Two Innovative Plates for Cell Cultivation
Product News Jun 19, 2012
Greiner Bio-One will be showcasing two new plates with one and four compartments at ACHEMA 2012.
The OneWell Plate is suitable for use in cell culture and bacteriology, whereas the FourWell Plate is ideal for cultivating cells on slides.
Both products are conform to the ANSI standards for microplates.
The OneWell Plate is a cell culture dish with a compartment that is particularly suitable for cultivating and analyzing bacteria. Its automation-friendly plate format enables automated replication of bacteria colonies.
The rectangular shape of the OneWell Plate and the fact that it can be stacked also allows highly efficient use of incubator space.
For adherent cell culture, Greiner Bio-One has developed a model whose surface is hydrophilised using physical treatment.
With its four individual chambers, the FourWell Plate offers space for four slides, thereby enabling parallel experiments.
Cell and tissue samples cultivated on these slides can be supplied with fresh medium quickly and easily and examined directly under a microscope.
Semi-circular cavities in the base of each well facilitate slides to be removed using tweezers.
Spacers prevent the slides from slipping to the edge of the well and covering these cavities.
Both plates, which are made of transparent polystyrene, are sterile and free of detectable pyrogens, human DNA and DNases/RNases. Their external dimensions comply with ANSI microplate standards and the plates can be used with a variety of automated systems.
A bevelled edge on lid and dish ensures the lid can only be applied in one direction.
The plates can also be used as multi-purpose containers for washing membranes (Southern, Northern and Western blots), for example.
OneWell Plate and FourWell Plate are products of the CELLSTAR® product line from Greiner Bio-One.