Aliquoting Agar Containing Solutions with the MicroFlo™ Select Dispenser
13 May 2008
Agar is a commonly used agent to produce a semisolid substrate for cellular growth studies. Traditionally petri dishes have been used as the mold of choice, but the advent of microplates has allowed the miniaturization of container. While the use of 96-well microplates has reduced the size and increased the numbers of individual experiments, the diminutive size of wells has made dispensing agar containing solutions more difficult. This application note describes the use of the MicroFlo™ Select Dispenser from BioTek Instruments to easily and reliably dispense hot molten agar solutions into 96- and 384-well microplates.