Acoustic liquid dispensing offers the advantage of pipetting small volumes very precisely and with minimal disturbance without the risk of cross-contamination. The process involves the transferral of DMSO-containing solutions in the nanoliter to picoliter range from a starting plate into a target plate by means of ultrasound. The plates used have a substantial influence on the accuracy of the amount of liquid transferred. Even wall thicknesses and consistent sealing of the microplate bottoms are essential in maintaining the reproducibility of the sample.
The standard polypropylene storage plate can be easily sealed and will bind negligible amounts of protein or active substances. This plate features an F-bottom well profile with a solid bottom. The Small Volume™ LoBase cycloolefin plate reduces the volume of liquid necessary for acoustic liquid handling and has a minimal dead volume. It also features a solid bottom. All plates are free of detectable RNase, DNase, human DNA, and pyrogens.