The Krystal 384-well microplate range incorporates novel square wells with a large liquid capacity of 120µl per well, increasing the achievable sensitivity of most HTS assays.
Using a proprietary manufacturing technique, the Krystal 384 offers market leading plate flatness (+/- 0.1mm tolerance) that translates into a significant increase in measurement precision and elimination of read errors when performing cell based assays using fluorescent or luminescent imaging. All tissue-culture treated plates are supplied lidded and sterile, in individual bags.
Manufactured for whole-plate CCD imaging and laser detection applications, Krystal glass bottom plates consist of a polystyrene upper part and a clear borosilicate glass sheet fixed to the base with a proprietary adhesive. This process results in consistent flatness of the base and gives improved light transmission whilst maintaining a flat optical plane for growing cells. The nominal cut-off wavelength of 335nm allows most fluorescence assays to be excited or read through the glass bottom. All plates are supplied lidded.
Recently, scientists have begun using assay chemistries which require excitation or detection wavelengths in the far UV region, below 350nm. To enable our customers to develop assays in this area, Porvair Sciences has introduced a very high specification range of COP-bottomed, UV-transparent microplates. Precision engineered and assembled, these plates are available in 96- and 384-well black matrix only for the most sensitive UV range fluorescence assays using whole-plate imaging or confocal microscopy.