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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
The microplate has two side pockets for easy slide access and tight slide tolerances for a no-smear experience.
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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Learn how SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Microplate can be used to quantitate low volumes of DNA, RNA, and protein when combined with Molecular Devices' absorbance microplate readers.
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SpectraDrop Micro-Volume Microplate
- Dated: Jan 12, 2021Publication Name: Journal of Immunological Methods
Measuring affinity constants of 1450 monoclonal antibodies to peptide targets with a microarray-based label-free assay platformMonoclonal 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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- Dated: Jul 25, 2017Publication 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 tissueThe 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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- Dated: Sep 10, 2015Publication Name: University of MassachusettsA 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
|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|