Category: microplate

Better suspended cell growth with untreated microplates

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…

Microplate evaporator for Pittcon preview

A NEW microplate evaporator from Porvair Sciences will be shown to the public for the first time at Pittcon 2013.  The new UltraVap Mistral (pictured) is the latest version of the company’s popular UltraVap sample concentrator, promising even easier integration…

Extract more data from microplate analysis

MOLECULAR Devices’s SoftMax Pro data acquisition software has been updated to smooth the acquisition and analysis of experimental data from microplate readers, especially in regulated environments. SoftMax Pro 6 GxP is said to make it easy to upgrade from previous…

Top tip for commercialisation of microplate innovations

INNOVATIONS in microplates can spring from any laboratory, in academia or industry, often from organisations that are not experienced at commercialisation of this sort of development. The company has two decades of experience in developing microplate technology, accumulating a wealth…

Company site provides microplate information

A NEW website from Porvair Sciences aims to provide in-depth information relating to its range of microplate products and custom microplate design service. Enabling visitors to navigate through over 900 products arranged by application use, porvair-sciences.com will be of interest…

Better cell growth on these microplates

THE LARGE surface area of each well on the Krystal 24 microplate enables ‘unmatched’ cell growth, says Porvair Sciences. Each well holds a volume of 3.1ml, giving a large surface area, and the microplates are tissue culture treated to ensure…

Agilent offers lifeline to Nimblegen users (updated)

THE PHASING-out of Nimblegen arrays and associated services by Roche need not leave researchers in the lurch, says Agilent, as they can ‘transition immediately’ to very similar Agilent products. Whether third-party products might also be used is unclear, although LabHomepage…

Black microplates protect samples from light

LIGHT-sensitive samples present a particular problem in the laboratory, as photon-induced degradation can occur almost anywhere.   Porvair says its high quality black microplates offer protection against light-induced sample degradation, even over long periods. These black microplates are made from an…

More storage capacity from these 96-well plates

A NEW range of low-height, high capacity microplates allow more sample to be stored in a given volume, says Porvair Sciences.   These shallow 96-well plates are available with well capacities of 350ul, 270ul, and 220ul in a height of just…

xMap at 10: towards a future of precision medicine

THE TENTH annual Planet xMap conference, currently underway in Monaco, has addressed many of the topical issues in medical research and diagnostics including the outlook for the people of the poorest nations, the potential of neuronal stem cells, and the…