CELLSTAR® format sterile plates are ideal for cell culture applications and are available tissue culture treated for the culture of anchorage-dependent cells, or untreated for suspension culture applications.
Plates come with a variety of well shapes. Chimney well plates reduce the possibility of cross-contamination and feature individual rims that rise above the surface of the plate to aid in sealing by cap mat, thermal sealer, or adhesive sealer. Round well tops minimize wicking and reduce air bubble formation. Rounded square (square with round corners) well tops offer the advantages of a round well top, while increasing volume capacity and surface area.
The 384-well plates with a maximum well volume of 30µL are special Small Volume™ plates that feature far smaller working volumes than typical 384-well plates, reducing sample usage while avoiding the instrument compatibility issues introduced by 1536-well plates. The wells on Small Volume™ plates feature conical well geometry; wells have a round top and a flat bottom, resembling a truncated cone.
Plates with µClear® bottoms feature a polystyrene microthin film bottom for clear imaging or viewing and minimized autofluorescence. HiBase plates are suitable for use with top-reading instruments, while LoBase plates are suitable for use with bottom-reading instruments. Dimensions: 128 L x 86 W mm (5" x 33/8").
All plates are RNase- and DNase-free, noncytotoxic (EN ISO 10993), and nonpyrogenic. All plates have a Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) of 10-3 and have a footprint conforming to the ANSI/SBS 1-2004 Standard.