96-well PCR plates are offered in a variety of formats including a choice of skirt design, and high or low profile. The Hard-Shell® 96-Well Plate Series is designed for automation.
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There are two common well heights for PCR tubes and plates:
Instruments with adjustable lids can usually use both high-profile and low-profile wells. These instruments include Bio-Rad's 1000-series and DNA Engine® series thermal cyclers.
Bio-Rad offers a large selection of thin-wall polypropylene PCR tubes and microplates precisely manufactured for optimal fit and cycling performance in Bio-Rad thermal cyclers and real-time systems. The variety of sealing methods, including caps, adhesive seals, and heat sealing films and foils, provides researchers with an array of sealing options to complement all thermal cycling workflows.
Well Color Effect on Signal Strength
Sealer Effect on Signal Strength
Optical flat cap strips:
Microseal® 'B' adhesive seals, optically clear:
Clear Chill-out™ liquid wax:
Hard-Shell 96-Well PCR Plates are engineered to withstand the stresses of thermal cycling and are ideal for various PCR applications. Offered with barcodes, color-coded shells, or clear/white wells.
iQ 96-Well High-Profile PCR Plates are optimized for Bio-Rad iQ Real-Time PCR Systems and various thermal cyclers. Also compatible with ABI standard, Eppendorf Mastercycler, and Stratagene Mx Series.
Multiplate 96-Well Unskirted Low-Profile PCR Plates are compatible with many amplification instruments and are easily cut when needing less than a full plate. Available in clear and white.
Multiplate 96-Well Unskirted High-Profile PCR Plates have low protein binding and excellent sample retention. Compatible with Bio-Rad and other systems. Available in various colors including clear and white.
Microseal 96-Well Skirted Low-Profile PCR Plates are designed for high-throughput microplate handling and have raised rims for tight sealing. Choices include white, black, blue, or barcoded.
Microseal 96-Well Semi-Skirted High-Profile PCR Plates are compatible with ABI thermal cyclers (except Fast Cyclers) and real-time PCR systems. Semi-skirted design adds stiffness and a surface for labeling.
Concord 96-Well Polycarbonate Low-Profile PCR Plates have excellent heat transfer and fit many 96-well cyclers, including DNA Engine® Cyclers. Recommended volumes for these skirted plates are 20–150 µl.
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