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Nunc Edge 96-well plate

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To help ensure optimal results for different types of cell culture and the subsequent cellular analysis, we offer a range of cell culture plates spanning a variety of surfaces, well-bottom shapes and colors. Let us help guide your selection by starting with the cell culture surfaces modified to suit the needs of your specific cell types.

Nunclon Delta 
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Non-treated for suspension cultures or general assays Nunclon Vita for fastidious cells Nunclon Sphera for spheroid-organoid culture Nunclon UpCell for adherent culture plus trypsin-free cell harvesting Poly-D-Lysine and Collagen I for primary and finicky cells
A standard tissue culture (TC) surface modification that makes the polystyrene surface more hydrophilic, thus facilitating maximum adhesion for a broad range of cell types. High quality, optically clear virgin polystyrene with hydrophobic surface, ideal for suspension cell culture, also useful for a variety of biochemical binding assays. Unique energy-treated surface that when combined with conditioned media supplemented with a ROCK inhibitor, can support attachment and expansion of human pluripotent stem cells. Enables formation of reproducible spheroid cultures. Cells grow and aggregate with virtually no cell attachment to the culture vessel. For spheroid culture, organoid culture, and 3D culture. Enables harvesting of cells in single cell suspension or as contiguous cell sheet by temperature reduction and can create 3D tissue models without foreign-to-the-body scaffold material ECM-coated surface mimicking the growth environment inside the body, ideal for cells that have difficulties growing on the regular tissue culture surface. Collagen I is of animal origin, whereas PDL is fully synthetic.
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4-well cell culture plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
167063 Nunc 4-Well Plate, Rectangular Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 100 Order
267061 Nunc 4-Well Plate, Rectangular Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 100 Order
176740 Nunc 4-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 4 Case of 120 Order
179820 Nunc 4-Well Plate, Round Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 4 Case of 120 Order

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6-well cell culture plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
140675 Nunc 6-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 75 Order
140685 Nunc 6-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 85 Order
150239 Nunc 6-Well Plate, Round Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 75 Order
174932 Nunclon Sphera 6-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Sphera Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 7 Order
174901 Nunc UpCell 6-Well Plate, Round UpCell Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 6 Order
152034 Nunc 6-Well Plate Collagen I  Collagen I Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
152035 Nunc 6-Well Plate Poly-D-Lysine Poly-D-Lysine Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 20 Order
145380 Nunclon Vita 6-Well Plate Nunclon Vita Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 4 Order

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8-well cell culture plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
167064 Nunc 8-Well Plate, Rectangular Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 100 Order
267062 Nunc 8-Well Plate, Rectangular Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 10 Case of 100 Order

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12-well cell culture plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
150628 Nunc 12-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 75 Order
150200 Nunc 12-Well Plate, Round Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 75 Order
174931 Nunclon Sphera 12-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Sphera Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 7 Order
174900 Nunc UpCell 12-Well Plate, Round UpCell Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 6 Order
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24-well cell culture plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
142475 Nunc 24-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 75 Order
142485 Nunc 24-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 85 Order
144530 Nunc 24-Well Plate, Round Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 75 Order
174930 Nunclon Sphera 24-Well Plate, Round  Nunclon Sphera Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 7 Order
174899 Nunc UpCell 24-Well Plate, Round UpCell Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 6 Order

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48-well cell culture plates

Catalog # Description Surface Color Lid Sterile Pack Size Product Size  
150687 Nunc 48-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 75 Order
152640 Nunc 48-Well Plate, Round Nunclon Delta Clear Yes Yes Sleeve of 5 Case of 85 Order
150787 Nunc 48-Well Plate, Round Non-treated Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 75 Order
174898 Nunc UpCell 48-Well Plate, Round UpCell Clear Yes Yes Individually packed Case of 6 Order

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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. In order to mitigate damage caused by evaporation, notably among the highly vulnerable perimeter wells, researchers typically leave the outer wells in a standard 96-well plate empty, ultimately sacrificing 37.5% of each plate. With the Thermo Scientific Nunc Edge 2.0 plate this work-around strategy is no longer necessary.

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Cell adhesion and growth on coated or modified glass or plastic surfaces
Growth substrates affect the adhesion, growth, morphology and differentiation of various cell types. However, the response to a given surface is cell type specific. Selection of a growth surface for cell culture should be based on cell culture performance and on application. In this technical bulletin, the growth of various cell types on plastic, soda lime glass and borosilicate coverglass was examined with surfaces that were either unmodified, coated with polylysine, or stably surface modified with non-biological reagents or electrical discharge. 

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