This semi-skirted low profile plate is recommended for ABi Fast Block thermal cyclers. Low profile plates have shorter wells than standard profile plates, decreasing the "dead space" between the heated lid of the thermal cycler and the sample. This eliminates condensation on the side wall of the tube, preventing reduction in PCR volume and increasing the efficiency of the reaction. Low profile products are especially recommended for use with reaction volumes below 20µl. The rigid 2-component design eliminates warping and distortion during PCR making it ideal for use with robotic systems. The semi-skirt allows for labelling or barcoding.