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Andor and Bitplane Announce the Launch of the 2-13 Insight Awards

11/6/2012 9:50:58 AM

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 6 November 2012. Andor Technology plc (Andor) and Bitplane, world leaders in scientific solutions and visualisation software, today announced the launch of the 2013 Insight Awards. This worldwide scientific imaging competition rewards visually stunning and scientifically captivating images, spectra, graphics and movies.

The Insight Awards are open to entries produced with either Andor equipment or Bitplane software regardless of the technique or application. Researchers can submit their entry into one of three categories: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences or Imaris. The winner of each category will receive a brand new Apple iPad or Microsoft Surface tablet and will benefit from significant publicity of their work throughout a range of scientific publications.

“In previous years this competition has highlighted the wide variety of cutting-edge research carried out with Andor and Bitplane products by researchers all over the world," said Dr. Andrew Dennis, Andor’s Director of Product Management. “We are looking forward to rewarding more visually stunning and scientifically captivating entries through this year’s competition”.

The deadline for entries to the Insight Awards is 11.59am GMT, 28 February 2013 and contestants can submit an unlimited number of entries. Entries will be displayed on after submission and the winners will be announced at the end of March 2013.

In the 2011 Insight Awards competition, the winning entry in the Physical Sciences category was submitted by Dr. Robert Marshall of Boston University, whilst the Life Sciences category was won by Dr. Satoshi Nishimura of the University of Tokyo.

For more information on how to enter the competition, visit, which contains simple instruction on how to upload entries. You can also contact Victoria Gault on +44 (0)28 9023 7126, email, or visit

Andor is a world leader in Scientific Imaging, Spectroscopy Solutions and Microscopy Systems. Established in 1989 from Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Andor Technology now employs over 300 people in 16 offices worldwide, distributing its portfolio of over 80 products to 10,000 customers in 55 countries.

Bitplane is the world’s leading interactive microscopy image analysis software company and was founded in 1992. Through their constant innovation and a clear focus on 3D and 4D image visualisation and analysis, Bitplane actively shapes the way scientists process multi-dimensional microscopic images. Bitplane is a part of Andor Technology plc, a world leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems.

Victoria Gault

Marketing Communications Manager

Tel. +44 (0) 28 9023 7126

Fax. +44 (0) 28 9031 0792

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