What is PCR?

PCR is Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)  PCR, or the polymerase chain reaction, is a chemical reaction that molecular biologists use to amplify pieces of DNA. This reaction allows a single or a few copies of DNA to be replicated into millions or billions of copies.

What Are PCR Tubes?

PCR Tubes Pipette.com offers a variety of PCR Tubes which are designed with a thin and flexible wall for optimal efficiency during heat transfers. The combination of a thin, flexible, even thickness, and transparent wall gives your samples stability while increasing efficiency. All of our PCR Tubes can be used for real time PCR (qPCR). PCR tubes are easy to open but provide a tight seal to prevent evaporation during the PCR process.  PCR tubes and PCR Strip tubes are Manufactured to be PCR Clean to safeguard against outside contamination and ensure proper results during PCR processes.  Designed to fit perfectly into different thermocyclers, these tubes feature flat caps that allow scientists and technicians to label samples easily.

What is the Difference Between PCR Strip Tubes and PCR Tubes?

Low profile PCR Tubes and PCR Strip Tubes are ideal for fast PCR and low volume reactions while improving light capture in fluorescence assays.  With some PCR strip tubes having low clearance and volume, they are easily able to fit into most microplate readers.

PCR Strip tubes and caps are a unique solution for laboratories seeking fast, adjustable set up for processes.  Manufactured with virgin polypropylene within a clean room environment, PCR strip tubes can be cut into individual tubes, small groups of tubes, or left in the original string of tubes, typically 8.  The flexibility of the number of tubes allows for greater ease of use within the laboratory, not requiring you to individually pull out multiple tubes.

Designed to provide the highest convenience and quality when carrying out PCR protocols, PCR strip tubes consist of typically eight individually-capped thin wall tubes with a robust link between tubes. The robust inter-well linkage between each tube of the PCR Strip Tubes makes the tubes rigid, decreasing the chance of spillage. PCR Strip Tubes are built to fit together snugly with the angular design inside a thermal cycler and PCR plates. PCR Strip Tubes features include; ultra-thin walls for efficient thermal transfer and maximum yield, robust flex-free strips, and flat and domed optically clear caps. These PCR Strip Tubes are ideally designed for real-time PCR (qPCR). Caps have a patented 45° angular attachment that prevents cap hinges and lips from interfering with other caps, allowing for easier operation in an SBS format rack. The unique two-material manufacturing creates the perfect environment for consistent, reliable qPCR performance. White wells offer enhanced fluorescence reflection and optically clear caps ensure that the fluorescent signal is passed through unaffected.

What are PCR Plates?

PCR Plates Also known as 96 Well PCR Plates, 96 Well Microtiter Plates, 96 Well ELISA Plates, 96 Well Assay Plates and 96 Well Microplates. There are a variety of 96 Well Plates including 96 Well PCR Plates, 96 Well Microtiter Plates, 96 Well ELISA Plates, 96 Well Assay Plates and 96 Well Microplates are all available. Pipette.com offers several different varieties of 96 Well Plates from a variety of manufacturers including BrandTech, CAPP, Eppendorf, Simport and SSI. Some of the key 96 Well Plates include those designed for PCR work as well as Eppendorf twin.tec and Simport plates – extremely thin walled for optimal heat transfer. 96 Well Plates are available in skirted, semi-skirted, unskirted and low profile plate formats. These 96 Well Plates fit most of the PCR instruments that are currently on the market. The sterility qualities of these 96 Well Plates ensures that they are RNase, DNase and PCR Inhibitor FREE.