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FrameStar® 384 Well PCR and qPCR Plates

Designed to fit Standard blocks, with 20 µl polypropylene wells, a skirted polycarbonate frame, and a cut corner at A24


Our FrameStar® 384 Well Plates are designed for high-throughput PCR.  They are compatible with the majority of 384-well block PCR, qPCR and sequencing instruments, and the rigid two-component design eliminates warping and distortion during PCR making it ideal for use with robotic systems.



Plate Features: 


  • Recommended for low volume PCR


  • Rigid Polycarbonate frame adds to the mechanical stability of the plate - as a result thermal expansion and sample evaporation is reduced significantly, leading to an improved consistency in PCR results


  • Ultra-smooth, uniform, thin-walled polypropylene tubes for optimum PCR and real-time (RT, qPCR) results


  • Improved seal integrity due to thermal stability of frame


  • Compatible with standard multichannel pipettes


  • Ideal for use with robotic systems


  • 50 µl volume tubes


  • Compatible with majority of 384-well block PCR, qPCR and sequencing instruments


  • 6 frame colour options for the clear well variety - purple, blue, clear, green, red, and black


  • Also available as a black frame with white wells for optimum signal-to-noise ratio when using fluorescent based assays


  • Raised and colour differentiated grid reference to aid well and sample identification


  • Stackable


  • Available barcoded


To read more about the features and benefits of our FrameStar® range of 2-component PCR plates, click here »



Now with frosted wells for ABi/LifeTech qPCR instruments


While clear wells are the best for sample visibility and optical appeal, white wells increase the signal-to-noise ratio by maximising reflection of light in fluorescent based assays used in real-time PCR (qPCR). This leads to a better sensitivity and reproducibility from a wide range of qPCR instruments from most manufacturers.


However, white well PCR plates may lead to software related problems with ABi/LifeTech cyclers. For this reason, the manufacturer recommends the use of plates with frosted wells as an alternative to white wells. Although the frosting does not provide the same sensitivity as white wells, readings are still considerably higher than those achieved with standard clear wells.


In response to this, we at 4titude® have developed a frosted well variant of the FrameStar® 384 plate to offer ABi/LifeTech instrument users the time and money saving advantages of FrameStar®. And as the signal levels are directly comparable with ABi/LifeTech, there's no need for users to recalibrate their instruments. Find it below with the product code 4ti-0387.



frosted wells compared with clear (96-well format)





To order your plates with barcodes, simply add /SBC to the ordering code for Standard Single Barcoding, or /DBC for Standard Double Barcoding. (See Barcoding for more details).













FrameStar® 384 Well PCR Plate, clear wells, purple frame
FrameStar® 384 Well PCR Plate, clear wells, blue frame
FrameStar® 384 Well PCR Plate, clear wells, clear frame
FrameStar® 384 Well PCR Plate, clear wells, green frame
FrameStar® 384 Well PCR Plate, clear wells, red frame
FrameStar® 384 Well PCR Plate, clear wells, black frame
FrameStar® 384 Well qPCR Plate, white wells, black frame
FrameStar® 384 Well PCR Plate, black wells, black frame
FrameStar® 384 Well Abi/LifeTech Style Optical qPCR Plate, frosted wells, clear frame


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"FrameStar® plates led to significantly better results compared to standard PCR plates."

Dr. Andreas Dahl, MPI f. Molekulare Genetik, Berlin, Germany