384-Well Plates are available in two plate types, standard microplates and microplates with transparent bottom. 384-well plates are manufactured with rounded wells which allow for optimal uniform meniscus formation. 384-well plates with transparent bottom are manufactured out of white or black polystyrene, with a transparent bottom made of polystyrene.
384-well plates are commonly found in high-throughput labs including academic labs, pharmaceutical research and development labs, contract research organizations, clinical labs, and biomedical research labs. The 384-well plate can be used in manual applications although it is common for 384-well plates to be used in high-throughput screening laboratories where there will be automation equipment and liquid handling robots.