Drainage Device, MicroFluere® 96-well Microplate for ELISA


With the MicroFluere® 96-well microplate for ELISA, the technique and process of using the plate is almost identical to a standard plate. The key difference is how the draining process works. With a traditional plate, you aspirate and/or bang the plate upside down to clear the wells.

With MicroFluere®, the wells drain from the bottom. Each well transitions into a microfluidic channel, which has a drain at the bottom of the plate/film. The drainage device is a custom-made device to facilitate the clearing of the microfluidic channel between steps of the ELISA process. There is no flipping the plate or banging involved.

The drainage device, in conjunction with the absorbent pad, uses wicking and differential pressure to facilitate drainage. The absorbent pad collects all of the liquid and is then discarded as waste. The pressure differential is created by either using the vacuum port at your lab bench or using an inexpensive external pump (available as an add-on for small price).

Steps to Use the Drainage Device:

  1.      1.   Open the lid.
  2.      2.   Place absorbent pad on bed.
  3.      3.   Place MicroFluere® plate on absorbent pad such that pad and underside of plate are touching.
  4.      4.   Close lid and latch.
  5.      5.   Connect the device to the vacuum/pump via hose. Be sure to connect the hose to the red valve. If using                       external pump, pump 3 times.


  • No flipping the plate or banging necessary.
  • The drainage device is reusable for up to 10,000 uses.


Drainage Device Value Unit
drainage device material ABS
drainage device width 150 mm
drainage device length 143 mm
drainage device height 48 mm
drainage device weight 205 g

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