17.7. Bioplate

17.7.1. Properties
17.7.2. Biowell

With bioplates it is possible to organize biomaterial such as samples, extracts and labeled extracts into wells. Each plate has a number of wells that is defined by the plate geometry.

Use Biomaterial LIMSBioplate to get to the list of bioplates.

17.7.1. Properties


The bioplate name. The name does not unique but it is recommended to keep it unique. BASE by default assigns New bioplate as name. This field is mandatory.

Plate geometry

Information about the plate design defining the number of rows and columns on the bioplate. This field are mandatory and can only be set for new bioplates.


The freezer where the bioplate is stored. Optional.


Barcode of the bioplate. Optional.


Other useful information about the bioplate. Optional.

Figure 17.5. Bioplate properties

Bioplate properties


This allows BASE users to use annotation types to refine bioplate description. More about annotating items can be read in Section 11.4, “Annotating items” .

17.7.2. Biowell

Biowells existence are managed through the bioplate they belong to. Creating a bioplate will automatically create the biowells on the plate, correspondingly deleting a plate will also remove the associated biowells. The only thing that can be changed for a biowell is the biomaterial it holds. Go to the Wells-tab when viewing a bioplate and click on in the biomaterial column for the specific biowell you want to change. Assigning a biomaterial to a biowell can also be done when editing a sample, extract or labeled extract item.



Shows which bioplate the biowell is located on. This property is read-only.


The biowell location on the bioplate in format [row,column]. This property is read-only.

Biomaterial type

The type of biomaterial stored in this biowell. This property must be selected before before a biomaterial can be selected.


Name of the biomaterial in this biowell. Before changing this you must select the appropriate Biomaterial type.

Figure 17.6. Biowell properties

Biowell properties