Glass-bottom microplates for imaging applications

The latest family of ultra-flat Krystal glass bottom microplates developed by Porvair Sciences provide excellent performance for high-throughput screening and tissue culture applications.

The automation-compatible Krystal plates combine the advantageous optical properties of glass, low background and low birefringence, with the versatility of a microplate.

Precision engineered, using a polystyrene frame and a borosilicate glass sheet fixed to the base with a biocompatible adhesive, Krystal plates offer a high degree of planar flatness (+/- 50 microns) across the base, excellent light transmission and a flat optical plane for growing cells. In addition, the nominal cut-off wavelength of 335nm allows most fluorescence assays to be excited or read through the plate glass bottom.

These advantages together also translate into a significant increase in measurement precision and elimination of read errors when performing cell-based assays using fluorescent or luminescent imaging.

These glass bottom plates are proven to demonstrate higher performance than standard polystyrene plates for whole-plate CCD imaging, laser detection and high-resolution microscopy using confocal imaging. They are available in a choice of ANSI/SLAS standard 96- and 384-well formats.

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