Deep Well Micro-plates and Mats

Microplates and sealing mats from Porvair Sciences.

Cat. No. 219030
2 ml Deep well Microplate, 50 plates per case
Cat. No. 219004
Sealing Mats, (fits 219030), 50 mats per case

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BioSpec Products now features 96-well microplates and sealing mats manufactured by Porvair Sciences.  When used with our high-energy Mini-BeadBeater-96 cell disrupter and bead mill these microplates offer the highest level of processing reliability

Porvair Science's reinforced polypropylene, 2 ml square 96 deep well microplates have extra structural ribbing on their bottom which provides support when used with a high energy shaking bead mill.  Their microplates are made of specially formulated polypropylene and pair with special reusable mats.  The microplates can also be sealed with adhesive-bonded or heat-bonded films, but these films seldom prevent leaking during intense shaking in a Mini-BeadBeater-96.

Recently, BioSpec tested plate/mat combinations made by several manufacturers using steel beads in both wet-grinding and dry-grinding conditions. In one of the most stringent tests, Porvair microplates and mats maintained structural integrity while powdering dry samples of human hair in the Mini-BeadBeater-96 using two 3.2 mm chrome steel beads in each well .  In contrast, other plates cracked during use or even had holes punched through them under the same severe grinding conditions.  Independent support for these findings comes from a leading UK contract genomics laboratory. Testing barley seeds, a notoriously hard carpel to crack, they reported that Porvair deep well microplates survived 4 minutes of bead beating using a single 6 mm steel in a high speed shaking bead mill.

  • Plates are made from virgin polypropylene
  • Mats are made from EVA
  • Tested for low extractables
  • Tight specification levels
  • V-bottom to allow total liquid removal, partial collection and to aid re-suspension
  • No inner edges to allow better collection of magnetic beads
  • Manufactured under a DNase/ RNase free environment
  • Plates are autoclavable
  • Working volume of 2ml
  • Raised well rims to improve heat  sealing
  • Conical base which aids sample concentration, reconstitution, and centrifugation