These high-density plates are designed for a variety of high throughput screening applications and drug discovery.
- Clear plates have excellent optical clarity for read-through applications
- White plates maximize reflection of signal and maintain low background for luminescence/fluorescence applications
- Black plates reduce background and minimize backlight scatter for fluorescence assays
All plates have a pinchbar design. The polystyrene plates feature a flat bottom, while the polypropylene plates have a round bottom to facilitate sample retrieval. Plates feature rounded square wells to reduce well-to-well contamination, and have a total volume of 120µL per well. With the same footprint as 96-well plates, 384-well plates are compatible with robotics, automated readers, and liquid handling systems.
Plates are available untreated, for molecular biology applications, or with a MaxiSorp™ surface for immunology applications. MaxiSorp™ surface is recommended for assays where glycoproteins (i.e., antibodies) are absorbed into the plastic. Optical-bottom plates have a white or black upper structure with an optically clear polystyrene bottom. They can be read from the top or the bottom and are optimized for scintillation counting.