Frequently Asked Questions

Microplate Instrumentation

Question

What types of microplates can be used in the Biochrom microplate readers and washers?

Answer

The Biochrom microplate readers and washers can be used with any 96-well plate that has standard dimensions according the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Soceity of Biomolecular Screening (SBS). A widely cited document titled: ANSI/SBS 1-2004 states that 96-well plates should have the following dimensions:

length= 127.76+/- 0.25 mm

width= 85.48 +/- 0.25 mm

height=14.35 +/- 0.25 mm

These dimensions apply strictly to 96-well and 384-well plates. The Biochrom microplate readers, Anthos Zenyth 200 and Zenyth 340 and the Asys UVM340 are capable of using plates with different well formats. In the multiwell plates (<96 well formats), these plates can be taller (<=20 mm) but must conform to a length of 128 mm and width of 85 mm.


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