate reader but were completely missed on a leading CCD based reader. Being more than twice as fast and having far superior assay quality parameters (Z prime, delta F% and assay window), the PHERAstar FS represents a new choice for finding low affinity compounds in this and other HTS screening paradigms.

Join BMG LABTECH at one of their tutorials, posters or booth to see the future of microplate reader technology today.

For more information and to register for the tutorials visit: http://www.bmglabtech.com/sbs/.

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