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What are the dimensions of Oris™ and Oris™ Pro plates?

Oris™ Plates
(96-well w/ Stoppers)
Oris™ Pro Plates
(96-well w/ BCG)
Oris™ Pro 384 Plates
(384-well w/ BCG)
Diameter of Well – Bottom6.3 mm6.58 mm3.3 mm
Diameter of Well – Top6.45 mm6.96 mm3.7 mm
Diameter of Cell Free Detection Zone2 mm2 mm2 mm
Well Volume400 µL392 μL131 µL
Suggested culture medium per Well100 µL100 µL20 µL
Area of Outer Annular Region (cell seeding region)28.03 mm230.86 mm26.86 mm2
Area of Central Detection Zone3.14 mm23.14 mm23.14 mm2
Plate Height14.85 mm14.4 mm14.4 mm
Plate Height with Lid17.9 mm17 mm16.5 mm
Offset of Wells (A-1 location, X)14.32 mm14.38 mm12.13 mm
Offset of Wells (A-1 location, Y)11.25 mm11.24 mm8.99 mm
Distance between Wells9.0 mm9.0 mm4.5 mm
Well Depth12.1 mm10.9 mm11.5 mm
Thickness of Well Bottom0.25 mm190 μm ±10%190 μm ±10%
Storage4°C15 – 30°C15 – 30°C

What software can I use to quantify cell migration/invasion in images I capture from Oris™ Assays?

We recommend ImageJ software, or its close relative Fiji for users who don’t have a commercial software package provided with the imaging system to be used. Both are freeware.

If your imaging system is provided with a software package, your vendor can help you with Oris™ quantification, and may already have a routine specifically designed for Oris™. See this application note for an example.

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I sometimes see “crescent effects” under the microscope with the Oris™ Detection Mask in place. Is this a problem for quantification using a microplate reader?

The mask provided with the Oris™ assays has an aperture diameter of 2.1 mm while the size of the Detection Zone formed by the stopper is 2.0 mm. The larger mask aperture is designed to allow some fluorescent background signal to included in the light path in order to bring the detector into the appropriate dynamic range, as illustrated in this technical note.

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