Ukraine National Academy of Science wins DeNovix Pink Spectrophotometer / Fluorometer

Ukraine National Academy of Science wins DeNovix Pink Spectrophotometer / Fluorometer


April 13, 2017 – DeNovix Inc., a US based manufacturer of instrumentation for bioresearch, is proud to announce the winner of a DS-11 FX+ Special Edition Pink Spectrophotometer / Fluorometer. The winner, randomly chosen from thousands of eligible entries to the company’s drawing, is Dr. Olena Livinska of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine. Olena is a research associate in the Department of Physiology of Industrial Microorganisms in the Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology. Olena is also the Head of Council of Young Researchers (CYR) in the Institute.

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Dr. Olena Livinska

Dr. Livinska stated, “As a part of CYR I am especially happy to emphasize the importance of this prize for our young team of researchers. Our country is going through hard times with science funding decreased severely. Nevertheless, young researchers are still inspired and try to do their best. They continue their research and work as volunteers for the popularization of science. I am proud to work with these people and feel grateful to DeNovix and Biolabtech for an opportunity to make my contribution.” Note: Biolabtech is the exclusive DeNovix distributor for Ukraine.

The DS-11 FX+, recently named Reviewers’ Choice Best Life Science Product 2017, is a stand-alone instrument for rapid UV-Vis and fluorometric quantification of biomolecules. The primary application is for quantification of 1uL samples of nucleic acids and proteins. Other applications include analysis of fluorescently labelled biomolecules, kinetic studies, and microbial cell quantification.

“Our team spoke with Olena the morning after she learned about being drawn as the winner. At DeNovix, we thought that a pink spectrophotometer was something unique that researchers would be excited about. But more than that, we hoped the winner would be a person who would really put the system to work. Olena was so thankful and excited…we know the instrument will expand the research abilities for her and the dozens of young scientists she’s working with in Kyiv,” said Kevin Kelley, Business Director at DeNovix.

Scientists around the world gained entries to the contest by visiting a DeNovix product page, watching videos, visiting the DeNovix Facebook page, sharing the contest with colleagues, etc. Olena’s winning entry was generated from a visit to the DeNovix Facebook page.

The DS-11 FX+ includes DeNovix’ custom Android™ operating software, Wi-Fi / Ethernet network connectivity and a glove-compatible HD touch screen. Each new instrument is calibrated for life, maintenance free and backed by an industry-leading three-year factory warranty.

The intuitive interface helps users quickly create custom methods that may be defined and saved in password-protected accounts. Results are automatically stored and easily exported to e-mail, USB, network folders, network printers, LIMS, USB drives and label printers. IQ/OQ documentation and performance verification software is available to help achieve compliance in GLP/GMP environments.

For more information about the DeNovix DS-11 FX+ visit:


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About DeNovix Inc.

DeNovix Inc., founded in 2012, is a Wilmington, DE, USA based instrumentation company that develops, manufactures and sells laboratory equipment to meet the demands of today’s evolving life science research. The company’s products include stand-alone UV-Vis spectrophotometers, fluorometers and integrated spectrophotometer / fluorometer instruments for quantification of nucleic acid and protein samples. Systems feature a built-in Android™ OS, easy-to-use HD touch screen interface, Wi-Fi, USB and Ethernet connectivity, four-second measurements and multiple color choices.

About the Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology, National Academy of Science of Ukraine

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Council of Young Researchers, Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology

IMV is the leading Ukrainian scientific center in the field of taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and ecology of bacteria and viruses. The Institute was founded in Kyiv in 1928 by Ukrainian epidemiologist Dr. Danylo Zabolotny. Today, more than 100 scientists perform their research at the Institute. Their work focuses on fundamental and applied studies of microorganisms, which become the basis for the development of new biotechnology formulations for industry, agriculture, health and environmental protection. The National Collection of Microorganisms and the Depositary of Microorganisms are also based at the Institute.

For more information about the Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine visit:


Media contact for more information

DeNovix Inc.
Kevin Kelley – Business Director, +1 302 442 6911