Product News: Microplate Sealer Combines Ease-of-Use and Excellent Repeatability…

16 Sep 2009

Porvair Sciences has announced a new budget priced, semi-automatic thermal microplate sealer - the MiniSeal Plus. Building on the proven track record of Porvair's popular MiniSeal microplate sealer - the MiniSeal Plus brings you enhanced comfort and safety in use, together with unmatched repeatability in sealing plates of many different types and sizes.

Designed for laboratories needing to seal small to medium numbers (10-50) of plates each day, the MiniSeal Plus is compact, easy to use and simple to install. Unlike bigger automated sealers, MiniSeal Plus does not require a compressed air supply to operate. Instead, all operations are electronically controlled through the splash-proof keypad, meaning the MiniSeal Plus can be installed, up to temperature and sealing your plates within minutes of unpacking. The compact footprint (H 310 x D275 x W 181mm) means MiniSeal Plus will fit just about anywhere on your lab bench, or inside a fume hood if required.

Rapid heat-up, real-time display of sealing head temperature, automatic plate height detection and pre-cut sealing films combine to set a new benchmark in simple and convenient plate sealing. The proprietary microplate insertion "drawer" design ensures quiet operation and eliminates any health & safety risks, whilst an energy saving mode protects the environment. Full microprocessor control allows you to programme the optimal sealing time and temperature for each plate type in use, whilst preventing damage caused by "over sealing".

The MiniSeal Plus can be used with any ANSI/SBS standard footprint plate up to 48mm high and with most currently available PCR plates. Adaptors may be required for operation with certain types of plates. Sealing can be achieved with plates formed from polystyrene, polypropylene and the new COC / COP cyclo-olefin polymers. Sealing films come in a range of materials suitable for storage, transport, temporary or long-term sealing and piercing.