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Microtiter Well Plate Map Shape Definition File - 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 384, 1536 and 9600 well

What is the largest microtiter plate available today? I’m not sure what the answer is but Wikipedia mentions a 9600 well plate has been manufactured. Well plates are designed and the wells are labeled such that smaller plates are a subset of larger plates. Assuming that is the case, a 9600 well plate map file should cover all the commonly used plate sizes.

So, what does a 9600 well plate look like?

 9600 Well Plate.jpg

Much larger than the more commonly used 96 well plate.

 96 Well Plate.jpg

The attached ZIP file includes examples of the most common well plates, 6 well, 12, 24, 48, and 96, in addition to some larger plates with 384, 1536 and 9600 wells. Also included are the two files JMP needs to recognize the well names and build graph builder charts like the one above. These two files are called



There are two ways these files can be referenced and used by Graph Builder. The first way is to define a column property and reference the file directly.

 Using Map Shape Files - Option 1.jpg

The second method is to copy the map shape files to a special directory where Graph Builder searches for this kind of file. You can find this directory location from JMP by clicking

                File>Preferences>File Locations>Installation Directory

After navigating to that directory, look for a folder called “Maps” and copy the files into that folder.

Using Map Shape Files - Option 2.jpg