Preventing Edge Effect In Microplates Microplates are essential tools for the assay biologist, whether performing biochemical or cell-based assays. Biochemical and cell-based assays share the issue of edge effect. The primary cause for the “edge effect” phenomenon is evaporation and is commonly associated with 96-well microplates. “Edge effect” is an issue attributed to the increased […]
What Is A Plate Reader?
Intro To Plate Readers Microplate readers are also referred to as plate readers are laboratory instruments designed to detect biological, chemical or physical events in microplates¹ via the measurements of light. Plate readers are commonly found in many laboratories and are widely used for many applications across a wide range of disciplines, including life sciences, research, […]
ANSI/SLAS Microplate Standards
ANSI/SLAS Microplate Standards (ANSI/SLAS 1 to 4 – 2004) The Society For Laboratory Automation And Screening (SLAS) is not a standardizing organization, they are a society that provides a working group the ability and platform to standardize along with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI The American National Standards Institute is a private, non-profit […]