Eppendorf Cell Culture Plates are tailored for the expansion of smaller cell numbers as well as for cell-based assays. Qualification of cell morphology and cell performance can be especially critical in those steps. We optimized the optical performance by enhancement of the planarity, material clarity, and reduction of the liquid meniscus to facilitate both manual and automated read-out. Contrast rich alphanumeric OptiTrack labeling allows for easy orientation and fast identification of individual wells. The new chimney-well design avoids inhomogeneous growth of cells in the outer ring of wells which reduces costs and increases efficiency. If cells need to spend more time outside of the incubator, filling the inter-well spaces of the plate will keep the temperature stable and prevent unwanted temperature shifts. The lid and plate bottom can easily be differentiated providing extra safety in transportation and stacking.
Improved assay results
The outer moat of the 96–well plate can be filled with liquid due to the innovative new chimney–well design of the plates. Thus inhomogeneous assay results due to the “edge effect” can be minimized.
Optimized microscopical performance
The enhancement of the planarity, superior material clarity and reduction of the menicus of liquids in the wells facilitate every step where manual or automated read–out is necessary. Shadow interference in imaging area is significantly reduced a shown in comparison to a competitor plate.
A pronounced corrugation of the plate lid and a smaller lid makes workin with Eppendorf Cell Culture Plates extremely comfortable and safe.