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A micro-volume solution for benchtop microplate readers

The SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Microplate offers a high-throughput solution for low-volume measurement. Innovative design features enable accelerated sample preparation time, increased laboratory productivity of DNA, RNA, and protein samples as low as 2 μL, and compatibility with absorbance and fluorescence read modes. The microplate format assures uniform and reproducible analysis and integrates seamlessly with the Molecular Devices StakMax® Microplate Stacker for greater research capacity.

  • Accuracy

    Place droplets precisely

    The Teflon slide coating ensures precise droplet placement, while the attached side spacers control for pathlength and evaporation, for a uniform and reproducible data analysis tool.

  • Ease of use

    Clean easily

    The two-slide design makes the cleaning process easy. You can quickly wipe, autoclave, sonicate, or simply replace each slide without worrying about any calibration steps.

  • Throughout

    Get unmatched throughput

    With up to 64 sample spaces and compatibility with Molecular Devices StakMax Microplate Stacker, you get a measurement system that offers the highest low volume throughput available today.

SpectraDrop Micro Volume Microplate for DNA, RNA, and Protein Quantitation

SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Microplate

Features

  • Elegant simplicity

    Elegant simplicity

    The SpectraDrop microplate incorporates a specially designed adapter and a slide pair for a uniform multi-sample assembly. This simplicity allows users to have their own slide combination, ideal for multiuser laboratories.

  • Unique design

    Unique design

    The microplate’s unique design consists of a specially designed adapter, Teflon-coated bottom slide, and top slide with evaporation reducing spacers. It is compatible with 8- and/or 16-channel pipettors.

  • Easy slide access

    Easy slide access

    The microplate has two side pockets for easy slide access and tight slide tolerances for a no-smear experience.

  • Versatility

    Versatility

    The microplate comes in two density configurations, 24-wells per plate and 64-wells per plate, and two volume options, 2 or 4 μL, allowing users to select their ideal configurations.

Specifications & Options of SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Microplate

 

* dsDNA sensitivity specified for the following instruments:

  • SpectraMax® 190 Microplate Reader
  • SpectraMax® Plus 384 Microplate Reader
  • SpectraMax® i3 Multi-Mode Detection Platform
  • SpectraMax® M Series Multi-Mode Microplate Readers
  • SpectraMax® Paradigm® Multi-Mode Microplate Reader
  • FlexStation® 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader
  • SpectraMax® ABS Absorbance Reader
  • SpectraMax® ABS Plus Absorbance Reader
  • Gemini™ XPS Microplate Readers
  • Gemini™ EM Microplate Readers

Resources of SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Microplate

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SpectraDrop Micro Volume Microplate for DNA, RNA, and Protein Quantitation

SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Microplate

  • Citation
    Dated: Jan 12, 2021
    Publication Name: Journal of Immunological Methods

    Measuring affinity constants of 1450 monoclonal antibodies to peptide targets with a microarray-based label-free assay platform

    Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are major reagents for research and clinical diagnosis. For their inherently high specificities to intended antigen targets and thus low toxicity in general, they are pursued as one of the major classes of new drugs. Yet binding properties of most monoclonal antibodies are not well characterized in terms of affinity… View more

    Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are major reagents for research and clinical diagnosis. For their inherently high specificities to intended antigen targets and thus low toxicity in general, they are pursued as one of the major classes of new drugs. Yet binding properties of most monoclonal antibodies are not well characterized in terms of affinity constants and how they vary with presentations and/or conformational isomers of antigens, buffer compositions, and temperature.

    Contributors: J.P.Landry, Yaohuang Ke, Guo-Liang Yu, X.D.Zhu  
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  • Citation
    Dated: Jul 25, 2017
    Publication Name: Lisa Chakrabarti, University of Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM

    Fit for genomic and proteomic purposes: Sampling the fitness of nucleic acid and protein derivatives from formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue

    The demand for nucleic acid and protein derivatives from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue has greatly increased due to advances in extraction and purification methods, making these derivatives available for numerous genomic and proteomic platforms. Previously, DNA, RNA, microRNA (miRNA), or protein derived from FFPE tissue blocks… View more

    The demand for nucleic acid and protein derivatives from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue has greatly increased due to advances in extraction and purification methods, making these derivatives available for numerous genomic and proteomic platforms. Previously, DNA, RNA, microRNA (miRNA), or protein derived from FFPE tissue blocks were considered “unfit” for such platforms, as the process of tissue immobilization by FFPE resulted in cross-linked, fragmented, and chemically modified macromolecules. We conducted a systematic examination of nucleic acids and proteins co-extracted from 118 FFPE blocks sampled from the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) at The George Washington University after stratification by storage duration and the three most common tumor tissue types at the ACSR (adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and papillary carcinoma).

    Contributors: Anna Yakovleva, Jordan L. Plieskatt, Sarah Jensen, Razan Humeida, Jonathan Lang, Guangzhao Li, Paige Bracci, Sylvia Silver, Jeffrey Michael Bethony  
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  • Citation
    Dated: Sep 10, 2015
    Publication Name: University of Massachusetts

    Microplate for high performance spectroscopic applications

    A microplate for making optical measurements is described. The microplate uses two optical flats, which for example can be quartz glass, and a spacer having a plurality of holes defined in the spacer. In use a first optical flat is assembled with the spacer and liquid samples of materials of interest are deposited in one or more of the plurality… View more

    A microplate for making optical measurements is described. The microplate uses two optical flats, which for example can be quartz glass, and a spacer having a plurality of holes defined in the spacer. In use a first optical flat is assembled with the spacer and liquid samples of materials of interest are deposited in one or more of the plurality of holes in the spacer. The volume of each liquid sample is controlled to be sufficient to form a meniscus between the first optical flat and a second optical flat placed over the spacer. The liquid samples do not touch the walls of the holes defined in the spacer. The samples can be examined from either side of the assembled microplate. The microplate can be operated in a horizontal or a vertical orientation. The microplate is easily disassembled, cleaned and made ready for reuse.

    Contributors: Osman Bilsel, Sagar V. Kathuria, C. Robert Matthews  
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SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Microplate

Product Name

Product Description

Part Number

SpectraDrop 24 Kit Contains one microplate adapter, two 24-well low volume bottom slides, and one of each cover slide (2 µL and 4 µL) 0200-6262
SpectraDrop High-Throughput Screening (HTS) Kit Contains one microplate adapter, five 24-well low volume slides, five 64-well low volume bottom slides, and five of each cover slide (2 µL and 4 µL) 0200-6267
SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Refills, 24-Well Bottom Slides Three low volume 24-well bottom slides 0200-6263
SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Refills, 64-Well Bottom Slides Three low volume 64-well bottom slides 0200-6264
SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Refills, 2 µL Cover Slides Three 2 µL top slides (0.5 mm path length) 0200-6265
SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Refills, 4 µL Cover Slides Three 4 µL top slides (1.0 mm path length) 0200-6266