Plating Cells

Michael S. Straka mike.straka at
Fri Mar 22 12:30:59 EST 1996

>In article <Pine.HPP.3.91.960321153016.22171A-100000 at>, Steven Vokal <vokal at> says:
>>        I am doing alot of cell culture work with 24 and 96 well culture 
>>plates.  I seem to have the problem of not being able to put the same 
>>number of cells in each plate accurately.  Also it seems the cells grow 
>>differently from well to well.  Can someone suggest a way to solve my 
>>        Steve Vokal
>>        Dept of Surgery
>>        Creighton University
>>        Omaha, NE

I forgot to add, and I hope this isn't too obvious, but w/ regard to 
the 96-well plates, you can simply seed your cells based on the 
difference in well area; ie, 24-well plates have a nominal diameter 
of 22mm, 96-wells are 6mm.  Also, plates vary in other ways: round vs 
flat-bottom, coated or uncoated, etc.  You may have to try several 
types to get what you want.


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