Specialists in applications optimised microplates – Porvair Sciences Ltd – have announced a new range of high quality Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) plates.
Manufactured from ultra clean medical grade polymer under Class 10,000 clean room conditions the new range of eleven plates are certified free of pyrogens as well as DNAse and RNAse enzyme activity enabling optimised PCR results. High sample integrity is ensured through use of solvent resistant polymers to minimise leachates and a well design where the liquid meniscus comes below the plate surface eliminating sample carryover problems when using a plate lid. Summarised in an easy-to-use selection guide, in the Porvair Sciences 2009 Catalogue, the new range of 96-well and 384-well PCR plates are designed to fit most thermocyclers and sequencers currently on the market.
A selection of standard or low profile 96-well PCR plates are available in specific optimised formats (full, half or no skirt), with well volumes of 100-200 microlitres. Designed for higher throughput assays, where samples are often at a premium, Porvair 384-well PCR plates offer a working well volume of only 30 microlitres. To ensure full compatibility with robotic systems the 384-well PCR plates offer a full plate skirt and high rigidity to minimise distortion before and after thermal cycling. Black alphanumeric printing on all PCR plates ensures easy well identification.
Available in bulk packs of 50 individually wrapped plates – Porvair Sciences 96-well and 384-well PCR plates reduce the cost of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis without compromising performance.