Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING
JIB
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING

New Microplate Designed for High-Resolution Microscopy

By BiotechDaily International staff writers
Posted on 12 Mar 2013
Image: The new 96-well “ScreenStar” microplate for high-resolution microscopy (Photo courtesy of Greiner Bio-One).
Image: The new 96-well “ScreenStar” microplate for high-resolution microscopy (Photo courtesy of Greiner Bio-One).
A new, black 96-well microplate includes an ultra-low well base that enables high-magnification microscopy, inclusive of perimeter wells, even with a minimum working distance.

Greiner Bio-One (Frickenhausen, Germany) now expands its microplate portfolio with the introduction of “ScreenStar” at the 2013 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference exhibition in Orlando (FL, USA). The ScreenStar design includes several new features. Manufactured entirely of cycloolefin, an innovative material with glass-like optical properties, it facilitates outstanding image quality of well contents. The microplate has a 190 μm ultraclear film bottom. The key advantage of ScreenStar over other plates for high-resolution microscopy is the extremely short distance between the well bottom and the microplate skirt (internal well to skirt bottom = 0.7 mm; external well to skirt bottom = 0.51 mm), rendering ease of high magnification microscopy at perimeter wells without complex microscopic adjustments. The circular wells allow microscopic work without disruptive shadow using the smallest possible meniscus lens. The perimeter ditch can be filled with water or medium to reduce edge effect due to evaporation, especially for long incubation periods. A proven cell culture-treatment quality ensures reliable, uniform growth.

The black, 96-well, 190 μm clear film bottom, cell culture treated, cycloolefin ScreenStar microplate comes sterile with lid, individually packed. Well bottoms are protected by a film that must be removed prior to use. The identical microscopy plate with a glass bottom will be introduced shortly.

Related Links:
Greiner Bio-One



comments powered by Disqus

Channels

Genomics/Proteomics

view channel
Image: Alternative splicing produces two protein isoforms (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Key Regulator of Cancer-Inducing Alternative Splicing Identified

Cancer researchers have identified the splicing factor RBM4 (RNA-binding protein 4) as a key determinant in processes that prevent tumor development and spread. RBM4 is known to be crucial to gene splicing... Read more

Drug Discovery

view channel

Ibuprofen May Restore Immune Function in Older Individuals

New research suggests that macrophages from the lungs of old mice respond differently to infections than those of young mice, and ibuprofen given to the mice reversed these changes. New research using lab mice suggests that the solution to more youthful immune function might already be a common over-the-counter pain reliever.... Read more

Therapeutics

view channel
Image: Hair follicle (blue) being attacked by T cells (green) (Photo courtesy of Christiano Lab/Columbia University Medical Center).

Hair Restoration Method Clones Patients’ Cells to Grow New Hair Follicles

Researchers have developed of a new hair restoration approach that uses a patient’s cells to grow new hair follicles. In addition, the [US] Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) recently approved a new drug... Read more

Business

view channel

Partnership Established to Decode Bowel Disease

23andMe (Mountain View, CA,USA), a personal genetics company, is collaborating with Pfizer, Inc. (New York, NY, USA), in which the companies will seek to enroll 10,000 people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a research project designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity,... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2014 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.