MDS Analytical Technologies to showcase imaging, luminescence capabilities at Society for Biomolecular Sciences conference

Apr 16, 2009

SUNNYVALE, CA, April 16, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ - MDS Analytical Technologies, a leader in innovative solutions for drug discovery and life sciences research, today announced that it will showcase two of its newer products for the European market - the SpectraMax® L microplate luminometer and MetaXpressPowerCoreTM software - during its participation at the 15th Annual Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) 2009 Conference and Exhibition, April 26-30, in Lille, France.

MDS Analytical Technologies will also demonstrate a range of its most popular and innovative imaging instruments and software products at this year's event, including the FLIPRTETRA® system, CellKeyTM384 system, the IonWorks® QuattroTM system, AquaMax® 4000 washer platform, ImageXpressMICROTM system and IsoCyteTM laser scanning cytometer.

"We have a proud history of participation at SBS," said Andy Boorn, President of MDS Analytical Technologies. "This conference and exhibition provides MDS Analytical Technologies with an excellent opportunity to showcase our latest technology, as well as gain valuable one-on-one interactions with our customers. Our 'Screening Stimulus'-themed presence will highlight our latest innovations in imaging instruments and the software that runs on them."

MDS Analytical Technologies will hold a pre-conference Drug Discovery Users Forum and will present several sessions at the conference. More specifically:

Pre-Conference Event
Drug Discovery Users Forum
Saturday, April 25, 2009 
This prominent event brings together influential and respected scientists to discuss assay and screening advances in drug discovery. For more information, visit the event page and register:

New Development for MDS Analytical Technologies' Complete Solution for 
High Content Screening: Turning the Corner on Speed and Flexibility 
Pierre Turpin, Ph.D., Product Marketing Manager 
Monday, April 27, 2009 
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CEST 
Faidherbe 2 at Lille Grand Palais

Main Session Presentation
Novel Imaging and Analysis of Large Organisms for High-Throughput Assays 
Evan Cromwell, Ph.D., Director of IsoCyte Operations 
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 
11:10a.m. - 11:35 a.m. CEST 
Vaubaun Meeting Room

Scale Your GPCR Assays with MDS Analytical Technologies' New 
SpectraMax® L Multi-Detector Luminometer and FLIPRTETRA System 
Cathy Olsen, Ph.D., and Carole Crittenden, Application Scientists 
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 
8 a.m. - 8:45a.m. CEST 
Charles de Gaulle 1 at Lille Grand Palais

Where to Find Us 
Detailed presentations and product demonstrations are available at the MDS Analytical Technologies booth (booth 76). For conference information, please visit