These nonsterile polycarbonate microplates, designed for PCR, fit most commonly-used thermal cyclers. With ultra-thin walls for efficient heat transfer, they reduce cycling time and enhance thermal cycler performance. The plates are thermally stable up to 135Â°C (275Â°F). For oil-free operation, plates must be used with sealing tape or a sealing mat, and in conjunction with thermal cyclers with heated lids. Aluminum sealing tape is recommended for applications requiring puncturing and hot starts on thermal cyclers. Can be removed easily without ripping or tearing. Sealing tape prevents evaporation and enables oil-free operation when used with thermal cyclers with heated lids.