Note: Joan Siefert Rose is CEO of Launch Bio.

DURHAM – Scientific teams have a “golden” opportunity for recognition Thursday during LaunchBio’s Larger Than Life Science, the monthly networking event held from 4-7 p.m. at the Chesterfield building in downtown Durham.

Eppendorf challenges teams of four to compete at the Pipette Olympics, a fun opportunity to demonstrate lab skills and learn a few things about equipment and techniques.

Teams will compete in 4 categories:

  • Long Distance: Use your endurance and precision to fill every single well in a 96 well plate!
  • Archery: Test your accuracy by using your pipetting technique to hit the bullseye!
  • Relay: Fill a column of wells with different colored water – bonus points for speed and neatness!
  • Swimming. Fill the outer moat and inner chamber! Get your ”swimmer” down and back first!

And in the individual competition category – Beat the Robot! Can you prevail over the machine for speed and accuracy?

The winning teams will be recognized in a special ceremony starting at 6:45 p.m.

To register for LaunchBio’s October 1 Larger Than Life Science event, visit

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