Microplate reader incubation temperature is an important parameter to evaluate during routine QC checks or when attempting to troubleshoot an assay. Temperature is vitally important when kinetic assays are being run on a microplate reader - if your microplate and contents are not reaching the desired temperature then kinetic parameters will be inaccurate. Properly designed experiments can easily fail or produce misleading results with improper incubation temperatures or conditions.
The MicroQC Plate can accurately measure the internal temperature of your microplate reader's incubation chamber. The MicroQC Plate has a built in NIST calibrated temperature sensor that displays the environmental temperature of the MicroQC Plate on the ePaper display. The current temperature is shown, with an update once every second, in addition to the past temperature history for the last two minutes. Temperature is displayed in 0.1°C resolution and is accurate to +/- 0.2°C.
Microplate reader incubators are designed to operate in a closed environment with the plate in a normal reading position, i.e., with the door closed and the microplate tray inside the reader. The MicroQC Plate is designed to work the same way, under actual assay conditions, unlike other temperature measurement plates that require data cables, open doors, or rely on optical measurements.
To use the MicroQC Plate for temperature measurements all you need to do is insert the MicroQC Plate into the microplate reader, wait for the prescribed incubation time, run your normal assay protocol, and then your microplate reader's incubation chamber temperature on the ePaper display. Simple verification of your assay conditions along with reliable and accurate results you can trust.