Eppendorf PCR Consumables – Compatibility Guide for PCR and qPCR Cyclers

    PCR thermal cyclers are used with different consumables, depending on the amount and volume of the sample. But if a plate or tube seems to fit into the well of the PCR thermal cycler does not mean that its performance is optimal. You can either try different consumables and see the result after your first run…sometimes with a bad surprise, wasted sample, and reagents, or you first check this overview for your PCR thermal cycler and qPCR thermal cycler.

    Our experienced application specialists checked all plates with different PCR and qPCR instrument models for optimal fit to ensure maximum functionality and reliability of your experiments.

    Compatibility with Standard PCR cyclers:

    ABI (ThermoFisher)

    ABI GeneAmp® 2700/2720
    ABI GeneAmp 9600
    ABI GeneAmp 9700 (96-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips 0.2 mL*

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat


    ABI GeneAmp 9700 (384-well)
    ABI Veriti 384-well
    ABI VeritiPro 384-well

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    • Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384


    ABI GeneAmp 9800 Fast
    ABI Veriti 96-well Fast

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap striped, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat


    ABI MiniAmp®
    ABI SimpliAmp®
    ABI ProFlex® (96-well)
    ABI Veriti® 96-well
    VeritiPro™ 96-well

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips 0.2 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    * with ABI adapter, Standard accessory included with the respective cycler unit

    Agilent®

    Surecycler® 8800 (96-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips 0.2 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    Analytic Jena

    Alpha SC Cycler

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • skirted, (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    Apollo

    ATC-201

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips 0.2 mL
    • PCR Tube Strips 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    Bioer

    Gene Explorer (96-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips 0.2 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    Biometra®

    Tadvanced (96 /96 G / 96 S / 96 SG)
    Tgradient 96
    TOne
    Tprofessional (96, 96 Gradient)
    Uno

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL
    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat


    Tadvanced (384-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    • Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384


    Tpersonal (combi block)
    TRIO (combi block)

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    BIONEER®

    AllInOneCycler™ (96-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    Bio-Rad®

    C1000, C1000 Touch
    S1000 (96-well)
    PTC 200 (96-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL
    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat


    C1000
    C1000 Touch
    S1000 (384-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    • Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384


    iCycler (96-well)
    MyCycler
    T100

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    Eppendorf®

    Mastercycler® ep gradient/ep gradient S
    Mastercycler pro/pro S
    Mastercycler nexus GSX1/GSX1e/ SX1/SX1e
    Mastercycler nexus/nexus eco/nexus gradient/nexus gradient eco
    Mastercycler X50s/X50i, X50a/X50l

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips 0.2 mL
    • PCR Tube Strips 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips,flat

    Mastercycler ep 384
    Mastercycler pro 384
    Mastercycler X50h/X50t

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    • Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384

    Mastercycler X50p/X50r

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips,flat

    Mastercycler nexus GX2/GX2e/X2/X2e

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)*
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible*

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips 0.2 mL
    • PCR Tube Strips 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    * Can fit up to 3 segments (72 wells) of the divisible twin.tec PCR Plate

    G-Storm®

    GS1 (96-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL
    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    HiMedia®

    Prima-96

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    peqLab®

    peqSTAR® 96X

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL
    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    TaKaRa®

    Dice TP600

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile

    Techne®

    Touchgene (96-well)
    TC-412 (96-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL
    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    Techne TC-PLUS (96-well)

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat

    VWR®

    Collection UNO96

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.2 mL
    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, domed
    • Cap Strips, flat

    Compatibility with qPCR cyclers:

    ABI (ThermoFisher)

    7300 
    7500 Real-time PCR system
    7900HT Real-Time PCR System (Standard 96-well block)

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    7500 Fast Real-time PCR system
    7900HT Real-Time PCR System (Fast 96-well block)
    QuantStudio 3, 5, 6, 7, 12 K Real-time PCR System (96-well 0.1 mL block)
    StepOnePlus®

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    ABI 7900HT Real-Time PCR System (384-well block)
    ABI QuantStudio 5, 6, 7, 12 K Real-time PCR System (384-well block)

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    • Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    ABI QuantStudio® 3, 5, 6, 7, 12 K Real-time PCR System (96-well 0.2 mL block)

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    Agilent

    Mx3000P®/Mx3005P® qPCR System

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    AriaMx® qPCR System

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    Analytik Jena®

    QTower3 (G, touch)

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile

    QTower3 84

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    • Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    Bio-Rad

    CFX96 Touch™

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    CFX96 Touch Deepwell™

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    Bio-Rad CFX384 Touch™

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    • Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 384:

    Bio-Rad iQ, iQ-5, myiQ PCR System

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    Eppendorf®

    Mastercycler ep realplex
    Mastercycler ep realplex S

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile
    • semi-skirted (standard profile)
    • skirted (low profile)

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    KogeneBiotech

    PowerAmp96™

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, divisible, 250 µL (standard profile)
    • unskirted, 250 µL (standard profile)

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat*

      *Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    Roche®

    LightCycler® 96

    Compatible with twin.tec® PCR Plate 96:  

    • unskirted, low profile, divisible
    • unskirted, low profile

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat***

      ***Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

    LightCycler 480 (96-well block)

    Compatible with twin.tec PCR Plate 96: 

    • unskirted, low profile*

    Compatible with Tube Strips:

    • PCR Tube Strips, 0.1 mL**

    Compatible with Cap Strips:

    • Cap Strips, flat***

      ***Eppendorf Cap Strips, flat are generally suitable for real-time PCR. However, depending on the instrument, experimental setup, and/or reagents, using standard caps might interfere with signal detection. For optimal performance, use Eppendorf Masterclear Cap Strips with their inverted dome optimized for maximum light transmission.

     

    Note: Eppendorf twin.tec PCR Plates and Eppendorf Tube Strips are also available as real-time PCR variants with white wells. These exhibit a higher signal intensity during the reaction.
    The Eppendorf Tube Strips 0.2 mL with the attached domed caps as well as the domed Eppendorf Cap Strips fit into many of the real-time cyclers listed here, but are not suitable for qPCR where
    detection is performed from the top. Therefore, these products are marked as "not compatible".
    * With Eppendorf twin.tec Adapter for LC480: Cat. #0030 133.412,
    ** With LightCycler 8-Tube Strip Adapter Plate (Roche Cat. #06612598001)

    Note: Order numbers for twin.tec PCR Plates and twin.tec real-time PCR Plates correspond to colorless and white skirts respectively. There are other skirt colors as well as more consumables variants available from Eppendorf. Please refer to the order information in the Eppendorf Catalog or at www.eppendorf.com/twintec-pcr-plates


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