Eppendorf assay plates are optimized for measuring absorbance assays in the visible and UV range, fluorescence and chemiluminescence assays. Solid plates are suitable for top-reading plate readers. Clear plates and black/clear plates can be used with top- and bottom-reading plate readers.
The black Eppendorf Microplates are ideal for fluorescence detection. An excellent signal-to-noise ratio provides low detection limits in assays – for clear signals even with low-concentration samples! The white Eppendorf Microplates maximize reflection for high sensitivity during detection of luminescence or weak fluorescence signals.
Superior signal-to-noise ratio
Minimized autofluorescence and autoluminescence results in higher quality of results. Example (see also image): Fluorescence assay with Eppendorf black assay plate. Comparison of the signal–to–noise ratio in a DNA quantification using the fluorescent dye PicoGreen®. Black Eppendorf® Microplates and black microplates of other manufacturers were used. PP = polypropylene, PS = polystyrene.
For more information see:
› Application Note 203: Eppendorf Polypropylene Microplates – Highest sensitivity for fluorescence measurements in black plates.
› Application Note 215: Performance evaluation of white Eppendorf Polypropylene Microplates using the Promega CellTiter-Glo® Luminescent Assay.
Eppendorf Microplate UV-VIS
features an ultrathin film bottom. This ensures an excellent light transmission in the UV range. For more information see Application Note 203: Factor based quantification of nucleic acid concentrations in the Eppendorf PlateReader AF2200 using the Eppendorf Microplate UV–VIS.
The solid black and white assay plates
are made of polypropylene. Resulting in high resistance to chemicals, mechanical stress and temperature extremes.