How can PCR tubes and plates be sealed?
BRAND offers PCR tubes and strips with domed and flat caps. Plates can be sealed with self-adhesive sealing films and sealing mats made of TPE or silicone.
Are the sealing films reusable?
To ensure protection against evaporation and to protect the samples from contamination, the sealing films are very adhesive and cannot be reused. The reuse carries a high risk of contamination.
Does BRAND offer pierceable sealing films?
The pierceability depends on the material and the thickness. BRAND offers a variety of pierceable foils that allow easy removal of samples. There are aluminum films (781381) or films with a non-sticky zone (701370) that are very easy to pierce. There is also a film with precut openings (701374), which are used for repeated removal. Further information can be found in the sealing film brochure.
Is there a sealing film that is suitable for qPCR?
We recommend the highly transparent and pressure-sensitive film (781391) during a qPCR. This enables reliable evaporation protection and maximum transparency for reliable measurement results.