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

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

Product Info

Product Information

Technical Drawing of FrameStar® 96 Well Semi-Skirted PCR Plate

Standard profile, 0.2 ml polypropylene wells, semi-skirted polycarbonate frame, cut corner H1; universal semi-skirted plate designed for use on standard thermal cyclers

The rigid FrameStar® 2-component design eliminates warping and distortion during PCR, making it ideal for use with robotic systems. The semi-skirted allows for labelling or barcoding for sample tracking.

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

Technical Specifications

Plate Width127.76 ± 0.25 mm
Plate Depth85.48 ± 0.25 mm
Plate Height20.70 ± 0.25 mm
Well Depth20.20 ± 0.10 mm
Well Diameter5.46 ± 0.10 mm
Distance to centre of A1 from top edge11.24 ± 0.25 mm
Distance to centre of A1 from left edge14.38 ± 0.25 mm
Pitch (distance between A1 and A2)9.00 mm


Plate Features

  • Cut corner at H1 - for a similar plate with a cut corner at A12 for use with ABI® thermal cyclers and sequencers, click here »
  • 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 (300 µl) total well capacity
  • Also available with white wells for optimum signal-to-noise ratio when using fluorescent based assays (4ti-0901)
  • Raised and colour differentiated grid reference to aid well and sample identification
  • Available barcoded


This plate is available with linear Code 128-format barcodes to aid identification and traceability for your samples. To order your plates with barcodes, simply add /SBC to the end of the ordering code for Standard Single Barcoding, /DBC for Standard Double Barcoding, /TBC for Standard Triple Barcoding, or /QBC for Standard Quadruple Barcoding (see Barcoding for more details).






AGILENT / STRATAGENE Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) Robocycler Gradient
qPCR Cyclers (96 well block) Mx3000P™ | Mx3005P™
ANALYTIK JENA / BIOMETRA Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) Flexcycler2 | T1 Thermocycler | Tgradient | Tone | Tadvanced | TProfessional (Standard / Basic) Gradient / XL | Trobot 96 | SpeedCycler 2 (SP, SPR)
qPCR Cyclers (96 well block) qTower™ / G / touch | Toptical
BIOER TECHNOLOGIES Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) Gene Touch 96
BIO-RAD Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) C1000 Touch | S1000 | iCycler™ | MyCycler™ | T100
qPCR Cyclers (96 well block) MyiQ™ | iCycler™ IQ / IQ 4 / IQ 5
BIO-RAD MJ RESEARCH Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) Personal | PTC100™ / 200™ / 220™ / 221™ / 225™ / 240™
qPCR Cyclers (96 well block) Chromo4™
CORBET RESEARCH Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) (Quiagen) Palm Cycler
EPPENDORF Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) MasterCycler® ep / ep gradient / Pro / Pro S / nexus / nexus gradient / nexus SX1 / nexus GSX1
qPCR Cyclers (96 well block) Mastercycler™ ep realplex
PEQLAB / VWR Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) peqSTAR 96X
SENSOQUEST Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) Labcycler
TAKARA Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) Dice touch | Gradient
TECHNE Thermal Cyclers (96 well block) Prime | PrimeG | Prime Elite | Prime Elite Satellite | PCRmax Alpha cycler 1 / 2/ 4 | TC412 | TC512 | Genius | Genius Quad | Touchgene | Touchgene Gradient | Flexigene

For recommended plate options please refer to the Instrument Compatibility Table.



FrameStar® 96 Well Semi-Skirted PCR Plate

Standard profile, 0.2 ml PP wells, PC frame, cut corner H1, working volume: <200 µl, total well capacity: 300 µl




4ti-0900/C clear wells, clear frame 50 plates
4ti-0901 white wells, clear frame 50 plates

Sealing Options

Sealing Options

There are a number of sealing options available to this plate, depending on the application and desired outcome.

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