Portwell Case Study: BioTek Adds a Touch of Color to Its Microplate Dispensers and Washers Using Qseven-based Embedded Computing Technology

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    Based in Winooski, Vermont, BioTek Instruments, Inc., is a
    family-run organization with origins dating back to 1968. Since the company
    introduced its first microplate reader in 1981, it has emerged as the worldwide
    leader in the design, manufacture and sale of microplate instrumentation and
    software. BioTek provides microplate-based imaging, reader, washer, dispenser
    and pipetting systems that increase the productivity of its customers in
    healthcare, life science, pharmaceutical, agriculture and other applications.
    As software manager, one of Bob Chutter's responsibilities is to ensure that
    new and existing instrument architecture meets customer requirements. Chutter
    also oversees hardware integration, which includes choosing and defining the
    functions of the CPU platform and peripherals. He must find the perfect balance
    between risk, cost, safety, performance, power, form factor, time-to-market and
    a host of other requirements necessary to complete customer satisfaction.

     

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