Product News: Pall Introduces Next Generation AcroPrep Advance Filter Plates

26 Feb 2010


Pall Corporation introduces its next generation 96-well filter plate that delivers consistency and reproducibility in applications, such as neonatal screening and multiplexing. The Pall AcroPrepTM Advance filter plate employs new design features that provide uniform filtration rates, lowers hold-up volumes and ensures consistent sample/bead recovery from the wells.

Pall’s newest AcroPrep filter plates address the most stringent sample preparation requirements while lowering the expenses associated with sample loss and contamination. Redesigned membrane sealing technology maximizes sample recovery and ensures even filtration rates well to well. The optimized outlet tip design minimizes weeping during incubations as well as the formation of post-filtration hanging drops. The biologically inert housing of the plates facilitates low non-specific binding of target analytes, maximizing sample recovery. These new design features translate into superior performance over competitive plates. Examples of this include faster acquisition times for multiplexing applications, as well as more consistent enzymatic responses in neonatal screening assays.

“The AcroPrep Advance filter plates have been developed to address the needs of key diagnostic assays,” said Emily Berlin, Senior Marketing Manager at Pall Life Sciences. “These plates have been optimized to ensure superior performance where consistency and reproducibility are critical. Our new plate line offers advanced performance from well-to-well, plate-to-plate and lot-to-lot.”

Engineered to minimize sample hold-up, the new well design significantly improves filtration rates and sample recovery to ensure assay reproducibility. Plus, the new AcroPrep plates reduce weeping, which is a common problem during incubation periods or after multiple filter-wash-incubation steps. Pall’s new AcroPrep Advance filter plates meet SBS/ANSI guidelines for manual, semi-automated and automated processing. Additional plates in Pall’s product portfolio are used for general filtration, lysate clarification, nucleic acid and protein purification applications.