Microplates

Discover better results with the right microplate

 

Covering a vast array of application areas, PerkinElmer microplates have been engineered to deliver the highest-quality data for applications ranging from high-throughput screening to cellular imaging.

 

Microplate Selection Guide
Application AlphaPlate* CellCarrier Ultra CulturPlate Hardshell PCR IsoPlate OptiPlate* ProxiPlate SpectraPlate* StorPlate ViewPlate* VisiPlate
Imaging   🗸               🗸  
Fluorescence assays         🗸 🗸 🗸     🗸 🗸
Luminescence assays 🗸   🗸   🗸 🗸 🗸     🗸 🗸
Absorbance/
colorimetric assays
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Radiometric assays         🗸   🗸       🗸
Cell culture     🗸     🗸**       🗸**     🗸**   🗸**
NGS       🗸              
Storage
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*Select plates available in 1/2 area     **Tissue-culture treated only                                                                                     Learn more in the PerkinElmer microplate knowledgebase


 

Research applications

High-quality microplates for TR-FRET, HTRF, Alpha, radiometric, luminescence, fluorescence, and others for general research.

OptiPlate™ microplates

Our most versatile microplate

  • For use in many applications, assays, and instruments
  • Optimized well design and high quality plastics minimize background and crosstalk
  • Uniquely engineered to be the same height for 96-, 384- and 1536-well plates, with extraordinary well flatness for ease in automation

ProxiPlate™ microplates

Shallow-well microplates offering closer proximity to the analyzer's detector for increased counting effciency

  • Ideal for Scintillation Proximity Assays with the TopCount™ Microplate Scintillation and Luminescence Counter
  • Low reagent volumes for efficient time-resolved fluorescent assays
  • Pinch bar design for optimal robotic processing

CulturPlate™ microplates

Optimized for cellular assays to reduce background and crosstalk

  • Tissue-culture treated and sterilized by gamma-irradiation to facilitate adherent cell growth
  • Uniquely engineered to be the same height for 96-, 384- and 1536-well plates
  • Designed with extraordinary well flatness for ease in automation

AlphaPlate™ microplates

Specifically designed for AlphaScreen® and AlphaLISA® assays

  • Uniquely engineered to reduce crosstalk
  • Available in light gray 96-, 384- and 1536-well formats
  • Shallow-well option offers closer proximity to the analyzer's detector, and miniaturize assays to reduce cost

SpectraPlate™ microplates

Transparent polystyrene plates for either top- or bottom-reading microplate readers

  • Medium binding affinity
  • Ideally suited for assays that do not require anchoring of cells or other reagents to the surface of the plate

IsoPlate™ microplates

Designed specifically for the MicroBeta instrument

  • For use in isotopic radiometric, SPA, cell-based fluorescence or luminescence assays
  • Available with black or white frame in 96-clear well format

VisiPlate™ microplates

Designed specifically for the MicroBeta instrument

  • 24-well polystyrene clear-bottom microplates
  • For use in isotopic radiometric, SPA, cell based-fluorescence or luminescence assays

HTRF low-volume microplates

All the benefits of HTRF with ELISA plate ease of use

  • Low-volume wells for low sample consumption
  • Compatible with all HTRF assays, including second messengers, phospho-proteins, cytokines and biomarkers

Polypropylene microplates

Optimized for automated plate handling

  • Medical grade polypropylene reduces leachables and minimizes cell binding
  • Available in round and V-bottom formats


 

Cell imaging

Microplates for microscopy and high-content screening offering the lowest plate bottom for superior image acquisition.

CellCarrier™ Ultra microplates

Optimized for cell culture to deliver superior images and data in high-content applications

  • Optimal clarity and fast autofocusing from excellent flatness of the plate bottom
  • Superior images from high optical quality of cyclic olefin imaging surface
  • Better access when using water immersion and high NA objectives with ultra-low plate bottom
  • Reduced evaporation from new design, low-profile polystyrene lid
  • Available with different coatings to suit your application

ViewPlate™ microplates

High-quality glass bottomed plates engineered for bottom reading systems and high-content imaging.

  • Ideal optical properties from perfectly flat glass bottom
  • Useful for imaging, fluorescence, luminescence and absorbance assays
  • Less suitable for cell culture, unless TC treated and protein coated
  • Available with different coatings to suit your application


 

Cell culture

Microplates designed to improve consistency and reliability of cell growth for general cell culture as well as 3D cell culture.


 

Next Generation Sequencing

Microplates for Next Generation Sequencing used in sample preparation workflows.


 

Storage

Microplates for storing reagents, biomolecules, or other samples.

CulturPlate™ microplates

Optimized for cellular assays to reduce background and crosstalk

  • Tissue-culture treated and sterilized by gamma-irradiation to facilitate adherent cell growth
  • Uniquely engineered to be the same height for 96-, 384- and 1536-well plates
  • Designed with extraordinary well flatness for ease in automation

Hardshell PCR plates

PCR plates designed for robotic handling and thermal cycling

  • Low-profile, thin-wall (polypropylene) blue frame with clear wells
  • Available in 96-, 384-well formats
  • Free of DNase, RNase and human genomic DNA

StorPlate™ microplates

Polypropylene plates specifically designed for compound storage

  • Manufactured from virgin polypropylene
  • Guaranteed solvent resistance (DMSO compatible)
  • Suitable for use at temperatures down to -80°C
  • DNAse, RNAse and pyrogen free (certification available)