The V&P Scientific Reformator (VP
381O) is simple device that allows the researcher to reformat plates
from 96 to 384 or the reverse using a 96 Pipettor or Pin Tool..
It can also be used with 96 well aspiration devices to aspirate from a 384
The VP 381O is mounted on a VP 581A
to hold the registration to a standard microplate holder. The 8
alignment pins in the corners serve to hold the 384 well microplate in the 4
corners of the jig with a 4.5 mm off set in all directions. This simple
feature allows a 96 Pipettor, Pin Tool or Aspirator access to the 4
quadrants of a 384 well microplate.
The 4 photos
to the right illustrate the 4
positions the microplate needs to be placed in order to
achieve the proper positioning. The placement can
either be done manually or with the aid of a robotic hand.