Doubling the Speed of Microplate Sample Evaporation
19 Aug 2018
Genevac has published data demonstrating how Heat Transfer Plates improve evaporation results when drying microplate samples, by improving the flow of heat to the product.
The rate at which heat enters a sample is a major factor in determining the speed of evaporation. As well as the temperature of the heat lamps or thermal medium, the thermal conductivity of any materials in between must also be taken into consideration.
Removing solvents such as DMSO or water from microplates can be time-consuming if there is poor thermal contact of the microplate with the evaporator sample holder. Genevac heat transfer plates are designed to overcome this problem by acting as a snugly fitting insert beneath the microplate - facilitating efficient thermal energy transfer from the hot outer surface of the sample holder directly to the walls of the microplate. This enables them to accelerate the microplate sample rapid evaporation rate without the risk of overheating fast drying samples.
According to the company’s data, using Genevac heat transfer plates in conjunction with an HT Series or EZ-2 evaporator can reduce microplate evaporation times by up to 50%.
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