Member since: 2014
Organization: Northwestern University
Application Area: Sealing 384 plates with clear and aluminum heat seals
"The sealer was very easy to set up and ready to seal pretty much out of the box. Works well, eliminates user error inherent in manual application of seals that leads to evaporation at corner and edge wells. My only complaint is the price of the seals, I would expect them to be cheaper than adhesive seals since we have to buy the sealer, and unfortunately they are not."
Use the PX1 PCR Plate Sealer for consistent, uniform sealing across the entire plate, minimizing evaporation during cycling. The small-footprint heat sealer is compatible with a wide range of PCR plates and different types of films and foils.
The intuitive touch-screen interface of the PX1 PCR Plate Sealer shows instrument status, platen temperature, protocol name, set temperature, and time. Sealing protocols can be stored and easily edited. The sealer can be programmed to automatically shut down after a user-defined period of idle time. Touching the display after shutdown will reactivate the display and the sealer will begin heating to the last set temperature.
The semi-automated PX1 PCR Plate Sealer provides fast, consistent sealing, removing human variability and increasing reproducibility. Uniform sealing over the whole plate is particularly important for low-volume samples where small amounts of evaporation can have significant effect. In qPCR experiments, differential evaporation from wells can lead to large standard deviations in the number of quantification cycles (Cq).