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FrameStar 96, cut corner A12

FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted PCR and qPCR Plates (Cut Corner A12)

Designed for and tested on ABi standard blocks. Semi skirted plate, 0.2 ml polypropylene wells, a polycarbonate frame with a flat deck, and a cut corner at A12


Our FrameStar® PCR plates have a two-component design which combines the advantages of thin wall polypropylene tubes for optimum PCR results, and a rigid polycarbonate skirt and deck for highest thermal stability and rigidity. In contrast to standard one-piece PCR plates, evaporation from corner positions and outer rows of wells is minimal, which allows for downscaling of reagent volumes and therefore saves costs. 


For more information on the features and benefits of the FrameStar® range of 2-component PCR plates, please click here »

Specifically designed to be directly compatible with all major thermal cyclers, this plate can be used directly in ABi™ 96 well instruments without any adaptors.  The rigid 2 component design eliminates warping and distortion during PCR, making it ideal for use with robotic systems.

The semi-skirt allows for labelling or barcoding.



Plate Features:


  • Cut corner at A12 - for a variety of plate with a cut corner at H1, click here »


  • Perfect for ABi thermal cyclers & sequencers


  • 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


  • 0.2 ml (200 µl) working volume, 0.3 ml (300µl) total tube volume


  • 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


  • Available barcoded



Now available 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 the reflection of light in fluorescent based assays used in real-time PCR (qPCR).  This leads to abetter 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® 96 well 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, users don't need to recalibrate their instruments. Find it below with the product code 4ti-0772.



frosted wells compared with clear



Now Available - Ethylene Oxide Treated PCR Consumables for Forensic Use


Forensic applications demand the highest quality consumables. Avoiding external DNA contamination is of utmost importance and as a result high demands are placed upon manufacturers of products for use throughout the workflow.


At 4titude®, we have a stringently controlled cleanroom production facility certified, according to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, for production of DNA and RNA free products. Following cleanroom production, 4titude®'s consumables for forensic use are packed into ethylene oxide permeable bags and then subjected to ethylene oxide sterilisation. This 2-step processing ensures complete removal of any amplifiable DNA.


The plates for forensic use are available to order as product code 4ti-OX770/C/SBC.





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



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FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted PCR Plate, clear wells, purple frame

FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted PCR Plate, clear wells, blue frame

FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted PCR Plate, clear wells, clear frame

FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted PCR Plate, clear wells, clear frame

FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted PCR Plate, clear wells, green frame

FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted PCR Plate, clear wells, red frame

FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted PCR Plate, clear wells, black frame

FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted PCR Plate for Forensic Use, clear wells, clear frame,

Ethylene Oxide treated, single barcode

FrameStar® 96 Well Semi Skirted qPCR Plate, white wells, black frame

FrameStar® 96 Well ABi Optical Style Plate, frosted wells, clear frame

FrameStar® 96 Well ABi Optical Style Plate, frosted wells, clear frame













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