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(q)PCR Products

Low Profile Products

Low Profile Products

  • Optimized for qPCR
  • Fits all cyclers with height adjustable lid
  • Fits all fast cyclers
  • Fits all 0.1 ml cyclers
  • qPCR approved, identical raw material, high reproducibility

Regular Profile Products

Regular Profile Products

  • Optimized for qPCR
  • Fits all cyclers with height adjustable lid
  • Fits all non fast cyclers
  • Fits all 0.2 ml cyclers
  • qPCR approved, identical raw material, high reproducibility

Frosted Products

Frosted Products

  • Higher signal to noise ratios in qPCR
  • Available for all type of qPCR vessels
  • qPCR approved and identical raw material, high reproducibility

White Products

White Products

  • Superior and highest signal to noise ratios in qPCR
  • Available for all type of qPCR vessels
  • qPCR approved and identical raw material, high reproducibility

Ultra Clear Transparent Products

Ultra Clear Transparent Products

  • Extremely transparent
  • Available for all types of (q)PCR vessels and Shell Frame Grids
  • Recommended if optical qPCR signal is obtained through bottom of the tubes
  • qPCR approved and identical raw material, high reproducibility

Shell Frame Grid assemblies

Shell Frame Grid assemblies

  • Semi skirted, barcoded and optimized for automated work
  • Extreme high efficiency, reproducibility
  • Each 8 strip section unique coded
  • Stackable
  • Available in 3 grid versions: AB1 Regular Profile (universal)
  • AB1 fast Low Profile and Roche Low Profile
  • Equipped with Tear Off Tube Strip Mats or cut-able plates in white or frosted
  • Can be disassembled and reassembled
  • qPCR approved, identical raw material, high reproducibility

Shell Frame Grid fitting Products

Shell Frame Grid fitting Products

  • Extreme high efficiency, reproducibility
  • Can be assembled and disassembled
  • Enables fit in any type of (q)PCR cycler
  • Stackable if assembled
  • Allows partition assembly
  • Available in Regular and Low Profile range
  • qPCR approved, identical raw material, high reproducibility

Shell Frame Grid (SFG)

Shell Frame Grid (SFG)

  • Allows assembly and disassembly of Shell Frame Grid fitting products
  • Available in 3 grid versions: AB1 Regular Profile (blue), AB1 fast (yellow) and Roche (white)
  • Semi skirted, optimized for automated work
  • Available in disposable or durable formats and Fully skirted formats (Robotics)

Tear Off 8-Tube Strip Mats

Tear Off 8-Tube Strip Mats

  • Extreme Ultimate high efficiency
  • Extra robust strips
  • Available for all types of qPCR vessels
  • qPCR approved and identical raw material, high reproducibility

Tear Off 8-Cap Strip Mats

Tear Off 8-Cap Strip Mats

  • Extreme ultimate high efficiency
  • Extra robust, indented optical cap
  • Fits all BIOplastics (q)PCR vessels
  • qPCR approved and identical raw material, high reproducibility

Cut-able Products

Cut-able Products

  • Extreme high efficiency
  • Available for all types of qPCR vessels
  • qPCR approved and identical raw material, high reproducibility

Laser Mark Products

Laser Mark Products

  • Unique coded, irreversible
  • Also available in 1D and 2D and OEM versions
  • Available for all types of qPCR vessels in frosted and white versions
  • qPCR approved and identical raw material, high reproducibility

Extra low DNA binding tubes

Extra low DNA binding tubes

  • Extreme high efficiency
  • Low copy detection
  • Maximum sample recovery
  • qPCR approved and identical raw material, high reproducibility

0.1 ml & 0.2 ml (q)PCR tubes, strips and plates

The importance of disposables for a (q)PCR reaction is often underestimated. Money spent on kits, polymerases, primers, dyes, the optimization of reaction components and (q)PCR cycler calibration should be supported by superior BIOplastics (q)PCR tubes, strips and plates instead of the often used less qualified or even inferior products. Keywords here are: Reproducible and trustworthy results.

Enjoy the benefits and ease of use of superior quality (q)PCR vessels which all have the same raw material product compositions. Combine this with the extreme uniform wall thickness of the products and you actually have standardized and automatically improved the reproducibility of your results by excluding variables in uniformity and material composition.

Advised work protocol for component 1 + 2

Creating low profile thin-wall 8-tube strip with single attached cap:
  1. Position single attachable cap-strip in Tube Support Grid Wide (B69360, B69351).
  2. Slide 8-tube-strip into the cap holes.
  3. Apply reaction component in the wells, individually close the tubes and position in the cycler.

Advised work protocol for component: Images

Differences in plate skirts

With a wide variety of (q)PCR cyclers on the market today, the type of disposables a cycler accepts, and additional requirements form customers, it can be difficult to accommodate these demands. BIOplastics offers solutions. For example: if a cycler only accepts plates and you do not like to work with plates then opt for one of the BIOplastics adaptor solutions which enables the use of single tubes and strips in cyclers which normally only accept plates.

Plates are available in different heights as well as with different skirts. Find below cross sections of different plates and comments:
Non Skirted. These types of plates have the widest application range and can be easily cut. They fit most cyclers. Left is Low Profile, right is Regular Profile. Semi skirted. These types of plates have a semi skirt. Can be used in robotic applications and the skirt gives extra stability. Some BIOplastics models can also be cut. Fits most cyclers but not as many as skirted plates. Left is Low Profile, right is Regular Profile.
Sub skirted. These types of plates have a sub skirt. Can be used in robotic applications and the sub-skirt gives extra stability. Fits mostly ABI cyclers and a few other cyclers.Left is Low Profile, right is Regular Profile. Fully skirted. These types of plates have a full skirt.Can be used in robotic applications and the plate is stable. Typically used in liquid handling procedures. Fits a limited number of cyclers

Shell Frame Grids and permanent adaptors

BIOplastics manufactures and offers the widest range (q)PCR disposables for ALL BRANDS of PCR and qPCR cyclers. Some plates, strips and tubes are designed for specific cyclers whereas a number of products are smartly designed to allow full interchangeability between products and cyclers.

Shell Frame Grids

One of our latest innovative developments is the Shell Frame Grid. Shell Frame Grids enables the use of “two products only” for all your PCR and qPCR reactions, regardless model and brand of your thermal cycler. Shell Frame Grids can be seen as the skirted version of a plate, however without any tubes. Shell Frame Grids are available in PP disposable format next to a durable and re-useable HPL format. A selected number of cut-able plates, Tear Off 8-Tube Strip Mats, 8-tube strips, 8-tubes strips with attached caps and single tubes, all “Shell Frame Grid compatible”, can be “clicked” into the Shell Frame Grid and enables creating your own format. Depending on your requirements just “click in” the required amount of tube strips, partition of plates or just a whole plate. Any assembly can easily be disassembled, and the same partition can be transfered into a different model Shell Frame Grid. There are three types of grids available. One to fit, but not limited to, Roche LightCycler® 480 systems, One for ABI, Life Technologies® Fast and Bio-Rad® cyclers and one for ABI, Life Technologies® Non fast, Eppendorf® cyclers and any other cycler brands. Shell Frame Grids differ in their optimized rims settings which, enables the fit to specific cycler models.

Your advantage: select the tube/plate format of your preference e.g. Tear Off 8-Tube Strip Mat , tear off required amounts of strips, pipette reagents, decide which thermal cycler you are going to use, e.g. LightCycler® 480 system, “Click in” the Tear Off 8-Tube-Strips in Shell Frame Grid (Roche type) and run your (q)PCR. If you however decide to use your 7500 Fast Cycler instead, “click out’ your samples from the Shell Frame Grid (Roche type) and “click them in” the Shell Frame Grid (ABI fast type) and run you samples in your 7500 Fast cycler. So basically one plate or Tear Off 8-Tube Strip Mat product can be used in all cycler models.
B12345, One step (Dis)-Assembling/Toolkit for Shell Frame Grids

One step (Dis)-Assembling/Toolkit for Shell Frame Grids (SFG)

Although fSFG (fit Shell Frame Grids) products such as tube strips, tear off tube strip mats and plates can be easily placed in Shell Frame Grids, you also may opt for using the One step (Dis)-Assembling / Toolkit for Shell Frame Grids (SFG).
The toolkit includes:
  • Assembly Applicator (Frosted)
  • Disassembly Extractor (Transparent)
  • Support Work Rack-S
  • three different skirted models of Shell Frame Grids:
    • Roche LightCycler® 480 systems: B17489G (White)
    • ABI Fast cyclers & other cyclers (0.1 ml): AB19805G (Yellow)
    • ABI regular cyclers & other cyclers (0.2 ml): AB17503G (Blue)
    • 1 basic non-skirted grid (all cyclers): B69304 (Green).
The user manual can be found on pages 140 through 142.

One step assembly using Toolkit

Instructions for assembling and disassembling Tube Strip Mats, parts of Tube Strip Mats and designated 8-Tube Strips in Shell Frame Grids see page 140.
AB19805G

Shell Frame Grids (disposable)

  • Semi skirted labeled and coded
  • Alphanumeric and pipetting “help lines” laser marked
  • Ideal for all PCR and qPCR applications
  • Fits all thermal cyclers (PCR & qPCR)
  • New color coded options, (colored grids assembled with other colored products)
  • Accepts assembly and disassembly of designated Shell Frame Grid plates, tear off tube strip mats, tube strips and tubes

Durable Shell Frame Grids and EU Adaptors

Instead of the disposable Shell Frame Grids you may opt using a permanent solution by selecting specific, non disposable and durable Shell Frame Grids and EU adaptors, which accepts all type of Shell Frame Grid compatible “click in” disposables. Shell Frame Grids features a “click-in” option whereas EU Adaptors are lacking this feature.
Durable Shell Frame Grids and EU adaptors are robust, stiff, reusable and made of durable HPL.

Shell Frame Grids and EU Adaptors (permanent)

  • Semi or fully skirted labeled and Laser Mark Coded
  • Alphanumeric and pipetting “help lines” laser marked
  • Ideal for all PCR and qPCR applications
  • Fits designated specific Thermal cyclers (PCR & qPCR)
  • Accepts Shell Frame Grid compatible “click in” disposables
  • Can be used for robotic applications

Shell Frame Grid and Adaptor compatible products:

Assigned:
  • Single tubes
  • 8-tube strips
  • 8-tube strips with single attached caps
  • Tear Off 8-Tube Strips Mats
  • Cut-able plates