Alpaqua offers two (2) 96-well magnet plates, the 96R Ring Magnet Plate and the 96S Super Magnet Plate, which provide efficient magnetic bead separation for a variety of applications.
- Integrated spring cushion technology for complete liquid removal without tip occlusion
- Ring magnets provide for rapid bead capture and allow complete removal of supernatants, wash buffers and eluates from the well bottom
- Optimized for robotic access
- Strong NdFeB magnets for efficient bead capture
- Compatible with common magnetic bead chemistries and protocols including NGS
96R & 96S Ring Magnets
The Alpaqua 96R and 96S magnet plates contain ring-shaped Neodymium-Iron-Boron (NdFeB) magnets which lead to rapid magnetic bead segregation in a circle around the perimeter of each well bottom. This leaves a bead-free area of several millimeters in diameter in the center of the well allowing pipet tips to efficiently aspirate sample supernatant, wash fluids, or eluates. The 96S Magnet plate contains stronger magnets than the 96R, which allows for faster magnetic bead separation.
Integrated Spring Cushion Technology
All Alpaqua magnet plates contain integrated Spring Cushion Technology. This technology allows plates to give way when tips come in contact with a well bottom, thus compensating for physical tolerances between labware and pipettors that can compromise precision aspiration.
Alpaqua 96R Ring Magnet Plate
The 96R contains 96 ring-shaped Neodymium-Iron-Boron (NdFeB) magnets.
These magnet plates are ideal for separation volumes up to 350µl in 96-well PCR plates (skirted or non-skirted) and round-bottom microplates.
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Alpaqua 96S Super Magnet Plate
The 96S contains 96 ring-shaped Neodymium-Iron-Boron (NdFeB) magnets which are stronger than those in the 96R Ring Magnet Plate. Use the 96S Super Magnet Plates for large volume separations up to 1ml, or for
faster separations in smaller volumes.
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Alpaqua 96R and 96S Magnet Plates (A001219 and A001322) are compatible with a variety of microplate types such as PCR plates, deepwell plates, U- & V-bottom plates and most skirted, non-skirted, and semi-skirted 96-well PCR plates. (One example of a PCR plate that does NOT work is the full-skirted Eppendorf® twin.tec 96 well PCR plate because the wells do not reach far enough into the magnet ring. The semi-skirted and non-skirted versions of this plate are fine.). This product is generally not recommended for use with flat bottom plates.
Below is a list of sample plates we have used over the years that work well. This list is not comprehensive. There are many plates not specifically listed below that are fully compatible with 96R and 96S Magnet Plates. If you would like to use a plate that is not on the list, submit a sample to Alpaqua and we will test it.
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