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Essays will be evaluated for completeness, accuracy, focus on cell health, originality, and creativity.

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**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Participation is open only to life science students and professionals who are employees of non-profit institutions and are 21 years or older in the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) who submit an essay of 500 words or less in the English language detailing how the participant’s lab ensures that the cells they work with are healthy and why this is important for their work or research. Healthcare Professionals may not participate in this promotion. Eligible participants who submit their entries between October 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. US Eastern Time and November 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. US Eastern Time will be entered for a chance to win. The Grand Prize Winner will win a Countess® Automated Cell Counter, Tali® Image-Based Cytometer, EVOS® FLoid®Cell Imaging Station, and an EVOS® XL Core Cell Imaging System (retail value approximately $41,930 USD). The First Prize Winner will receive an EVOS® FLoid® Cell Imaging Station (retail value approximately $18,500 USD). The Second Prize Winner will receive one EVOS® XL Core Cell Imaging System (retail value approximately $4,900 USD). The Third Prize Winner will receive one Tali® Image-Based Cytometer (retail value approximately $14,780 USD).  The Fourth Prize Winner will receive one Countess® Automated Cell Counter (retail value approximately $3,750 USD). Only one winner per laboratory will be selected. One entry per person. By submitting your entry, you warrant that you are not prohibited by employment, contract, or law from accepting a prize from the Sponsor. Offer void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws, regulations, or agency/institutional policies. Other restrictions may apply. A copy of the complete Terms and Conditions is available here. This contest may be promoted on Facebook, however please note that contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. You may view the Sponsor’s privacy policy here.