Including polystyrene lids, sealers and CapMats.
Lids offer protection against contamination and evaporation during sample storage and cell cultivation. Four different polystyrene lids are available:
Many applications in immunology, molecular biology, high-throughput screening or cell culture require tightly sealed microplates. Adhesive sealers are an interesting alternative to heat sealing systems or CapMats. They are easy to use and there is a lower risk of cross-contamination because they are used as disposable products. Five different sealers are available which can be divided into two different classes on the basis of the adhesive used. The classical sealers such as EASYseal™, AMPLIseal™, SILVERseal™ and BREATHseal™ are coated with an acrylate adhesive. The advanced sealer VIEWseal™ is coated with a pressure-sensitive silicone adhesive.
An alternative method for sealing 96 and 384 well plates are CapMats.
96 well CapMats
The 96 well CapMats are made of ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA). They are resistant to DMSO and can be used in a temperature range between -20°C and +60°C.
384 well CapMat
The 384 well CapMat is made of silicone and can be used in a temperature range between -60°C and +121°C. It is suitable for sealing 384 well MASTERBLOCK®, 384 well F- and V-bottom polypropylene microplates, 384 Deep Well Small Volume™ microplates as well as F-bottom polystyrene microplates. The 384 well CapMat is pierceable.