Can a needle pierce the Zone Free Sealing Film and will it reseal afterwards?

The Zone-Free Sealing Film is comprised of a 70 µm-thick polyethylene membrane that is easily pierced by single or multichannel Pipettors, robotic probes, HPLC/LCMS sampling systems, and handheld pipettes. There is no adhesive over each well aperture and the polyethylene film is inert and chemically resistant, withstanding temperature exposure ranging from -40 to 90 °C. The film does not reseal […]

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Can the U-2D™ Micro-Sample Management plate be used in my SPE manifold for 96-well plates?

The answer is most likely yes. The U-2D™ 96 well plate system integrates well for most SPE, filtration, or transfer needs.  The plate system meets ANSI/SLAS Microplate Standards for on-center well spacing and footprint dimensions.  This standards conformance allows the U-2D™ 96 well plate system to seamlessly integrate with both bench top equipment as well as automation units […]

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How to Define Custom Plate Measurements for the U-2D Micro-Sample Management System in the Waters Acquity Console software

The Waters Acquity UHPLC chromatography software is programmable for X,Y,Z sampling.  The pre-existing configurations are pre-programmed and stored for customers to get up and running fast.  The system expects to hit resistance within some tolerance of the configured heights, or it will error.  This is a ‘fail-safe’ to prevent damage to the autosampler if the […]

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Using the U-2D™ plates for multiple projects or in small sample sets

You can distinguish U-2D™ inserts (used vs. unused) by one of the following ways:      A. Used samples can be indicated on the silicone mat/film using a marker.       B. Alternatively, the film or mat can be cut with scissors to an appropriate size to protect unused inserts or to help keep track of used inserts.      […]

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