The Hard-Shell® 96-well 480 PCR plate is designed specifically for the Roche LightCycler 480 system. The Hard-Shell technology prevents plate warping that often occurs during thermal cycling. The two-component microplate design incorporates a polycarbonate shell with stability and flatness, which can work well for heat-sealing methods. The uniform wells made from virgin polypropylene help reduce well-to-well variability in real-time PCR experiments. In addition, black alphanumeric lettering can facilitate sample loading by making it easier to identify different wells in your PCR plate.