BioTek Instruments, now a part of Agilent, headquartered in Winooski, USA, is the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative life science devices. BioTek comprehensive product line includes:

  • Automated Cell Imagers
  • Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers
  • Multi-Plate Live Cell Imaging System
  • Multi-Mode Microplate Readers
  • Absorbance Microplate Readers
  • Multi-Mode Washer Dispensers
  •  Microplate Washers
  •  Microplate Dispensers
  •  Robotics
  • Software
  • Software Apps
  • Peripherals

These products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a “Think Possible” approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations.

Dr. Norman Alpert, an internationally recognized expert in the area of cardiac hypertrophy and energetics, founded BioTek 50 years ago while serving as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Vermont. As the company grew, Dr. Alpert recognized the potential for microplatebased assays in life science markets, and consequently, BioTek developed its first microplate reader in 1981.

BioTek is the only life science instrumentation company with corporate headquarters, manufacturing, research and development, applications and service in the USA. The company-wide commitment to quality and value is backed by our superior customer care, technical service centers, scientific application experts and a knowledgeable field sales and service specialists.

One World. One Team.

BioTek’s culture is unique; we’re as passionate about our headquarter’s beautiful northern Vermont location as we are about life science instrumentation. Each BioTekker is encouraged to contribute their opinions and ideas at work, and also encouraged and rewarded to participate in local community programs. Empowerments like these, and other mindful perks, keep BioTek employees loyal to BioTek much longer than the industry average. In Vermont, BioTek has received several community-based awards:


Thanks to the highly skilled workforce, BioTek has also received numerous awards based on their growth and contribution to Vermont’s economy:

BioTek’s customer service and support are the best in the industry, and wherever our customers are, we are there to help.

Investing In The Future

A great advantage to being a private, family-owned company is that BioTek is not constrained by short-term, investor-driven financial goals.

One example of the continual long-term investment is our on-site Applications Laboratory. BioTek’s scientists partner with major assay developers to provide unique scientific applications and validation data, and also work directly with end users at their location to evaluate the best possible application- specific solution. The fully equipped lab supports biochemical and cell - based assays; serving markets like small molecule drug discovery, biologics and biosimilars, life science research, biomolecule quantification, food and beverage, biofuels, and much more.

In addition, BioTek is proud to invest in a clean energy future for Vermont. Headquarters and manufacturing facility in Winooski receives power from a 5-acre solar energy farm in Whiting, VT and a second facility in Milton, VT. This commitment to solar energy helps make BioTek a stronger company while assuring a safer, better environment for our employees, their families and all Vermonters. You can see the performance of the systems below:

Whiting, VT

Milton, VT

Think Possible

Every specialized BioTek department works together, and some directly with customers, to streamline scientific discovery processes with a fresh and unique perspective. BioTek expertise extends to:

  • Automated Fluorescence
  • Life Science Research
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Diagnostics
  • Mechanics
  • Electronics
  • Optics
  • Systems
  • Service
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Software

The expertise, quest for innovation, and efficiency all combine to provide the best possible technologies for their customers – as noted by the examples of our technology awards below.

See the possibilities the customers have realized while using BioTek instruments by viewing their list of Customer Spotlight articles and videos.

Quality is Paramount.

BioTek is ISO9001/ISO13485 certified, is an FDA Registered Medical Device Manufacturer, and has appropriate products in compliance with the EU In Vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD).

  • Product compliance to U.S. and International requirements is necessary from the design stage to final obsolescence.
  • Products are directly or indirectly measurement traceable to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • Product designs are type tested to ensure safe operation per Underwriters Laboratory (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.
  • Most products are TUV-SUD marked for safety. based on these tests and ongoing plant surveillance.
  • New and modified designs are tested for Electro-magnetic Compatibility (EMC) to ensure they will not interfere with other equipment, and can be expected to run reliably in customers’ facilities.
  • The CE Mark guarantees this and other testing was successfully conducted.
  • Software is designed, tested, and documented in compliance with FDA and ISO guidelines.

BioTek's quality program extends to your laboratory as well. BioTek offers optional validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 tools to ensure regulatory compliance.