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Microplate Microarrays


Arrayit offers innovative microplate and glass substrate slide solutions for microplate formatted microarray experimentation.

Table of Contents

  • Product Descriptions
  • Glass Specifications
  • Microarray Microplate Hardware
  • Technical Assistance
  • Ordering Information
  • Warranty

Product Descriptions
Now the best microarray glass and surface chemistries are available in the widely used microplate format. These substrates can be used with the NanoPrint microarrayer, 946 Spotting Device and microplate track modules, which are designed for high throughput manufacturing in the 96 well format. These tools allow printing of 1,000 spots in each 96- well sub-array.

All of our surface chemistries set the standard for all microarray applications. Follow these links for more information on performance, protocols and applications.

  • SuperClean substrates are untreated and are delivered ready to use for custom surface chemistry preparation applications. This superior glass is cut to precision dimensions and polished to atomic flatness (50 over 76 mm) to provide the most homogenous surface available in industry. SuperClean Microarray Substrates have an average flatness of 2.0 nm or 20 angstroms, which corresponds to approximately 10 silicon dioxide bonds.
  • SuperAmine chemistry is used to immobilized unmodified long oligos and cDNAs for gene expression microarrays.
  • SuperAldehyde is used to immobilized amino modified oligos, amino modified cDNA, proteins, cells, lysates, tissues, etc. This surface is specifically useful in immobilizing short oligos for SNP detection microarrays. SuperAldehyde has been used in many protein microarray applications.
  • SuperEpoxy chemistry is great for protein microarrays. It is also an excellent surface to immobilize cells, tissues, and carbohydrates.
  • Custom chemistries available, please call for a quote.


Figure 1.
Many surface chemistries for available for both substrate slides and microplates.

Glass Description and Specifications
The glass used for these substrates has been especially manufactured exclusively for this application. This is highly polished glass to create superior homogeneity. No other microarray surface in the world can match our quality. Glass substrates of this optical quality are routinely sold at $300 dollars each by some vendors in industry.

1. Standard Plate Size format (75 mm x 118 mm x 0.960 mm)
3. Flat to <50 over 76 mm span
4. Refractive index of 1.52 (400-700 nm)
5. Transmission of >91 % (380-700 nm)
6. Thermal strain point: 490C
7. Harder than normal glass
8. Extended shelf life


Figure 2. Fully-assembled 96-well microarray microplate hardware.


Figure 3. Microplate glass substrate (77 mm x 118 mm) with 96-well teflon mask pattern to demarcate each of the ninety-six 7.7 mm x 7.7 mm wells.


Figure 4. Microplate hardware (Cat. MMP96) base with 96-well plate-sized (77 mm x 118 mm) glass available in SuperClean, SuperAmine, SuperAldehyde, and SuperEpoxy surface chemistries.


Figure 5. Bottom view of a 96-well microplate microarray assembly showing the water-tight gasket that separates the wells and prevents sample leakage during use.


Figure 6. Microplate Microarray Hardware (Cat. MMH96) from top to bottom: (1) self-sealing mat that opens for easy pipetting and seals to prevent evaporation, (2) 96-well hardware top with hand screws that attach to base, (3) flexible silicone gasket that prevents sample leakage between wells, (4) glass substrate (77 x 118 mm) with teflon grid pattern for unambiguous orientation, (5) hardware base with 96-well plate footprint to attaches to the hardware top to complete the 96-well apparatus. The microplate format is available as 4 standard glass substrate slides (25 x 76 mm) for users requiring a microplate format while maintaining a microarray format for printing and scanning (see Cat. MMH4x24).

Ordering Information

Product

Description

Catalog ID

Microplate SuperClean

Atomically smooth polished glass substrates, SiO2 surface cleaned at the atomic level, ready for custom surface chemistry or coating, 77 x 118 mm with ninety-six 7.7 x 7.7 mm wells, for use with Cat. MMH96 hardware, 5 microplates per package.

PMCG96

Microplate SuperAmine

Atomically smooth polished glass substrates, organo-amine surface chemistry for electrostatic attachment of DNA, proteins and other sample types, 77 x 118 mm with ninety-six 7.7 x 7.7 mm wells, for use with Cat. MMH96 hardware, 5 microplates per package.

PMMG96

Microplate SuperAldehyde

Atomically smooth polished glass substrates, organo-aldehyde surface chemistry for covalent attachment of amino-modified DNA, native proteins, peptides, and other sample types, 77 x 118 mm with ninety-six 7.7 x 7.7 mm wells, for use with Cat. MMH96 hardware, 5 microplates per package.

PMAG96

Microplate SuperEpoxy

Atomically smooth polished glass substrates, organo-epoxy surface chemistry for covalent attachment of native and amino-modified DNA, native proteins, peptides, and other sample types, 77 x 118 mm with ninety-six 7.7 x 7.7 mm wells, for use with Cat. MMH96 hardware, 5 microplates per package.

PMEG96

Microarray Microplate Hardware 1 x 96

Microarray microplate hardware that enables microarray experimentation on 77 x 118 mm glass microplate substrates, 1 each.

MMH96

Replacement

Gasket

Replacement silicone gasket for MMH96- well microplate hardware, 1 each.

GMMH96

Microarray Microplate Hardware 4 x 24

Microarray microplate hardware that enables microarray experimentation on 4 standard 25 x 76 mm glass substrate slides, 1 each.

MMH4X24

Replacement

Gasket

Replacement silicone gasket for MMH4x24 -4x24 glass substrate slide microplate hardware, 1 each.

GAHC4X24

Replacement

Gasket

Replacement silicone gasket for 1 x 24 single glass substrate slide hardware, 1 each.

GAHC1X24

Replacement

Gasket

Replacement silicone gasket for 1 x 16 glass substrate slide hardware, 1 each.

GAHC1X16

Warranty
ArrayIt Brand Super Microarray Substrate products have been scientifically developed and manufactured in a state-of-the-art class 100 cleanroom. All of these products are sold for research purposes only. Arrayit's products are not for use in human diagnostics or for drug purposes, nor are they to be administered to humans in any way. Extreme care and exact attention should be practiced in the use of the materials described herein. All Arrayit products are subject to extensive quality control and are guaranteed to perform as described when used properly. Any problems with these products should be reported to Arrayit immediately. Our liability is limited to the replacement of the product, or a full refund. Any misuse of this product is the full responsibility of the user, and Arrayit makes no warranty or guarantee under such circumstances
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