Vari-Plate™ Frames & Vari-Plates™

Rigid polycarbonate frame, for use with Vari-Strips™; available for use on Roche LightCycler® 480 and for universal use

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Overview

Rigid polycarbonate frame, for use with Vari-Strips™;  available for use on Roche LightCycler® 480 and for universal use

  • These Vari-Plate™ frames are molded from rigid polycarbonate for use with our polypropylene Vari-Strips™
  • The Vari-Strips™ are inserted into the Vari-Plate™ frames to form a complete plate, part plate, or individual strip with an easy-to-handle frame
  • As the Vari-Strips™ are interchangeable with the Vari-Plate™ frames, the frames themselves are re-usable; simply purchase more Vari-Strips™ to use
  • Vari-Plate™ frames can be purchased separately, or pre-loaded with Vari-Strips™

Key Features

  • Free from DNase, RNase, human genomic DNA, and endotoxin/pyrogen

Tube strips (Vari-Strips™)

  • Vari-Strips™ have ultra-smooth, uniform, thin-walled polypropylene tubes for optimum PCR and real-time (RT-qPCR) results
  • Vari-Strips™ have a low profile 0.1 ml (100 µl) working volume, with a 0.2 ml (200 µl) total well capacity when used with sealing options
  • Raised well rims prevent cross contamination and facilitate effective sealing for reduced evaporation

Frames

  • Rigid polycarbonate frames, which reduce thermal expansion and sample evaporation during PCR, leading to improved consistency in PCR results
  • Alphanumeric grid reference to aid well and sample identification

Use

  • Compatible with standard multichannel pipettes

Options

  • Available as a 96 Well Skirted Frame for universal use
  • Also available as a 96 Well Semi-Skirted Frame, Roche Style for use with the Roche LightCycler® 480
  • Frames can be purchased on their own or pre-loaded with Vari-Strips™
  • Vari-Strips™ are available with clear wells
  • Vari-Strips™ also available with white wells, giving the highest sensitivity and consistency for fluorescent detection during qPCR
  • Available barcoded upon request; learn more about our barcoding options

Specifications

Technical specifications

Parameter Value
Vari-Plate™ 96 Well Skirted Frame
Plate length 127.76 ± 0.25 mm
Plate width 85.48 ± 0.25 mm
Plate height 16.10 ± 0.25 mm
Well depth 15.10 ± 0.10 mm
Well diameter 5.50 ± 0.10 mm
Distance to center of A1 from top edge 11.24 ± 0.25 mm
Distance to center of A1 from left edge 14.38 ± 0.25 mm
Pitch (distance between A1 and A2) 9.00 mm
Vari-Plate™ 96 Well Semi-Skirted Frame, Roche Style
Plate length 127.70 ± 0.25 mm
Plate width 85.48 ± 0.25 mm
Plate height 15.60 ± 0.25 mm
Well depth 15.10 ± 0.10 mm
Well diameter 5.50 ± 0.10 mm
Distance to center of A1 from top edge 11.24 ± 0.25 mm
Distance to center of A1 from left edge 14.38 ± 0.25 mm
Pitch (distance between A1 and A2) 9.00 mm

Compatibility

Vari-Plate™ 96 Well Skirted Frame

  • AGILENT/STRATAGENE
    • Thermal Cyclers (96 well block): Robocycler Gradient
    • qPCR Cyclers (96 well block): AriaMx
  • ANALYTIK JENA/BIOMETRA
    • Thermal Cyclers (96 well block): Flexcycler2 | T1 Thermocycler | T1 Thermocycler | Tgradient | Tone | Tadvanced | TProfessional (Standard/Basic) Gradient/XL | Trobot 96 | SpeedCycler2 (SP, SPR)
  • BIO-RAD
    • Thermal Cyclers (96 well block): C1000 Touch | S1000
    • qPCR Cyclers (96 well block): CFX96 Touch | CFX 96 Touch Deep Well | CFX connect
  • BIO-RAD MJ RESEARCH
    • Thermal Cyclers (96 well block): PCT100™/200™/220™/221™/225™/240™
    • qPCR Cyclers (96 well block): Chromo4™ | Opticon2™
  • EPPENDORF
    • Thermal Cyclers (96 well block): MasterCycler® ep/ep gradient/Pro/Pro S/nexus/nexus gradient/nexus SX1/nexus GSX1
    • qPCR Cyclers (96 well block): MasterCycler™ ep realplex
  • GE HEALTHCARE/AMERSHAM
    • Sequencers (96 well block): MegaBACE™ 500 | MegaBACE™ 1000 mark 2
  • PEQLAB/VWR
    • Thermal Cyclers (96 well block): peqSTAR 96X
  • SENSOQUEST
    • Thermal Cyclers (96 well block): Labcycler
  • TECHNE
    • Thermal Cyclers (96 well block): TC412 | TC512 | Genius | Genius Quad | Touchgene | Touchgene Gradient | Flexigene
    • qPCR Cyclers (96 well block): Quantica

 

Vari-Plate™ 96 Well Semi-Skirted Frame, Roche Style

  • ROCHE
    • qPCR Cyclers (96 well block): LC96 | LC480

For recommended plate options depending on manufacturer, block type, and instrument please refer to the 4titude Plate Instrument Compatibility Table.

Ordering

Product codes

Part number Description
Vari-Plate™ 96 Well Skirted Frame
Rigid polycarbonate frame, white, cut corner H1; for universal use
4ti-0757-F empty frame; 10 frames
4ti-0753/757 4ti-0757-F pre-loaded with Vari-Strips™, white; 50 plates
4ti-0753/C/757 4ti-0757-F pre-loaded with Vari-Strips™, clear; 50 plates
Vari-Plate™ 96 Well Semi-Skirted Frame, Roche Style
Rigid polycarbonate frame, white, cut corner H12; designed for use on Roche LighCycler® 480
4ti-0950W-F empty frame; 10 frames
4ti-0753/950W 4ti-0950W-F pre-loaded with Vari-Strips™, white; 50 plates
Vari-Strip™ 8 Well PCR Tube Strips, Low Profile
Low profile, 0.1 ml polypropylene wells, working volume: <100 µl, total well capacity: 200 µl
4ti-0753 white; 120 tube strips
4ti-0753/C clear; 120 tube strips
Combi packs
4ti-0754 4ti-0753 + strips of 8 flat optical caps; 120 tube strips + 120 cap strips
4ti-0754/C 4ti-0753/C + strips of 8 flat optical caps; 120 tube strips + 120 cap strips
On hold*
4ti-0910W-F Vari-Plate™ 96 Well Semi-Skirted Frame, ABI® FastPlate Style, white; 10 frames
4ti-0753/C/910W 4ti-0910W-F pre-loaded with Vari-Strips™, clear; 50 plates

*Please contact us for more information