Porvair Sciences launched its Seed Genomics microplate to an enhusiastic audience at the Plant & Animal Genomics 2017 conference in San Diego (USA).
Features to impress genomic researchers to the conference included the strong reinforced polypropylene deep well plate with matching polypropylene cap mats. Extra ribbing underneath the plate supports its use in a GenoGrinder bead beater system.
Tests by a leading UK contract genomics lab found that the plates could survive four minutes of bead beating with barley seeds, a notoriously hard carpel to crack, in a GenoGrinder system at 1750 rpm using a 6mm steel grinding ball. According to the technician who tested it, this is unprecedented as most commercially-available deep well microplates crack under this level of applied force.
Steve Knight, Sales Director of Porvair Sciences, said: “We went to San Diego with a whole stack of seed genomics plates to give away, not really knowing if we had done the right thing. The overwhelming response from the researchers, scientists and technicians we spoke to was that a reinforced and specially strengthened deep well microplate for bead-beating was a most welcome addition to the seed genomics laboratory. Off the back of this success we will consider expanding the range into other formats soon.”
Samples of this new extractable-free polypropylene 2.1ml square well, pyramid based-plate are still available free of charge from Porvair Sciences by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +44 (0)1978 666222.