96-well cell culture plates

Find the best plate for your cell-based research

Whether culturing individual cell lines or scaling up for high-throughput screening, there is a Thermo Scientific Nunc 96-well plate for your needs. Advances in surface modifications, well geometry and optical clarity, allow us to provide you with a 96-well cell culture plate tailored for your specific application.

Find your cell culture plate by surface

To help ensure flexible, reproducible and reliable results across every stage of cell culture, we offer a range of cell culture plates with a variety of surfaces optimized for different needs in cell attachment and cell growth. 

For additional guidance on usage by cell type, view our Surface Selection Guide

Surfaces Nunclon Delta

Non-treated

Optical bottom plates Nunclon Sphera Nunc UpCell ECM-coated
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Applications Adherent cell culture





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Suspension culture, general biochemical assays


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Cellular imaging





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3D spheroid and organoid culture




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Non-enzymatic cell detachment following adherent cell culture

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Primary and finicky adherent cell culture



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The reinvented Nunc Edge 2.0 96-Well Plate

Take your cell-based assays to the edge

We reinvented the 96-well plate so you can reclaim full use of all 96 wells without worrying about evaporation in the perimeter wells. The large reservoirs surrounding the Edge 2.0 96-well plate, when filled, effectively eliminate the "edge effect" caused by evaporation and temperature fluctuation.

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Nunc 96-well cell culture treated plates for adherent cells

96-well cell culture plates for adherent cells

The Thermo Scientific Nunclon Delta cell culture surface treatment promotes maximum adhesion for a broad range of cell types.

The Nunclon Delta surface is a fully synthetic energy-treated surface that makes the otherwise very hydrophobic polystyrene surface more hydrophilic, thus facilitating cell attachment and growth. The Nunclon Delta certificate ensures high quality standards and lot-to-lot consistency.

Flat (F) bottom 96-well cell culture treated plates
Round (U) bottom 96-well cell culture treated plates

Flat (F) bottom, polystyrene 96-well cell culture treated plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
167008 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order
161093 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order
136101 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Nunclon Delta White Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order
136102 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Nunclon Delta White Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order
137101 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Nunclon Delta Black Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order
137103 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Nunclon Delta Black Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order
168055 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Nunclon Delta Clear No Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order

Round (U) bottom, polystyrene 96-well cell culture treated plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
163320 Nunc 96-Well U Bottom Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order
168136 Nunc 96-Well U Bottom Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order
143761 Nunc 96-Well U Bottom Nunclon Delta Clear No Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order

Nunc 96-well non-treated plates for suspension cultures or bio-assays

Suspension culture and general assay 96-well plates

Nunc polystyrene plates support growth of suspension cultures that can proliferate and grow without attachment.

Made from high quality USP Class VI virgin polystyrene, the Nunc solid 96-well plates are ideal for colorimetric, fluorescence- and luminescence-based cell analysis and protein binding assays.

Clear, flat (F) bottom, 96-well non-treated plates
Black, flat (F) bottom, polystyrene 96-well non-treated plates
White, flat (F) bottom, polystyrene 96-well non-treated plates
Clear, round (U) bottom, polystyrene 96-well non-treated plates
Clear, conical (V) bottom, polystyrene 96-well non-treated plates

Clear, flat (F) bottom 96-well non-treated plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
269620 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Clear No
No Sleeve of 5 Case of 60 Order
260860 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order
266120 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 25 Case of 100 Order
243656 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 6 Case of 108 Order
269787 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Clear No Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order
260895 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Clear Yes No Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order
260844 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom, Barcoded Non-treated Clear No No Sleeve of 10 Case of 180 Order
260887 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom, Barcoded Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order
256510 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Clear No Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 180 Order
260836 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Clear No No Sleeve of 10 Case of 180 Order
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Sleeve of 10

Black, flat (F) bottom, polystyrene 96-well non-treated plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
237108 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Black No No Sleeve of 10 Case of 180 Order
237105 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Black Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order
237107 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated Black Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order

White, flat (F) bottom, polystyrene 96-well non-treated plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
236108 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated White No No Sleeve of 10 Case of 180 Order
236105 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated White Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order
236107 Nunc 96-Well Flat Bottom Non-treated White Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order

Clear, round (U) bottom, polystyrene 96-well non-treated plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
268152 Nunc 96-Well U Bottom Non-treated Clear No No Sleeve of 10 Case of 180 Order
268200 Nunc 96-Well U Bottom Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order
262162 Nunc 96-Well U Bottom Non-treated Clear No Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order
278606 Nunc 96 Deep Well U Bottom Non-treated Clear No Yes Sleeve of 4 Case of 32 Order
278605 Nunc 96 Deep Well U Bottom Non-treated Clear No No Sleeve of 4 Case of 32 Order
262146 Nunc 96-Well UBottom Non-treated Clear No No Bulk padk of 135 Case of 135 Order
260210 Nunc 96-Well U Bottom Non-treated Clear No Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 180 Order

Clear, conical (V) bottom, polystyrene 96-well non-treated plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
249570 Nunc 96-Well V Bottom Non-treated Clear No No Sleeve of 10 Case of 180 Order
249662 Nunc 96-Well V Bottom Non-treated Clear No Yes Individually packed Case of 50 Order
249952 Nunc 96-Well V Bottom Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 160 Order
249935 Nunc 96-Well V Bottom Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 80 Order
249940 Nunc 96-Well V Bottom Non-treated Clear No Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 80 Order

Optical bottom plates (OBP) for cellular imaging

Optical bottom 96-well plates

Optical bottom plates for imaging applications

With superior imaging quality and minimal background noise and crosstalk between wells, Nunc optical bottom plates are optimized for fluorescence and luminescence imaging applications.

Optical polymer film bottom 96-well plates
Optical coverglass bottom 96-well plates

Optical polymer film bottom 96-well plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
165305 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Nunclon Delta Black Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 30 Order
165306 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Nunclon Delta White Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 30 Order
152036 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Collagen I Black Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
152040 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Collagen I White Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
152037 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Poly-D-Lysine Black Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of  20 Order
152028 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Poly-D-Lysine White Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
265301 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Non-treated Black No
No Sleeve of 10 Case of 30 Order
265302 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Non-treated White No No Sleeve of 10 Case of 30 Order
Yes
Yes

Optical coverglass bottom 96-well plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
164588 Nunc 96-Well Optical 1.5 Coverglass Bottom Cell culture treated Black Yes Yes Sleeve of 6 Case of 30 Order
164590 Nunc 96-Well Optical 1.5 Coverglass Bottom Cell culture treated White Yes Yes Sleeve of 6 Case of 30 Order
160376 Nunc 96-Well Optical 1.5 CC2Coverglass Bottom CC2 enhanced cell culture Black Yes Yes Sleeve of 6 Case of 30 Order
265300 Nunc 96-Well Optical 1.5 Coverglass Bottom Non-treated Black No No Sleeve of 5 Case of 30 Order

Nunclon Sphera plates with ultra-low binding surface

Nunclon Sphera plates with ultra-low binding surface

The Thermo Scientific Nunclon Sphera surface enables cells to grow and aggregate with virtually no attachment to the culture vessel.

The Nunclon Sphera plates provide a physiologically relevant 3D cell culture format for disease modeling and drug screening applications in cancer and stem cell research, creating reproducible spheroids that can be further differentiated into specific organoids.

Nunclon Sphera 96-well plates for 3D spheroid culture

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
174925 Nunclon Sphera 96-Well Round (U) Bottom Nunclon Sphera Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 8 Order
174929 Nunclon Sphera 96-Well Round (U) Bottom Nunclon Sphera Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 50 Order
174927 Nunclon Sphera 96-Well Flat (F) Bottom Nunclon Sphera Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 8 Order

Nunc UpCell plates for cell harvesting

Nunc UpCell

The Thermo Scientific Nunc UpCell surface enables harvesting of cells by temperature reduction without the need for dissociation enzymes (e.g. trypsin).

The Nunc UpCell plates are grafted with PIPAAm polymers that change conformation and hydrophilicity according to external temperature, dislodging cells from the growth surface in this process while keeping cellular membrane and surface receptors intact.

Nunc UpCell 96-well plate for culturing and harvesting adherent cells without Trypsin

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
174897 Nunc UpCell 96 Flat (F) Bottom  UpCell Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 8 Order

Nunc ECM-coated plates for finicky cell attachment

Nunc ECM-coated

The Thermo Scientific Nunc ECM-coated surfaces are ideal for culturing cells with difficulties attaching to the regular tissue culture surfaces.

Nunc Poly-D-Lysine (PDL) and Collagen I coated plates are designed to enhance the adhesion and growth of primary cells and finicky cell lines in vitro. The PDL synthetic material and the Collagen I protein of animal origin are aseptically coated in either the Nunc regular plates or the Nunc Optical Bottom plates with 10-3 sterility assurance level (SAL).

Nunc ECM-coated 96-well plates for primary and finicky cells

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
152038 Nunc 96-Well Flat (F) Bottom Collagen I Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
152039 Nunc 96-Well Flat (F) Bottom Poly-D-Lysine Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
152036 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Collagen I Black Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
152040 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Collagen I White Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
152037 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Poly-D-Lysine Black Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of  20 Order
152028 Nunc 96-Well Optical Polystyrene Polymer Bottom Poly-D-Lysine White Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
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