MICROPLATES PORVAIR Sciences 96 well, reinforced polypropylene, 2.1 ml square deep well plates have extra ribbing underneath the plate to support its use in a BeadBeater system. The microplates are made of specially formulated polypropylene and are designed to work with their matching, reusable mats.
A leading UK contract genomics lab has tested the plates and found that they could survive 4 minutes of bead beating with barley seeds, a notoriously hard carpel to crack, in a high speed shaking bead mill using a 6 mm steel grinding ball. And powdering samples of human hair with two 3.2 mm chrome steel beads in the MBB-96, BioSpec Products concluded that the performance of Porvair plates far exceeded that of other commercially-available deep well microplates - most of which cracked or even had holes punched in them under high levels of grinding force.
MATS Microplates can be sealed with flexible polymer mats or adhesive-bonded or heat-bonded films. Some mats and almost all films do not prevent leaking during intense shaking in the MBB-96. BioSpec has tested many plate/mat combinations and has concluded that Porvair plates and mats stand up to the shaking energies of the Mini-BeadBeater-96 better than all others. If you would like to check the integrity of your currently utilized deep well plates on the MBB-96, give us a call for a simple testing procedure.
To achieve thorough sealing of the mat to the microplate you may want to use a mat roller.