Does using the DropArray microplate require special skills as it has no walls?

A DropArray microplate does not require any special skills because the hydrophilic spots on the plate attract reagents while the hydrophobic surface between the spots repels reagents. A dispensed droplet adheres to a spot and does not come off during the typical handling expected for a plate. When dispensing reagents at small volumes for bead-based assay applications or replacing centrifugation for flow cytometry cell processing, DropArray improves workflow over traditional methods.