Application Note: Understanding the Relationship between Automation, Instrumentation and Microplates
15 December 2011

This application note describes the importance of choosing the correct microplate for an assay, as well as optimizing the reader for the microplate. Additionally, the importance of proper liquid handling and how inaccurate dispensing of a sample may negatively impact the results is presented. The goal is to
arm researchers with the tools needed to develop successful assays by providing a better understanding of the relationship between microplates, assays, and instrumentation.