Ritter Medical develops composite riplate® 96-well plates for fully automated robotic PCR screening

news-releasesRitter Medical GmbH
April 13th 2022

Schwabmünchen, Germany: – Ritter Medical, the German-based manufacturer of high quality robotic disposables, liquid dispensing and clinical solutions used in life sciences worldwide, has added riplate® PCR 96-well plates to its wide range of robotic consumable microplates.

The riplate® PCR design uses composite materials to provide greater flexibility and better compatibility with robotic high throughput screening (HTS) in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis as well as distinctive user benefits.

Composite construction

Specially developed for fully automated PCR analyses, riplate® PCR uses a unique combination of two different materials: virgin polypropylene for the 96 transparent wells and polycarbonate for the surrounding frame. This allows it to deliver mechanical and temperature-resistant rigidity alongside high chemical resistance of the individual wells.

The riplate® PCR range is suitable for HTS applications in robotic systems, as well as for manual DNA analysis. They are consistent with the American Society for Biomolecular Screening (SBS) standard that forms the global template for microplates and are thus compatible with all common thermocyclers, e.g. Bio-Rad CFX, etc..

User benefits

Thin-walled wells of polypropylene provide excellent heat conduction and minimize condensation, while·V-shaped well bottoms maximize sample recovery and minimize waste.

The polycarbonate composition of the surrounding frame allows riplate® PCR to be handled easily,  even in hot condition. Riplate® PCR plates are stackable and include alphanumeric codes to provide each well with its own reference identity, to allow accurate identification and tracking of different samples.

riplate® PCR range

Each Riplate® PCR plate consists of 96 Wells made of virgin polypropylene with a maximum volume of 145 µl/well and a working volume of 5 – 125 µl/well. Raised well rims reduce the risk of cross-contamination. The plates are free of ATP, RNase, human DNA and pyrogen.

There are two products in the Riplate® PCR range:

Catalog No. article description packing unit
43001-0301 riplate® PCR 96 wells, skirted, low profile 50
43001-0302 riplate® PCR 96 wells, skirted with barcode, low profile 50


About Ritter Medical

Ritter Medical is a division of Ritter GmbH that since 2021, has formed part of Avantor, Inc., the leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied materials industries.

Ritter, founded in Bavaria in 1965, has become a world-class manufacturer of high quality plastics and “made in Germany” sterile and non-sterile laboratory equipment, high precision dispensers, tips and plates.

From its 25,500 m2 ultra-modern facilities at Schwabmünchen near Munich, Ritter’s 300-strong workforce develops and produces high-quality plastic products for the global market, certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2012 standards.

In more than 50 countries, millions of Ritter Medical products are used in clinical and biotechnological applications every day.

Ritter Medical’s comprehensive ranges of sterile assay and sample handling containers, robotic tips and other specialized equipment make its brand highly respected in research and biotech laboratories.

Learn more at: https://www.ritter-medical.de/en/


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Ritter Medical develops composite riplate® 96-well plates for fully automated robotic PCR screening

Ritter riplate® PCR 96 wells, skirted, low profile

Ritter Medical develops composite riplate® 96-well plates for fully automated robotic PCR screening

Ritter riplate® PCR 96 wells, skirted, low profile, with barcode.