Cambridge Micro-Business Wins Award at World’s Largest Lab Exhibition
Pittcon is the world’s premier conference and exhibition of laboratory science. This year’s exhibition was held from March 14th to 17th at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta.
A number of prestigious awards are made at Pittcon every year. For exhibitors the most important one is for the best new product at the show. This is selected by a jury made up of the attending editors of laboratory and scientific journals and on-line media.
AstraNet Systems Ltd, a Cambridge (UK) micro-business, was awarded the Bronze Medal for its AstraGene DNA analysis, spectrophotometer. AstraGene was recognized for its novel yet simple operation, while the ability to recover 100% of the tiny 2µL sample, with no risk of contamination or operator hazard was also mentioned.
Mike Mills, Managing Director of AstraNet, commented that this was a fantastic achievement when considering the huge number of exhibitors and the significant multi-national companies that were also nominated in this category.
Ray Wood, Business Development Manager at AstraNet further noted that the novel sampling accessory, that makes AstraGene a powerful tool in handling small and precious samples, was complemented by the state-of-the-art spectrophotometer that uses fibre-optic coupling and a CCD array detector to eliminate all moving parts; so increasing its reliability and reducing maintenance to an absolute minimum, while effectively eliminating the need for any re-calibration.