Monday, November 01, 2010

So I heard someone talking about plates...

I remember when I first heard someone who worked as a laboratory technician talking about plates. Turns out that she was referring to these things -- microplates.

They're nifty little things. Some kinds can be used as basically miniaturized Petri dishes. Others have membranes for their bottom surfaces, and this allows all sorts of interesting adhesions to be used in laboratory tests.