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MRC Maxi Plate

The MRC Maxi plate is an optimization plate in a 48 well format, designed by the MRC Cambridge. The plate offers large sitting-drop wells and is compatible both with standard robotic systems as well as manual pipetting.
It complements the original MRC crystallization plate, which is intended for smaller drop volumes and higher throughput during screening.
The plate is available in virgin Polystyrene and in an highly UV transparent polymer.

Advantages of the MRC Maxi Crystallisation plate

Easy crystal retrieval
Raised wide wells make the crystal mounting especially easy.

Easy viewing
The wells are wide conical.
Each well has a micro lens for perfect illumination.
Micro numbering readable under the microscope for each well.
The optically superior polymer (UVP) is UV transmissible.

Better sealing
Wide partition walls between the wells give plenty of area for good sealing with tape.
Very rigid, automation-friendly plate design.
The UVP polymer reduces through-plastic evaporation to a minimum.

SBS Standard
The plates are designed to the SBS standard and are compatible with all common holders.
9 mm distance from well-to-well within columns, 18 mm distance within rows.

Unique Polymer (UVP)
Ultra-low sample binding.
No static charging.

Recommended volumes
Volumes validated for MRC Maxi are up to 10 μl of sample drop and 200 μl of the crystallisation reagent.