MRC 2 Lens Crystallisation Plate

The SWISSCI MRC 2 Lens Crystallisation Plate is a 96-well format sitting drop plate.


  • ANSI/SLAS 1-2004 Standard
  • 192 wells
  • Available in 3 polymers

Key Features

  • Optically perfect wells
  • Micro-numbering
  • Optimised for crystal viewing


The SWISSCI MRC 2 Lens Crystallisation Plate is for protein crystallisation in a 96-well plate format. The plate was developed at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK). It is the result of many years of experience in successful robotic high-throughput crystallisation.

The SWISSCI MRC 2 Lens Crystallisation Plate offers unique properties that make it ideal for both nano-litre crystallisation screening and micro-litre optimisation alike. Available in multiple optically superior polymers the plate allows easy crystal viewing and retrieval.

Product Specifications

Easy Crystal Retrieval
Raised wide wells improve accessibility for crystal mounting.

Easy Viewing
The micro-numbering is visible by microscope.
The wells are a wide conical shape and have a lens effect for perfect illumination.

Available in 3 different polymers 

The MRC 2 Lens Crystallisation Plate comes in Polystyrene (PS), UVP and UVXPO.
The UVXPO polymer is an optically superior UV transmissible polymer that additionally shows Uniform (Zero) background when using cross polarised light.

Better Sealing
Wide partition walls between the wells give plenty of area for good sealing with tape.
No central bending occurs in this very robust structure.
Excellent long term storage - no sample evaporation.

Wide range of volumes
Typical volumes are 40-100 μl of reservoir and 50 nl-5 μl drop size.

Order Information

Item: MRC 2 Lens Crystallisation plate
Details: Box of 100