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BioTek Welcomes Visiting Chinese Delegation

Published: Friday, November 12, 2010
Last Updated: Friday, November 12, 2010
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Ten members of the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, hosted by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, visited BioTek Instruments on Friday, October 15th. During this visit, all guests toured the facility and met with BioTek's President and CEO Briar Alpert.

The delegation also visited other Vermont-based companies to provide the Chinese visitors with a better understanding of trading opportunities between Vermont and China, and an introduction to Vermont's high growth economic sectors with the goal of increased trade between Vermont and China.

According to Christopher Carrigan, V.P. of Business Development at the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, BioTek was selected for a site visit because of their expansion efforts to the Chinese market, and because they represent a leading Vermont manufacturing facility. BioTek was also the recipient of the 2009 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award, exemplifying excellence in growth, business and a commitment to Vermont and the environment.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce's International Trade division helps member businesses create, source and expand their markets, products and services to and from China, Taiwan, the Pacific Rim and abroad. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is the only state Chamber of Commerce in the nation with permanent trade offices in Shanghai, China, and has a close partnership with representatives in Taipei, Taiwan.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic.

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