BMG LABTECH News

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  14.08.2017

New gas ramping function enables world’s first in vitro reproduction of ischaemia/reperfusion conditions in a microplate reader

BMG LABTECH developed a new gas ramping function that can fully manipulate the environment within a microplate reader, by mimicking in vitro hypoxia and ischaemia/reperfusion. Equipped with this unique feature, the CLARIOstar® with Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) is the first plate reader that is able to rapidly return to physiological gas conditions upon active modification of oxygen (02) and carbon dioxide (CO2) tensions within the reader, reproducing disease-specific settings in live cell-based assays. The use of conditions that resemble as close as possible physiological or pathological conditions results in more reliable in vitro data that better translate to in vivo situations

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  02.08.2017

Accurate DNA quantification for Next Generation Sequencing with BMG LABTECH's plate readers

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has become a powerful tool to investigate genetic changes that lead to cancer or diseases. DNA quantification is essential for NGS, where precise amounts of DNA are required. With its highly sensitive microplate readers, BMG LABTECH helps to accurately quantify DNA and ensure the required precision. The versatile multi-mode microplate readers are equipped with an ultrafast UV/vis spectrometer for fast quality and quantity determinations as well as unique technologies for high throughput fluorescence DNA quantification.

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  09.05.2017

MetaCell-TM consortium introduces EU-funded project to develop cell-based assay platform at EMBL Symposium in Heidelberg

The European technology SME’s BMG LABTECH GmbH, Luxcel Biosciences und Axiogenesis AG will exhibit at the EMBL Symposium: Metabolism in Time and Space in Heidelberg, Germany May 11-13, 2017.

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  02.05.2017

German-engineered microplate readers are built to endure for decades
A story of sustainable and reliable products and personal customer support

From the outset BMG LABTECH’s mission was to develop microplate readers guaranteed to provide optimum performance for years. BMG LABTECH has continued this philosophy while continuing to remain at the forefront of microplate reading. Some of BMG LABTECH’s very first products are still in use across the globe. Read how Analytik Jena AG, Imperial College London, The School of Clinical Dentistry (University of Sheffield) and The University of Leicester are still using some of the very first BMG LABTECH microplate readers.

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  15.02.2017


BMG LABTECH, Luxcel Biosciences and Axiogenesis secure €2.5m European investment to develop and launch cell metabolism analysis platform MetaCell-TM

Three European technology SME’s, Luxcel Biosciences Ltd, Axiogenesis AG and BMG LABTECH GmbH, together with two internationally recognised research institutions, Oxford University and Imperial College London, have been awarded €2.5m funding from the European commission under the H2020 Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot, to develop and launch a cell metabolism analysis platform that is predicted to be part of routine in vitro cell biology and drug development.

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  07.02.2017


BMG LABTECH’s UK subsidiary celebrates 21 years of customer service excellence

BMG LABTECH’s UK subsidiary has achieved more than two decades of innovation and steady growth. The subsidiary was established in 1996 and 2017 sees its 21st anniversary. It was founded to offer excellent sales and service for BMG LABTECH’s wide range of dedicated and multi-mode microplate readers for life sciences applications and high throughput screening purposes. Throughout 2017 there will be various events and promotions for the customers as BMG LABTECH Ltd celebrates 21 years of customer service excellence in the UK.

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  19.01.2017


BMG LABTECH announces Genedata Screener® integration
One single analysis platform to streamline workflows, reduce costs, and benefit scientific projects

BMG LABTECH collaborates with Genedata to provide a functionally rich integration between BMG LABTCH’s entire product range of dedicated and multi-mode microplate readers and Genedata Screener®, a data analysis and management platform for in-vitro screening technologies.

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  12.01.2017


The performance users trust in a new colour
BMG LABTECH unveils new visual brand identity and showcases the streamlined readers at SLAS 2017

BMG LABTECH’s visual appearance is heading into a new direction. The microplate reader company launched a new corporate colour identity that will be rolled out across all products as well as external and internal communication channels in the coming weeks.

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  20.12.2016


BMG LABTECH exhibits at the Festival  of Genomics in London

The Festival of Genomics London brings together academia, biopharma and healthcare to explore the power of the genome in driving R&D and the diagnosis and treatment of disease into the future. Stop by booth #29 to see the CLARIOstar®, the microplate reader that provides advanced flexibility and sensitivity for drug discovery, genomics, cancer studies and synthetic biology.

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  22.11.2016


Grand prize and medals for our supported iGEM teams

BMG LABTECH recently supported four iGEM teams with a microplate reader to fuel their participation at the annual iGEM competition. After the Giant Jamboree in Boston, the company is happy to congratulate the teams on their fantastic achievements.

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  29.08.2016


BMG LABTECH invests 4.5 million Euro in headquarters site expansion

BMG LABTECH has recorded a rapid increase in revenue over the past years. A new company building provides the additional capacity required for the company's anticipated business growth over the longer term.

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  22.08.2015


BMG LABTECH supports four iGEM teams to fund undergraduate research competition

BMG LABTECH recently supported four iGEM teams with a microplate reader to fuel their participation at the annual iGEM competition. The teams will compete at the iGEM Giant Jamboree held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, attended by 300 teams from around the world.

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  19.04.2016


Researchers put the paradigm of endless endpoint assays in biased agonism studies to question

Single reading events of a signaling molecule at a given time should no longer be considered as the only insightful indicator to predict the usefulness of a new drug candidate. In fact, the authors of a new study claim that it is necessary to explore the kinetic context of the binding event instead. So far, it was very hard to run time-based kinetics in Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF) due to the requirements of the assay kits. Researchers now measured binding events in a kinetic over minutes, using BMG LABTECH´s microplate readers and detecting Time-Resolved FRET signals and real-time live cell based biosensors by BRET.

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  20.03.2016


BMG LABTECH presents the new PHERAstar® FSX at Analytica 2016

The international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology opens its doors for the twenty-fifth time. Visitors of the Analytica 2016 will witness the new reference multi-mode HTS reader PHERAstar FSX from May 10-13 at the Munich Trade Fair. Stop by our booth #311, Hall A3 to see the latest evolution in microplate reader instrumentation combining unmatched sensitivity on the market with highest speed and flexibility in plate formats up to 3456 wells.

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  01.01.2016


BMG LABTECH introduces its new product PHERAstar® FSX at SLAS 2016

Visitors at the SLAS in San Diego will witness the international premiere of the new reference multi-mode HTS reader PHERAstar FSX. The latest evolution in microplate reader instrumentation combines the best sensitivity on the market, highest speed and unmatched flexibility in plate formats up to 3456 wells. Visit booth #915 from January 23-27 to see German engineering at its best.

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  16.09.2015

BMG LABTECH supports research group of the Kyoto University in Japan with Science Grant

BMG LABTECH Japan Ltd. and the Japanese company IR MAIL awarded the 2nd IR MAIL Science Grant to Shigenobu Kishino, a member of the Laboratory of Fermentation Physiology and Applied Microbiology of the Kyoto University in Japan. Kishino and his research group are performing High Throughput Screening measurements of oil-producing microorganisms to establish an alternative method of oil extraction. Financial support for this project comes from IR MAIL, while the microplate reader company BMG LABTECH has provided the group with its high-end multimode reader CLARIOstar® for one year.

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  08.09.2015

BMG LABTECH exhibits at Europe’s No. 1 event for Biotechnology and Life Sience

From October 6 to 8 BMG LABTECH showcases its wide range of microplate reader at the Biotechnica in Hannover. Visitors of booth D05 have the possibility to see readers and accessories for use in life science, drug discovery and other research areas.

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  14.08.2015

Latest microplate reader technology at the MipTec in Switzerland

Over 100 Manufacturers from all around the world are presenting their latest products at the upcoming international Life Science fair MipTec in Switzerland. From September 22 to 24 BMG LABTECH showcases its wide range of microplate readers and accessories for use in life science, drug discovery and other research areas.

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  06.08.2015

BMG LABTECH supports another iGEM team providing the group with a microplate reader

BMG LABTECH is providing the team of the University of Exeter, UK with a FLUOstar Omega microplate reader and the relevant application support required for the competition.

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  05.08.2015

BMG LABTECH presents its revolutionary microplate reader technology at the EMBO Meeting in Birmingham

Visitors of the EMBO Meeting from 5th to 8th of July in Birmingham, have the possibility to see the CLARIOstar with new Atmospheric Control Unit and the Gold Standard microplate reader for High-Throughput Screening, the PHERAstar FS. Visit booth # C2.2 to see what BMG LABTECH’s instruments can do for your work in the lab.

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  04.08.2015

BMG LABTECH exhibits at the Thiol-based Redox Switches in Life Science Conference

BMG LABTECH presents its multimode microplate reader CLARIOstar with new Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) at the Conference from 12th to 17th of September in San Feliu de Guixols, Spain. The CLARIOstar has been proven to perform roGFP2-Orp1 measurements successfully, what makes the reader perfect to monitor cellular redox changes. Visit BMG LABTECH’s booth to see what the CLARIOstar can do for your work in the lab.

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  28.07.2015

Revolutionary microplate reader technology at the top of Black Forest

BMG LABTECH showcases its multimode microplate reader at the fantastic venue of the Black Forest Summer School on September, 16th. The meeting takes place among the highest peaks of the Black Forest, around 1,415 meters above sea level. Attendees have the chance to see the CLARIOstar® with new Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU). The ACU is now entirely integrated into the reader control software. Carbon dioxide and oxygen regulation can be easily managed via the intuitive and easy to understand user interface

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  16.07.2015

BMG LABTECH helps student research team with their participation at the international iGEM competition

The research iGEM team of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany presents their newly developed „Microarray Xeroxing“ technique to the Jury in Boston. With this technique, just a few drops of blood are enough to detect many different diseases simultaneously, quickly, and cheaply. The 19 students received financial support for their project from German microplate reader manufacturer BMG LABTECH.

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  13.07.2015

BMG LABTECH donates a defibrillator to the civic center in Ortenberg

With BMG LABTECH’s support the civic center in Ortenberg, Germany has a defibrillator now. BMG LABTECH with headquarters in the industrial area of Ortenberg is pleased to assist the city improving their emergency equipment.

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  18.06.2015

BMG LABTECH reports success from a recent Australian Research Council Linkage Grant

The grant is targeted towards developing new technological approaches enabling academics, biotech and pharmaceutical companies to discover novel treatments for a range of disorders. A major outcome of the grant has been published recently in Nature Methods.

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  28.05.2015

BMG LABTECH presents its revolutionary microplate reader technology at EMBL Symposia

BMG LABTECH showcases its multimode microplate reader CLARIOstar® with unique LVF Monochromator™ technology and new Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU). Visit booth #1 at EMBL Heidelberg from 14th to 17th of June.

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  04.05.2015

Advanced monitoring and display of cell-based applications in microplate readers

BMG LABTECH’s Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) is now entirely integrated into the reader control software. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) regulation can be easily managed via the intuitive and easy to understand user interface. Measurement results and gas concentrations curves are displayed together over the time.

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  29.04.2015

BMG LABTECH donates 10 000 Euro to the victims of Nepal earthquake

The international department of Caritas Germany provides a 100 000 Euro emergency aid to help the victims as fast as possible. BMG LABTECH wants to help too and donated 10 000 Euro to the organization. 


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  25.03.2015

BMG LABTECH presents its revolutionary microplate reader technology in Switzerland

BMG LABTECH showcases its multimode microplate reader CLARIOstar® at the GLISTEN meeting from 1st-2nd of April in Allschwil. In addition visitors of the Labotec from 6th- 7th of May in Lausanne, have the possibility to see the CLARIOstar® with new Atmospheric Control Unit and the Gold Standard microplate reader for High-Throughput Screening, the PHERAstar FS. Visit booth #D12 to see what BMG LABTECH’s instruments can do for your work in the lab.

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  27.01.2015

BMG LABTECH - the Microplate Reader Company - celebrates 25 successful years

Since its establishment in 1990, BMG LABTECH has become a world leader in microplate reading due to continuous development of innovative and unique technologies. A quarter of a century in the industry attests the precision, speed and reliability of BMG LABTECH’s products.

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