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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