GROWING cells in suspension is a convenient way to reduce call attachment, which may be important for various laboratory processes. A new range of untreated polystyrene culture microplates from Porvair Sciences are, says the company, suitable for this task.
Untreated polystyrene plates are the lab tool of choice, it says, for growing embryoid bodies and other cells where attachment needs to be reduced or avoided. Unmodified polystyrene surfaces are hydrophobic, therefore only binding cells and biomolecules through passive interactions.
Moulded from ultra-pure polystyrene in a class 100,000 cleanroom production environment, Porvair untreated microplates are available in 12, 24, 48 and 96-well formats.They are supplied with lids in individual sterile packs.
The design includes raised well rims to reduce evaporation, a single position lid to avoid cross contamination, and alphanumeric code marking to enable easy identification of individual wells.