The xxplates used in the system are custom designed for the xxpress®. Both the xxplates and heat films are only available through BJS Biotechnologies approved distributors, check the website to find your local supplier.
The plates are in 24 well, 54 well or 96 well format with the same pitch and well size as standard Real-Time PCR plates. This means that you can use multichannel pipettes. Remember there are no hardware changes required to switch between these flexible formats.
The heat films are specifically chosen as their optical properties are compatible with the xxpress optics system.