• Microplate Products for Screening, Target Validation and Lead Optimisation

Laboratory Products

Microplate Products for Screening, Target Validation and Lead Optimisation

Apr 30 2007

Porvair Sciences Ltd. chose Screening & MedChem Europe in Barcelona, Spain to present their latest products for screening, target validation and lead optimisation.

Visitors to Stand 22 will be able to review MiniSeal?, a new entry-level semi-automated thermal sealer developed for laboratories sealing small to medium batches of microplates. Designed for convenience, the compact MiniSeal only requires a single electrical outlet to operate. The need to site your thermal sealer near a compressed air source or a dedicated compressor is eliminated. Unlike hand-operated manual thermal sealers, the MiniSeal uses a pre-set sealing pressure to deliver highly reproducible plate seals time after time. The versatile device is capable of producing an accurate and tight seal on any SBS proposed standard, deep well or PCR microplate from 3 to 62mm in height.

For laboratories that require the flexibility of concentrating samples in both 96- and 384-well microplates Porvair Sciences' Ultravap? sample concentrator will be of particular interest. Targeted to remove the traditional laboratory bottleneck of solvent evaporation from 96- or 384-well microplates prior to analysis or reconstitution in buffer, the Ultravap provides the edge to laboratories looking to optimise microplate sample preparation productivity. Significant increases in sample throughput are achieved through advanced evaporator head technology and an innovative manifold design, which directly injects heated nitrogen into each individual well of the microplate simultaneously. The system is proven to remove even the most stubborn solvents in just minutes.

At this important international meeting Porvair will also display their expanded range of low volume 384-well plates. Providing a liquid capacity of just 30ul per well each low volume 384-well plate is designed to enable drug discovery laboratories to conserve valuable sample and reagents. Other products on display will include Porvair's comprehensive range of Krystal? clear-bottomed microplates for photometric and cell counting applications as well as its range of deep well plates for sample storage and combinatorial chemistry.