The family of ultra-flat Krystal glass bottom microplates from Porvair Sciences are designed to provide unmatched performance for high-throughput screening and tissue culture applications.
The automation-compatible plates combine the desirable 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, the plates feature a high degree of planar flatness (+/- 50 microns) across the base, excellent light transmission and a flat optical plane for growing cells. The nominal cut-off wavelength of 335nm allows most fluorescence assays to be excited or read through the plate glass bottom.
Such properties can significantly increase measurement precision and eliminate read errors when performing cell-based assays using fluorescent or luminescent imaging.
Available in a choice of ANSI/SLAS standard 96- and 384-well formats, the 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.