BioTek Videos


Below is a collection of videos found throughout our site. These videos can also be found on BioTek's YouTube channel. Additional application videos utilizing our instrumentation can be found on Jove.

Software Apps Field Application Scientists

Product Videos

Automated Cell Imagers

Scratch Assay Kit

Scratch Assay Starter Kit for Wound Healing and Cell Migration Assays
BioTek’s Scratch Assay Starter Kit includes everything a researcher needs to implement automated, kinetic cell migration and scratch wound assays when used in conjunction with a BioTek Lionheart Automated Microscope or Cytation™ Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader.  (December 2019)


Lionheart Automated Microscopes

Experience a Better Perspective with Lionheart Automated Microscopes
With Lionheart Automated Microscopes and Gen5 Software, it’s easier than ever to capture high quality images and run powerful analysis.  (November 2017)

Lionheart 自動化細胞影像系統帶您體驗更好的視野 (Traditional Chinese Version)

Cytation 1

Automated Cell Counting with BioTek Imagers
Label-free and fluorescence cell counting is fast and easy with BioTek's Cytation and Lionheart Imagers, and Gen5 Software. (October 2017)

Lionheart FX

Live Cell Imaging and Analysis with Lionheart FX
Learn how the Lionheart FX Automated Microscope's integrated design and environmental controls make it ideally suited for short and long-term kinetic live cell applications. (January 2017)

High Magnification Oil Immersion Imaging in Lionheart FX

High Magnification Oil Immersion Imaging in Lionheart FX
Learn more about air and oil immersion imaging with BioTek’s Lionheart FX Automated Microscope and Gen5 Software. (January 2017)


Lionheart FX and Gen5 Software: 15 Minute Setup

Lionheart FX and Gen5 Software: 15 Minute Setup
See how easy it is to get setup with the Lionheart FX Automated Microscope and Gen5 Software. (January 2017)


Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers

Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Plate Readers

Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Plate Readers: Ready for Any Assay
BioTek’s Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers are the most advanced microplate readers on the market, delivering performance, versatility and reliability in a unique, patented design. Cytation combines automated digital upright and inverted widefield microscopy with multi-mode detection to capture both quantitative data and phenotypic information on a single platform. (January 2020)

Agilent Seahorse XF Imaging Normalization System

Agilent Seahorse XF Imaging and Normalization System
Agilent’s Seahorse XF Analyzers are now integrated with BioTek’s Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers, providing a seamless, cell count based XF data normalization solution. (August 2019)

Agilent Seahorse XF Imaging and Normalization System (Chinese Version)

Agilent Seahorse XF Imaging and Normalization System (Korean Version)

Cytation 1

Automated Digital Quantitative Microscopy with Multi-Mode Microplate Detection
Combining quantitative microscopy and multi-mode detection into one compact unit, Cytation 1 is an affordable solution for a wide range of live and fixed cell, and traditional biochemical applications. (June 2017)

405 Touch Creating Custom Protocol

Biocompare Bench Tip - 3D Cell Culture
Here we describe how to create a custom protocol incorporating optimized parameters for best performance with specific assay workflows. (May 2015)


Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

Synergy LX

Synergy LX Multi-Mode Microplate Reader
Our new Synergy LX Multi-Mode Reader “checks all the boxes” on your requirements list. (May 2018)

Synergy LX 多功能微量盤檢測儀 (Traditional Chinese Version)

Synergy Neo2

Synergy Neo2
BioTek's Synergy Neo2 is the most advanced high-performance, high-speed plate reader on the market today. (June 2015)
Leitora Multidetecção Synergy Neo2 (Portuguese Version)
Lector Multi-Modal Synergy Neo2 (Spanish Version)

Synergy HTX

Synergy HTX
Synergy™ HTX Multi-Mode Microplate Reader is a compact, affordable system for 6- to 384-well microplates and Take3 Micro-Volume Plates. (July 2014)

Leitora Multidetecção Synergy HTX (Portuguese Version)
Lector Multi-Modal de Microplacas Synergy HTX (Spanish Version)

Synergy H1

The Versatility of Synergy H1
Synergy H1 is a flexible monochromator-based multi-mode microplate reader that can be turned into a high-performance patented Hybrid system with the addition of a filter-based optical module. (September 2010)

The Versatility of Synergy H1 全面多样的 (Chinese Version)
A Versatilidade do Synergy H1 (Portuguese Version)
La versatilidad del Synergy H1 (Spanish Version)

Microplate Readers


Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer
Epoch 2, BioTek’s compact UV-Vis microplate spectrophotometer, offers excellent performance for life science researchers. (April 2019)


800 TS Absorbance Reader
The 800 TS Absorbance Reader from BioTek brings high performance absorbance microplate reading to your laboratory at an affordable price. (July 2017)

800 TS 微量盤酵素免疫分析儀 (Traditional Chinese Version)


Using the Epoch & Take3 Plate
This product demo describes the use of BioTek's Take3 plate and the Epoch microplate spectrophotometer to simultaneously read sixteen 2 µL samples. (June 2014)

Using the Epoch & Take3 Plate (Traditional Chinese Version)
Utilização do Epoch com Placa Take3 (Portuguese Version)
Usando el Epoch & la Placa Take3 (Spanish Version)


"The Lab" - Episode 1, featuring the Epoch System
Tensions run high in this busy ... and a little bit quirky... lab, but a visit from the BioTek rep brings excitement and efficiency to the workload! (March 2010)

Multi-Mode Washer Dispensers

MultiFlo FX

Automated Gentle Media Exchange of Suspension Cells using the AMX™ module for the MultiFlo™ FX
In this video we demonstrate the ability of the Automated Media Exchange (AMX™) module, available on the MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser, to perform automated gentle media exchange of suspension cells like non-adherent T cells, as well as 3D spheroids. Importantly, the AMX™ module is able to exchange media with no discernible displacement of the biology, as well as protect the directed activation of T cells against tumoroids. (December 2019)


MultiFlo FX

MultiFlo™ FX - AMX™ for Gentle Automated Media exchange
The AMX Module for MultiFlo FX enables gentle automated media exchange to protect and encourage proliferation of spheroids, tumoroids and other 3D cell structures, 2D and suspension cells in microplate-based assays. (November 2018)

MultiFlo FX with RAD

MultiFlo™ FX - RAD™ Mapped Dispensing
The RAD single channel dispense module for MultiFlo FX enables rapid, custom-mapped dispensing to individual microplate wells, facilitating many applications, including nucleic acid and protein concentration normalization. (November 2018)

MultiFlo FX

MultiFlo FX Microplate Dispenser
MultiFlo FX is an automated multi-mode reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well microplates, offering Parallel Dispense technology. (August 2018)

MultiFlo FX 多功能微量盤分注器 (Traditional Chinese Version)
Dispensador de Microplacas MultiFlo da BioTek (Portuguese Version)
Dispensador para Microplacas MultiFlo FX (Spanish Version)


EL406 Washer Dispenser
BioTek's EL406 automates the entire cell preparation process. (March 2015)

The Switch

The Switch to MultiFlo FX
See how switching to the MultiFlo FX dispenser from BioTek can streamline your workflow and improve efficiency.  (November 2014)

Semi-Automated ELISA

Semi-Automated ELISA Liquid Handling with EL406
This video depicts the liquid handling process steps of a typical ELISA carried out using EL406 Combination Microplate Washer Dispenser from BioTek Instruments. (March 2009)

EL406 Peristaltic Pump

EL406 Peristaltic Pump Reagent Dispense
This video depicts the dispensing of reagent by an EL406 Combination Microplate Washer Dispenser. (March 2009)

Microplate Washers

50 TS

50 TS Microplate Washer
The 50 TS Microplate Washer from BioTek brings high quality automated microplate washing to your laboratory at an affordable price. (July 2017)

50 TS 微量盤清洗儀 (Traditional Chinese Version)


Introducing the 405 Touch
The 405 Touch Microplate Washer features BioTek's patented Verify technology, which runs an automated QC check for manifold tube blockage, and visually reports any failed wells. (February 2013)

Apresentamos a nova 405 Touch (Portuguese Version)

Product Tutorial:405 Touch Touchscreen Introduction

Product Tutorial: 405 Touch Touchscreen Introduction
Here we provide an overview of the new 405 Touch Washer's touchscreen user interface. (March 2012)

405 TS Basic Operation

Product Tutorial: 405 Touch Basic Operation
Here we provide an overview of the new 405 Touch Washer including priming the fluid path, washing a plate and sonicating the manifold. (March 2012)

405 Touch Creating Custom Protocol

Product Tutorial: 405 Touch Creating Custom Protocol
Here we describe how to create a custom protocol incorporating optimized parameters for best performance with specific assay workflows. (March 2012)





BioSpa 8: The Story
We understand that running long-term cell-based assays requires careful planning and long hours. We also understand the frustration and expense of assay failures. See how BioSpa 8 automates incubated assay workflows and gives you the cell-confidence to walk away (October 2017).

BioSpa 8自動化培養箱 (Traditional Chinese Version)

BioSpa 8: La Historia (Spanish Version)


BioStack Automation
BioStack is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek's washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. (December 2013)


Software Apps

How to Perform Protein and DNA Assays with BioTek's Quantitative Assay Apps

How to Perform Protein and DNA Assays with BioTek's Quantitative Assay Apps
This How-To video tutorial takes users through the basic steps to get up and running with BioTek's Quantitative Assay Apps. The Quantitative Assay Apps are software applications with visual step-by-step, assay-specific tools that simplify and automate protein and DNA concentration assay workflows on BioTek's Multi-Mode and Absorbance Microplate Readers. Sample plate layout, data acquisition, curve fit generation, results calculations including normalization and target volume values are quickly defined and customizable for your needs. Data export and reporting is fast and easy. Although there are four different Quantitative Assay Apps (BCA, Bradford, Lowry, and Fluorescence DNA) the processes covered in this video are the same for all of them. (October2019)

How To Setup Microplates for Protein and DNA Quantitative Assays

How To Setup Microplates for Protein and DNA Quantitative Assays
This tutorial demonstrates a quick and easy technique for setting up microplates for BCA, Bradford, Lowry and Fluorescence DNA assays. It is fast to pipette, takes full advantage of the dynamic range of these assays, and works seamlessly with the BioTek's Quantitative Assay Apps. This method will help get the read step quickly, especially for those who have traditionally used a cuvette-based measurement or have relied on 1.5mL tubes for setting up samples. (October 2019)


How-To Video: Scratch Assay App
This How-To Video provides a quick overview on setting up and running BioTek’s Scratch Assay application. The app is designed to analyze plates that have been processed using BioTek’s Autoscratch wound making tool to monitor cell migration over time and generate quantitative data characterizing the wound healing process (June 2019).


How to Optimize Cell Migration Scratch Assays with Effective Post-scratch Microplate Washing
This is a tutorial video about optimizing your microplate-based scratch migration assays by effectively washing samples after scratches have been formed. Post-scratch washing is an important step in the wound healing assay protocol, whether you are generating your scratches manually, or using the fully automated BioTek AutoScratch Wound Making Tool to efficiently create uniform scratches in either 24- or 96-well microplates.(December 2019).

Field Application Scientists

Diane Kambach, Ph.D. Field Applications Scientist

Diane Kambach, Ph.D.
Team Leader of BioTek's U. S. Field Applications Scientists (FAS)                                                      Diane is passionate about problem solving and designing experiments.  She loves helping customers with assays that traditionally required intensely manual processing such as colony counting, scratch assays and comet assays.

Katie Zlotkowski, Ph.D.

Katie Zlotkowski, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
Katie's goal is to use her expertise to help you achieve your research goals with BioTek instruments and software. Cytation and Lionheart imagers are often used for color brightfield imaging and analysis applications such as H&E staining for histology, crystal violet in colony formation assays and trypan blue for cell viability.

Thomas J. Lampert, Ph.D. M.B.A.

Thomas J. Lampert, Ph.D. M.B.A.
Field Applications Scientist
Tom's background in signal transduction and cellular motility allows him to help customers achieve their research goals.  Hear how he helped develop an invasion assay for a lab’s new Lionheart Automated Microscope.

Brad Larson

Brad Larson
Field Applications Scientist
Brad worked for 10 years in BioTek’s in-house lab.  He now assists customers in the field, providing scientific consultation to help customers achieve their research goals. Hear how he helped a researcher find an easy-to-use high throughput process to count bacteria in suspension in the bottom of a microplate using BioTek’s Lionheart FX.

Divya Galani, MSc.Divya Galani, MSc.

Divya Galani, MSc.
Field Applications Scientist
Divya is a BioTek Field Applications Scientist in the Middle East. Hear how she helped her customer in Jordan optimize their assay to their new multi-mode reader.

Sarah Guadiana, Ph.D.

Sarah Guadiana, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
Hear how her background in neuroscience helped a microscopy core facility using BioTek’s Cytation 5 with their neurite outgrowth and phenotypic assay. 

Matt Daddysman, Ph.D.

Matt Daddysman, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
Matt's scientific background is in cellular biophysics and he’s specifically interested in rapid cellular processes like calcium response kinetics.


Tradeshow Highlights

Xavier A. at SLAS 2018

From Media Exchange to Image Acquisition: Optimize Your Entire In Vitro Workflow
Chris Laucius, Ph.D., Imaging and Microscopy Specialist, BioTek , explains how the plate washers and imagers from BioTek Instruments can help with every step of your workflow: from gentle media exchange, sample prep, image acquisition all the way to data analysis. (November 2018)

Xavier A. at SLAS 2018

Introducing Cytation 1: A Dual Microplate Analysis and Automated Imaging System
Xavier Amouretti, head of product management, Biotek, describes the Cytation 1, a third generation microplate detection and imaging platform. This innovative system enables cellular assay multiplexing and high-resolution imaging of cells in real time. (March 2018)

Pete Brescia SFN 2017

BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator: Automating Live Cell Imaging Workflows at SFN 2017
BioTek describes the BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator, integrated with Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader to automate live cell imaging workflows. BioSpa’s new OnDemand software feature enables maximum productivity for multiple users on the system. (November 2017)

Xavier ISSCR2017

Lionheart FX: Typical Applications at ISSCR 2017
An introduction to the Lionheart FX and its typical applications.  (June 2017)

Brad AACR2017

Monitoring and inhibiting signal transduction in 2D and 3D cell cultures
BioTek describes how their MultiFlo FX and Cytation 5 were used to compare signal transduction assay results conducted in both a traditional “plated cell” or 2-D format and a 3-D collagen-based scaffold. (February 2017)

Pete SLAS2017

LabTube Meets Peter Brescia at SLAS 2017
BioTek's Peter Brescia introduces High Contrast Brightfield Kit available for Imaging Instruments. (February 2017)

SLAS 2017

Cytation 5 with Augmented Microscopy™ at SLAS 2017
How Combining Digital Microscopy and Conventional Microplate Reading Can Help You Answer Complex Biological Questions. (February 2017)

ASCB 2016

Augmented Microscopy™ at ASCB with BioTek’s Lionheart FX Automated Microscope 2017
Lionheart™ FX Automated Microscope with Augmented Microscopy™ is an all inclusive microscopy system which provides automated image capture, processing and analysis – along with real-time annotation and built-in time lapse movie making for publication-ready images and data. (December 2017)

BioTek at EB 2016

Lionheart FX Automated Microscope Imager Debuts at Experimental Biology 2016
Lionheart™ FX Automated Microscope Imager enables superior digital microscopy with high resolution images up to 100x. (April 2016)

SLAS 2016

Combining 3D Cell Culture Assays with Live Imaging LIVE at SLAS 2016
Principal scientist, Brad Larson from BioTek, discusses how combination of the Cytation 5 plate reader with Corning’s spheroid microplate range is ideal for 3D cell culture assay and imaging. (January 2016)

Biotechnica 2015

Improve Your Cell Imaging with a Fully Automated, Versatile Inverted Microscope
Dr Arne Giebeler, Sales Support Specialist at BioTek Instruments Inc., describes how the compact Lionheart™ FX has enhanced environmental and focusing controls to facilitate multiple cell imaging applications. (January 2016)

Live Cell Assay Automation from BioTek

Live Cell Assay Automation from BioTek LIVE at SLAS 2016
Optimize live cell assay automation with BioTek’s Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader and BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator. (January 2016)

Biotechnica 2015

BioTek Introduces Synergy Neo2 at Biotechnica 2015
An introduction to Synergy Neo2 Multi-Mode Reader by Dr. Joel Mailliet, Product Specialist. (October 2015)

Cytation 5 at SLAS 2015

Cytation 5 LIVE at SLAS 2015
An introduction to Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader by Xavier Amouretti, Manager, Product Management. (February 2015)

Cytation 5 LIVE

BioTek Introduces Cytation 5 LIVE at SLAS 2015
An introduction to Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader by Caleb Foster, Product Manager. (February 2015)

Neo2 at Biotechnica 2015

BioTek Introduces Synergy Neo2 at Biotechnica 2015
An introduction to Synergy Neo2 Multi-Mode Reader by Dr. Ruth Steiss, Operations. (October 2015)

Customer Testimonials

Patrick Gunner

Small Molecule STAT Inhibitors as New Cancer Treatments with BioTek’s Cytation
In this video, Professor Patrick Gunning discusses his work developing small molecule inhibitors for STAT proteins, with the aim of developing new cancer treatments. STAT-3 is found to be hyperactive in over 70% of human cancer, leading to uncontrolled cell growth, whilst STAT-5 has recently been identified as a target in haematological oncology.  (September 2017)

Manitoba University

Decreasing Cancer Morbidity Through Colorectal Cancer Research
Kirk McManus discusses his ground breaking colorectal cancer research, which aims to minimize the morbidity rates of cancers. Learn how this research is being carried out using an advanced instrument workflow from BioTek, which has streamlined his team's cancer cell studies to great effect. (December 2016)

More Effective Drug Screening with Cultured 3D Cell Clusters

More Effective Drug Screening with Cultured 3D Cell Clusters
See how Likarda uses Cytation 5 to image spheroids for drug discovery. (November 2015)

Biocontrol of Invertebrate Pests

Biocontrol of Invertebrate Pests Using Natural Agents: Investigating Host-Pathogen Interactions with the BioTek Synergy H1. (June 2015)

About BioTek

Passion and Innovation

BioTek: Passion and Innovation
This video explores BioTek’s unique structure and culture. (October 2018)

Think Possible

Think Possible
When you think of the future, what do you think is possible? At BioTek we're constantly innovating to provide Scientists with state of the art instrumentation to help them in the discovery process... (September 2010)

Think Possible (Japanese Version)
Think Possible (Spanish Version)

Serving our Customers

Serving our Customers
This video explores BioTek's singular focus on microplate instrumentation, and dedication to customer service. Customers cite our service and support, both pre- and post-sale, to be equally as important as the quality and performance of our instrumentation. (March 2009)

Research, Development & Manufacturing Excellence

Research, Development & Manufacturing Excellence
This video explores BioTek's singular focus on microplate instrumentation, and our dedication to better product design, better quality control, and helping our customers Get a Better Reaction. (March 2009)

Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years
BioTek Instruments celebrates 40 Years. (March 2009)

BioTek in the News

Briar Alpert UVM Achivement Award

BioTek President/CEO Briar Alpert Honored with 2018 UVM Alumni Achievement Award (October 2018)

Manitoba brain cancer research giving hope

Manitoba brain cancer research giving hope (October 2017)

BioTek West Expansion

BioTek West Expansion (July 2016)

Vermont company creates new way to analyze cells (May 2016)

Vermont company creates new way to analyze cells
BioTek' s Lionheart FX has been featured on WPTZ News. (May 2016)

Deane C. Davis Award

BioTek Wins Deane C. Davis Award
BioTek Instruments, Inc., is the winner of the 2009 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award. (May 2010)

1000th Galileo Echo

1000th Galileo Echo Celebration
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy visited BioTek Instruments to mark the manufacture and shipment of the 1000th Galileo Echo automated blood testing instrument. (April 2010)

Made in VT

Made in Vermont
BioTek has been featured on WCAX News 'Made in VT'. (April 2010)

Miscellaneous Videos

Intervale Volunteering

BioTek volunteers at the Intervale Conservation Nursery
On June 27th, 2018 a group of BioTekkers volunteered at the Intervale Conservation Nursery in Burlington. Their assignment for the day? Plant trees. Lots of trees…1,836 trees, to be exact!  (June 2018)

Happy Holidays 2017

Happy Holidays 2017
Happy Holidays  from our Family to Yours! (December 2017)

Holiday Mannequin Challenge 2016

Holiday Mannequin Challenge 2016
BioTekkers have some fun as we wish you a very happy holidays! (December 2016)

Happy Hollidays 2014

Happy Holidays 2014
As we Think Possible to the year ahead, We’re grateful for co-workers and partners and friends. Health and happiness and plenty of rest. BioTek wishes you the very best! (December 2014)

WINNER! Epoch Video Contest 2010

WINNER! Epoch Video Contest 2010 The New Lab
Yener Selcuk from Hannover Germany is the winner of BioTek's "Why I Need a BioTek Epoch for My Lab" Video Contest.

Thank you BioTek...

Thank you BioTek...
from Winner of Epoch Video Contest 2010