"FrameStar® plates led to significantly better results and reduced evaporation compared to standard PCR plates."

Dr. Andreas Dahl, MPI f. Molekulare Genetik, Berlin, Germany

Product Info

Product Information

Technical Drawing of FrameStar® 192 Well Semi-Skirted PCR Plate

30 µl polypropylene wells, semi-skirted polycarbonate frame, cut corner A1, no grid reference; designed as a half size plate for smaller experiments

This ultimate cost saving plate design is perfect for smaller experiments whilst still allowing for low reaction volumes, saving you money on reagents and reducing wastage of empty, unneeded wells.

Additionally, two users can simultaneously prepare a 192-well plate each to combine them as a pseudo 384-well plate in the qPCR instrument, maximising the efficiency of instrument usage in busy labs.

Technical Specifications

Plate Width80.00 ± 0.25 mm
Plate Depth59.70 ± 0.25 mm
Plate Height10.10 ± 0.25 mm
Well Depth9.60 ± 0.10 mm
Well Diameter3.10 ± 0.10 mm
Distance to centre of A1 from top edge8.00 ± 0.25 mm
Distance to centre of A1 from left edge6.25 ± 0.25 mm
Pitch (distance between A1 and A2)4.50 mm


Plate Features

  • Recommended for lower sample throughput
  • Two plates can be combined to give the capacity of one full 384 well plate
  • Compatible with the majority of 384 well block PCR, qPCR and sequencing instruments
  • Matching PCR and qPCR seals are available
  • Recommended for low volume PCR
  • Rigid polycarbonate frame adds to the mechanical stability of the plate - as a result thermal expansion and sample evaporation is reduced significantly, leading to an improved consistency in PCR results
  • Ultra-smooth, uniform, thin-walled polypropylene tubes for optimum PCR and real-time (RT-qPCR) results
  • Improved seal integrity due to thermal stability of the frame
  • Compatible with standard multichannel pipettes
  • 30 µl working volume, 55 µl total well capacity






ABI® / LIFE TECHNOLOGIES / THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) GeneAmp® 9700 | Verity | Proflex | Multiblock system
AGILENT / STRATAGENE Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) SureCycler 8800
ANALYTIK JENA / BIOMETRA Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) Flexcycler2 | T1 Thermocycler | Tadvanced | TProfessional | Trobot 96 |
qPCR Cyclers (384 well block) qTOWER3 84 / 84G
BIOER TECHNOLOGIES Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) Gene Touch 384
BIO-RAD Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) C1000 Touch | S1000
qPCR Cyclers (384 well block) CFX384 Touch
BIO-RAD MJ RESEARCH Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) PCT200™ / 220™ / 221™ / 225™ / 240™
CORBETT RESEARCH Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) (Qiagen) Palm Cycler 384
EPPENDORF Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) MasterCycler® ep 384 / Pro 384
GE HEALTHCARE / AMERSHAM Sequencers (384 well block) MegaBACE™ 4000
PEQLAB / VWR Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) peqSTAR 384X
SENSOQUEST Thermal Cyclers (192 well block) Labcycler
Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) Labcycler
TECHNE Thermal Cyclers (384 well block) Prime | PrimeG | Prime Elite | Prime Elite Satellite | PCRmax Alpha cycler 1 / 2/ 4 | TC412 | TC512 | Genius | Genius Quad | Flexigene

For recommended plate options please refer to the Instrument Compatibility Table.



FrameStar® 192 Well Semi-Skirted PCR Plate

PP wells, PC frame, cut corner A1, no grid reference, working volume: 30 µl, total well capacity: 55 µl




4ti-0192/C clear wells, clear frame 40 plates

Sealing Options

Sealing Options

These plates can be sealed with either the qPCR seal (4ti-0560/HP) or PCR seal (4ti-0500/HP), which are available as half plate seals to match the size of this plate. For heat sealing options please contact 4titude.
See below for a selection:

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