April 13, 2015 11:00 ET

New Update Released for Biopac Student Lab Software

Version 4.1 Brings a Variety of New Features and Upgrades

GOLETA, CA--(Marketwired - April 13, 2015) - BIOPAC Systems, Inc. has officially released the Biopac Student Lab (BSL) 4.1 software, a major upgrade to the popular program. Based on educator feedback, the new version brings new features, lessons, and hardware integration that add to what has been called the "Gold Standard" in Life Science Teaching systems.

Biopac Student Lab 4.1 is a complete life science teaching solution, as it comes with everything you need to get started: hardware, software, and curriculum for a wide range of practical lab experiments. Its easy integration make the system ready to run and ready to teach right out of the box.

The new BSL version 4.1 brings fully customizable learning objectives, a new functionality that educators have been asking for. Through the new Curriculum Management System (CMS) licensed feature, users can edit and create lessons that fit their teaching plans. The CMS allows for "no-programming" customization making lesson creation as easy as typing and drag and drop.

"We knew that our customers wanted powerful lesson creation and customization without a complicated process," said BIOPAC Director William McMullen. "The simple and intuitive [CMS] text editor and drag-and-drop interface allows educators the freedom to create and customize their BSL lessons with ease."

Most importantly, Biopac Student Lab increases student engagement. BSL 4.1 contains over 65 experiments where students record from their own bodies, animals, or tissue preparations. BSL 4.1 improves students' lab experience with guided lessons containing onscreen instructions, "smart" transducers and electrodes, video demos and sample data. New Dropbox® integration now allows students to bring their work home by accessing their lab files from their own computer.

The new version also better assists educators with TA-in-a-box support, such as built-in lesson plans, extensive student prep/support materials and easy-to-use administration and housekeeping aids.

"The new BSL update is our way of showing that we have taken our customers' requests to heart," said BIOPAC CEO Frazer Findlay. "Our most important goal has always been increased educator control and BSL 4.1 increases that more than ever before."

More information on the new BSL 4.1 can be found at the BIOPAC website.

About BIOPAC Systems

BIOPAC was founded in 1985 and is recognized around the world as a premier choice for life science hardware and software. BIOPAC makes high quality scientific tools for physiology education measurement and interpretation. BIOPAC systems range from educational solutions to cutting edge devices for use in lab, real world, and virtual reality environments. For more information on BIOPAC products, visit

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  • Todd A. Stone
    Marketing Manager
    BIOPAC Systems, Inc.
    805.685.0066 x151 
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