The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has become one of the most widely used techniques in molecular biology. It is used in applications from basic research to high-throughput screening.
PCR plates and strip tubes are made in polypropylene (PP) and while PP features of temperature resistance and low binding capacity fit with the needs of PCR protocol, some recent techniques as e.g. NGS, require binding properties.
While polystyrene (PS) polymer is easily subject to binding capacity improvement and is able to bind a wide range of molecules, the polypropylene (PP) is an inert polymer.
Thanks to a proprietary method for improving the binding capacity of polypropylene, now PCR 8 tubes strips or PCR plates are offered with coated molecules.