The 96R and 96S magnet plates are the original "SPRIPlates" designed by Agencourt Bioscience for use with the SPRI magnetic bead chemistry. These reliable workhorses are found in laboratories all over the world where they are used in a wide variety of magnetic bead protocols.
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Ring magnets offer several benefits over post-style magnet plates:
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.
*U.S. Patent 6,755,384
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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