Bath, UK (20 April 2012) - SelectScience (www.selectscience.net), the fastest way to impartial,
expert opinion about the best laboratory equipment and latest techniques, has awarded the
VIAFLO 96-Channel Handheld Electronic Pipette from INTEGRA the winner of the 2011
Scientists’ Choice Awards for Best New General Lab Product at Analytica, Germany.
Over 30,000 members of SelectScience were invited to nominate their favorite new product The
nominations were narrowed down to a shortlist of the most popular products within each category
and members were then invited to vote for the winner.
On receipt of the award - Michael Beier, INTEGRA product manager for the VIAFLO 96 system,
commented "We are naturally delighted to receive this award voted for by scientists around the
world who rely on SelectScience to keep them informed about new products and applications
advances. Since its launch the VIAFLO 96 has struck a chord with scientists looking for fast,
precise and easy simultaneous transfer of 96 samples from microplates without the cost of a fully
automated system. The VIAFLO 96 was designed to handle just like a standard handheld pipette -
a fact borne out by consistent end user feedback that no special skills or training are required to
operate it. Many users in Europe, North America and Asia are already benefitting from the
productivity benefits delivered by the VIAFLO 96".
Kerry Parker, Editor and General Manager of SelectScience, commented “The annual Scientists'
Choice Awards celebrate the latest laboratory product/equipment making a real difference in labs.
The awards are unique since the nominees and winners are chosen by SelectScience members
online. In addition, the award for Most Popular Video Interview provides the industry with an
invaluable insight into the most effective online video communication methods."
For more information about The Scientists’ Choice Awards and Web Awards, visit