Product News: Reference guide to optimal microplate sealing

10 Jul 2008

Velocity11 (Menlo Park, CA), an Agilent Technologies company, and leading supplier of automation solutions has announced the release of a new and highly informative publication - 'Reference guide for optimal thermal microplate sealing'.

As an increasing number of laboratories look to gain the productivity benefits of storing samples in automation-friendly multi-well microplates the need to optimise the plate sealing process to safeguard sample integrity has become paramount. Achieving an optimal microplate seal depends on many factors including microplate design, construction material, batch-to-batch plate production consistency, microplate features, sealing parameters and the type of seal used.

The new 16-page guide includes a microplate sealing tips section, information on how to optimise sealing parameters when thermal sealing, a comprehensive FAQ section and an electronic PDF form designed to facilitate the capture of key information helpful when requesting technical/applications support.

The free-of-charge reference guide will be of interest to both those currently sealing microplates or those thinking about investing in a microplate sealing instrument.

A copy of `Reference guide for optimal thermal microplate sealing' is available on Velocity11's website accessed via the article webpage or can be obtained by contacting your local Velocity11 representative.