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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