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Microplate Sealing – We Provide a Turkey Solution!

Microplate Sealing – We Provide a Turkey Solution!

At IST Scientific we believe that the only way to provide a turnkey solution is to make sure that we go the extra mile for our customers!


Material – Microplates are made from several different kinds of material:


Polypropylene (PP) is advantageous for incubation and sample storage because of its high resilience to chemicals and temperature, particularly thermos cycling. It is also possible to use different sealing options with Polypropylene (PP).


Polystyrene (PS) is used for most optical detection Microplates. Polycarbonate (PC) is inexpensive, however Polypropylene (PP) is generally used for disposable Microplates for PCR (polymerase chain reaction). A method of DNA amplification, Cyclo olefin copolymers (COC) are now being used to transmit UV light.


Different sizes and types of plate bases, coupled with the correct selection of purity of plastic grades, including ‘low binding’ variants, influence the type of application and ultimately, the seal that will be achieved.


Useful Tips

  • Use only Microplates that comply with standards established by the society of Biomolecular screening (SBS)
  • Raised chimneys around each well produce the best results.
  • Avoid MicroPlates that have a raised rim close to the perimeter of the wells. The rim can prevent uniform contact between the hot plates and the wells
  • If the MicroPlates are flexible and tend to bend and move during the sealing process. Use adapter trays to stabilise the Microplate position on the plate stage. For example, place a flexible 96-well Polypropylene (PP) Microplate to provide positional support. IST Scientific also offers an adapter tray for PCR MicroPlate support.
  • Use only CE Marked products.

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