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 30th September 2009 Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Unique High-Throughput PCR Plate for Error-Free Robotic Handling

EPSOM, UK (September 24, 2009) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the launch of the Thermo Scientific ABgene™ Diamond Ultra 384-well PCR plate. For scientists working in high-throughput robotic applications, this new ultra-rigid 384-well PCR plate is less likely to warp than other brands, reducing the likelihood of system jamming.

The proprietary polymer used in the manufacture of the ABgene Diamond Ultra PCR plate is warp resistant, thus ensuring consistent plate dimensions during thermal cycling and eliminating problems when removing plates from thermal cyclers. The strength of the polymer also contributes to maintaining the integrity of the seal, reducing evaporation and ensuring consistent optimal performance.

“The ABgene Diamond Ultra PCR plate has been carefully designed with high-throughput laboratories in mind,” said Aaron Jordan, global product manager, Thermo Scientific PCR Consumables. “The unique polymer and specific design creates a plate that is more rigid and reliable than any other PCR plates on the market.”

The well design, combined with the properties of the unique polymer, lessens splash-back during pipetting steps to ensure problem-free liquid handling. Furthermore, each well has uniform, thin walls to allow for rapid and consistent heat transfer and a ‘diamond-like’ clarity for quick and easy visual plate checks. The plate is also available in opaque white for enhanced sensitivity in QPCR applications.

Like all ABgene PCR plastic consumables, Diamond Ultra 384-well PCR plates are manufactured to the highest standards in a clean room environment, eliminating the need for sterilisation prior to use. Each high quality batch is certified free from DNase, RNase and genomic/human DNA and is application tested according to stringent QC protocols

Thermo Scientific ABgene Diamond Ultra 384-well PCR plates are available in boxes of 50 plates. They are also available bar-coded. For further information, visit www.thermo.com/abgene.

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science.


 

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