Sterilin® assay microplates feature alpha-numeric identification alongside each of the 96 wells which makes microscopic sample location simple. Uniform wall thickness ensures good optical observation and a hanging well design allows an even temperature to be achieved around each well. Cross contamination is minimized by each well having a rim, and when lids are used, orientation corners and condensation rings further guarantee security. A rim around the periphery of the plate also assists when the plate requires sealing with film. Deep lids reduce the common problem of uneven evaporation from the wells. The black plate is designed for use in fluorescence studies with minimal well to well cross talk. The white plate is designed for use in luminescence assays where the white pigment in addition to minimizing cross talk increases reflectivity for greater sensitivity.
Whatman™ UNIPLATE™ microplates conform to the ANSI/SBS microplate standards and fit most microplate readers and automated plate handling devices. Whatman UNIPLATE™ microplates are suitable for a wide range of applications and of course simple filtrate collection. They are ideally used in tandem with Whatman’s UNIFILTER® filtering microplates. These microplates are also ideal for homogeneous assay techniques utilized in HTS. Whatman UNIPLATE™ microplates are suitable for use with robotic handlers and centrifuge carriers. Applications include: sample storage, assay development, HTS (high-throughput screening), plasmid miniprep, ELISA assays, chemiluminescence, luminescence, cell culture and filtrate collection.
Three types of 96-well microtest plates are offered for general (non-tissue culture) applications including microbiology and serology. Available in “U” (round bottom), “V” (conical bottom) and flat bottom shapes. Each plate is individually wrapped to protect from air contaminants. Made from high optic transmission grade polystyrene, the microtest plates are arranged in a standard 12 x 8 configuration and have alpha-numeric position markings. Optional lids are also available. Both plates and lids may be purchased sterile or non-sterile.