FAQ: Can the 96-well plate format of NEB 5-alpha Competent E.coli, NEB #C2987P, be separated into smaller sections?

Yes. For the 96-well plate format, NEB 5-alpha Competent E.coli cells are packed in a 96-well divisible polypropylene plate (Eppendorf twin.tec® PCR divisible plates) and sealed with aluminum foil film. The plate can be snapped into four separate 24-well segments when running smaller-scale transformations. To separate a 24-well segment, place the 96-well plate on dry ice, bend the plate at the connections, and cut the foil seal between the sections. The unused sections should be returned to -80°C freezer for storage.