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Explore our extensive selection of microplates, perfect for diverse laboratory requirements. Our catalogue includes both skirted and non-skirted polypropylene well plates, customisable for specific requirements and available in varieties free from DNA, DNase, and RNase. 

Browse our collection of microplates, available in micro-well counts from 96 to 384. Our range includes various well-bottom designs and autoclavable options that are ideal for applications such as PCR, thermal cycling, post-PCR procedures, liquid extraction, storage, and more.

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Learn More About Our Microplate: Use-cases, Types, Features, and More.

Welcome to iST Scientific, your reliable source for high-quality microplates and essential lab equipment, catering to the diverse needs of labs across the United Kingdom. Our selection offers well-plates designed for outstanding performance and dependability in various scientific applications.

Range of Microplate Applications

Our microplates are autoclavable, making them perfect for a wide range of laboratory applications that require sterility, including PCR, post-PCR analysis, enzymatic digestions, ethanol precipitation and liquid extraction.

Autoclavability ensures that our microplates can be sterilised at high temperatures, crucial for maintaining a contamination-free environment in sensitive procedures.

Types of Microplates

Explore our diverse range of microplates, including non-skirted plates and skirted plates with pyramid-bottoms for superior liquid extraction, V-bottoms for precise sample recovery, low profiles for minimal volume requirements, U-bottoms for effective mixing, and extra volume for increased capacity.

Options include 96 well and 384 well configurations, catering to high-throughput screening and precise analytical assays. Each design is tailored to enhance various laboratory applications, offering versatility and reliability to meet your research demands.

Tailored Solutions for Optimal Performance

At iST Scientific, we excel in creating custom solutions and advanced PCR plate designs tailored to the unique demands of your laboratory. With over 30 years of expertise, we specialise in designing and manufacturing microplates that perfectly align with your experimental needs. Our process ensures meticulous precision, from co-design to full sterilisation compatibility, resulting in high-quality, ready-to-use products. Rely on our industry-leading experience and commitment to excellence to provide solutions that exceed your expectations and enhance performance.

Unmatched Quality and Precision

iST Scientific is renowned for its exceptional quality and precision in laboratory consumables. Each of our microplates undergoes stringent quality control processes to ensure they meet the highest standards of reliability and consistency. Trusted by researchers worldwide, our products provide the assurance necessary for critical scientific work, allowing you to conduct experiments with confidence and precision.

Dedicated Service and Quick Delivery

Our dedicated team at iST Scientific ensures you receive personalised guidance in selecting and customising the ideal microplates for your laboratory research needs. From the initial consultation to the final delivery, we are committed to providing exceptional support and quick service. Contact us for expert assistance and enjoy fast, efficient delivery to keep your laboratory operating at peak efficiency.

Find Out What Sets iST Scientific Apart

Join a thriving community of researchers who choose iST Scientific for their essential laboratory needs. Contact us to learn how our microplates can advance your research or easily request a quote online. Experience how our dedication to quality, reliability, and exceptional service can significantly enhance the efficiency and productivity of your laboratory operations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microplates

What is a microplate?

A microplate, also known as a microtiter plate, is a flat plate with multiple "wells" used as small test tubes in various scientific applications. Each well serves as a separate reaction vessel, making microplates ideal for high-throughput screening, modern medical diagnostic testing, and cell culture.

Typically made from plastics like polystyrene for optical clarity or polypropylene for thermal stability, microplates can vary in the number of wells, commonly ranging from 6 to 1536 wells per plate. This versatility allows for the simultaneous processing of many samples under identical conditions, greatly increasing efficiency and consistency in experiments.

Microplates are indispensable in fields such as pharmaceuticals, immunology, and microbiology, where they facilitate rapid analyses and are crucial for advancements in medical diagnostics and cellular biology research.

What are well plates used for?

Well plates are widely used for high-throughput screening, facilitating rapid analyses in fields such as drug discovery, genomics, and immunology. They are also crucial in medical diagnostics, where they help in performing enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), PCR tests, and other biochemical assays.

Additionally, well plates are employed in microbiology and cellular biology for culturing cells and monitoring cell growth or cell response to various conditions. Their design and material composition can be tailored to specific applications, making them versatile and indispensable in both research and clinical settings.

What are the different types of well plates?

Well plates come in several types to cater to diverse laboratory requirements, including skirted and non-skirted options. Skirted well plates feature a reinforced edge that provides extra stability and makes them suitable for use with automated systems. Non-skirted plates, in contrast, have a simpler design that fits better in certain types of thermal cyclers and storage configurations.

The design of well bottoms varies to suit specific experimental needs; for example, flat bottoms are ideal for optical readings in microscopic studies and cell-based assays, V-bottoms ensure easy sample retrieval and minimal residue, and U-bottoms enhance mixing capabilities.

These variations, including composite microplates which offer enhanced durability and chemical resistance, allow researchers to tailor their tools to their specific scientific or diagnostic applications.